Family Life & Family Finance Resources in Northeast Iowa

Cindy Thompson is the Family Life/Family Finance Program Specialist for Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Chickasaw counties.  She also covers Buchanan and Delaware counties for Family Life programming. Family Life areas include early care and education, parenting, and caregiving in later life.  Family Finance includes topics such as basic finances, money management, spending plans, retirement and investing.  Cindy can be contacted for both programming or resources related to any of these topics.  She is housed in the Chickasaw County office in New Hampton and be reached at 641-229-6655 or

General Information

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Family Life

** Early Care and Education
Environmental Rating Scale
Early Learning Workshops (Various topics available)

Environmental Rating Scale
(ERS Institute - Additional Notes for Clarification/Supplemental Material)
Let's Talk....Child Care

** Parenting

Strengthening Families Program 10-14

Together We Care

Just in Time Parenting
(Newsletters/Searchable database - Use code IA10JITP)
Science of Parenting
Dare To Excel
Tips for Teens
(Various Publications)

** Caregiving
Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Family Finance

Take Control of Your Money
Planning Your Financial Future for Child Care Business
 (2 sessions; Face-to-Face or Online)
Your Money Your Future

Money Talk

Sharpening Your Financial Coaching Skills (Revised material coming soon!)

Tools for Money Management
2013 Money Management Calendar

Budgeting and Expense Tracking Spreadsheet 

Iowa Concern Line

Money Tips

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