Home and Family

Local Highlights

September 12, 2018

The Better Kid Care and Childcare Provider Trainings are eductional programming for local childcare providers.  Join us for all the classes or just one.  Questions call the Floyd County Extension office at 641-228-1453.

February 1, 2019

This is a one-day workshop that will be held on February 26 at the Floyd County Fairground - Youth Enrichment Center.  This workshop will discuss the language of estate planning, gift, estate & Inheritance taxes, family communication, working with legal and tax professional and other areas vital to creating a good succession plan. 

January 29, 2019

Tinker Tots is a STEM program for 3-5 year olds and their parents at public libraries in Floyd County.  

January 23, 2019

We all need a few good friends and the best way to have a friend is to be a friend.  So grab a buddy and join us as we discover how to be a fantastic friend!

January 11, 2019

Our Kids Count partnering with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Floyd County will be holding Fun Family Nutrition Nights for 9 Thursdays evenings, Feb 2 - May 2..  Space is available for 10 families with children age 18 or younger or who are expecting.  Call 641-228-1453 to register. 


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.

  • 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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