Family & Food

In partnership with Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach engages you through research-based education, empowering you to live your best life. Our education helps you become closer to family, raise healthy children, talk with your teens, improve relationships, enjoy a lifetime full of memories, save more money, live a healthy life, have access to trusted resources, and care for yourself and others. We invite you to join us in person, virtually, or on-line!

Family Learning Connection (FLC)

We provide the parenting information, advice, and support you need.

FLC is here to support you in the important role of caring for your children. Attend our free workshops. We use a variety of formats to teach about many topics, including understanding child development, teaching responsibility, and communicating with your kids.

You are your child’s most important teacher!

These workshops are designed for the parents and caregivers of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten-age children (birth-5 years old). Join us from home for our virtual meetings. For our in-person meetings, parents and children meet in a small-group setting with our expert parent educators. Workshops are completely free and include a family meal and program materials. In addition, transportation assistance and interpretation services are available upon request.

Your kids are only young once – learn all you can! FLC offers information on a variety of topics related to child and family development. Find child and Family Development Resources.

Learn more about FLC