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December 28, 2016

The STEM Robotics Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth and Cherokee counties to deliver and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Robotics research-based education, beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017. 

December 28, 2016

The STEM Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, and Cherokee counties to deliver and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) research-based education beginning May 24, 2017 through August 16, 2017. 

December 28, 2016

The Creative Arts Summer Associate Educator will work with youth and adults in Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, and Cherokee counties to deliver Creative Arts research-based education from May 24-August 16, 2017. 

November 30, 2016

Parents of children ages five and under are invited to join “Family Storyteller” at the George Public Library on Thursdays starting Jan. 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Free books, home activity kits, snacks and crafts are all a part of a fun-filled, enjoyable evening. Literacy is a child's number one indicator of academic success. Work with them on their literacy skills now, and see them flourish because of it later in their academic lives. The Family Storyteller method has proven success.

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14
November 8, 2016

Sometimes, all it takes is a little one-on-one time with a parent for a child to really open up to them. The Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) established in 2001 for pre-teens and their parents is desined to do just that. Lyon County fifth and sixth grade students and their parents are invited to enroll in this free, six week program beginning Feb. 23, 2017. 

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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