Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 27, 2015

All students who are in 5th grade of above may take this course.  Training will take place at the Hamilton County Extension office on September 15, 22 and 29.  Presentations by a nurse, police officer, mothers of young children, experienced baby-sitters, and Extension personnel will be included in the training.

August 27, 2015

Would you like to spend some quality time with your 6th grade child?  The Hamilton PROSPER Team is pleased to offer a FREE, FUN and effective program for parents and caregivers to attend with your 6th grade child.  We invite you to join us Tuesdays for family engagement. Program includes a family meal and childcare.

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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    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.

  • 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.
     

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