Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 21, 2014

Click here to read about about 2014 Iowa State Fair Results from the Iowa 4-H shows.

January 29, 2014

Registration is now open for Greene County 5th and 6th graders interested in learning more about the field of babysitting.  The Babysitting Basics course is a five-week series that will run on Mondays, beginning March 3rd, with the final class scheduled for March 31st.  

January 17, 2014

Smart Choice: Options in the New Heath Insurance Marketplace coming to Greene Coutny Extension. Click here to learn more!

November 9, 2012

An upcoming workshop on role modeling healthy behaviors is being sponsored by Greene County Extension for child care providers, teachers, as well as parents.  The workshop is eligible for two hours of licensing credits for child care providers.

October 26, 2012

Two upcoming workshops related to raising and teaching children are being sponsored by Greene County Extension for child care providers, teachers, as well as parents. One workshop will focus on building quality relationships with children, while the other will help participants learn the importance of modeling healthy behaviors for kids. Each workshop is eligible for two hours of licensing credits for child care providers.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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