Home and Family

Local Highlights

Now Hiring
September 26, 2016

The Muscatine County Extension is currently seeking a Youth Program Coordinator to work with our Juntos: Together for a Better Education program.

Juntos: Together for a better Education
September 18, 2015

The goal of the Muscatine Juntos Project is to help students achieve high school graduation and access higher educaiton.

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
August 23, 2016

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Muscatine County is a community-based appraoch to child protection.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.

August 2, 2016

Plan ahead for future care through this five session workshop which will include the development of a notebook of financial records, presentations by community experts, case studies and lots of discussion.  Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine.  

Dare to Excel
May 1, 2016

Help your child maintain school learning over the summer. Includes tips to prevent summer learning loss; summer activities that nurture respect and cooperation; and ways to maintain routines when school is out.

Bed Bugs 101 Seminar 

ISU Extension and Outreach Entomologist, Donald Lewis presented information via webinar on August 17, 2016. The presentation was a cooperative endeavor between ISU Extension and Outreach, Bosch Pest Control, Muscatine County Community Services, UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine Public Health and Muscatine Community School District. The video is 1 hour in duration.  Click here to access the video.

 

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.

  • 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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