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Growing Strong Families earns Iowa Family Support Credential

woman and child

Growing Strong Families is a comprehensive family experience for expectant parents as well as parents and caregivers of children from birth through age 5. Participation is voluntary in this program that features regular, on-going home visits from ISU Extension and Outreach parent educators, along with group meetings. Available in Adair, Fremont, Page, Taylor and Wayne counties, the program has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential from the Iowa Department of Management and Public Health.

Growing Strong Families teaches parents about child development, nutrition, money management and health and safety. In a typical year the program serves approximately 230 families, reaching 350 children.

This article appeared in May 2012 -- From Cathann Kress Newsletter