Home and Family

Local Highlights

Two boys conducting a STEM experiment on a tablet.
January 15, 2019

Kindergarten-3rd graders are invited to explore STEAM concepts during their 2019 Spring Break, March 18-22.

Group of kids holding up workshop take home activity.
January 8, 2019

Clover Buds is a fun, hands-on after school program for Kindergarten-3rd graders.

Green 4-H Clover
January 8, 2019

Apply to be a teen counselor or adult volunteer at the July 31 - August 2, 2019, Tri-County 4-H Camp!

STEM in action red graphic
January 7, 2019

Madrid 2nd and 3rd graders are invited to put STEM in action.

Barb Wollan, Human Sciences Specialist, Family Finance
December 4, 2018

Boone County Extension, in cooperation with Boone County Hospital, is offering a workshop series beginning January 22 called “Finances of Caregiving.” This five-session workshop helps families gather and organize financial and legal information, and introduces legal issues families may not have addressed.


Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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