Home and Family

Local Highlights

Child reading book
June 10, 2019

La investigación muestra que buenas habilidades de alfabetización tiene un impacto a largo plazo en el desarrollo de su hijo/a.

baby looking at camera
April 1, 2019

Expecting a little bundle of joy? Come to a party given in your honor!

Michelle Schott
March 1, 2019

Michelle Schott, family life extension educator for Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, Polk County, was the 2019 recipient of the Margaret K. Yoder Human Sciences Extension Award. The Award is given to a young extension professional who has demonstrated excellence in programming. Schott was presented the award yesterday in front of over 400 professional peers during the ISU Extension and Outreach Professionals Annual Conference held in Ames, Iowa.

July 5, 2018

Expecting a baby by August 20th or later? Come to a party given in your honor!

June 18, 2018

Raising School Ready Readers program to begin Tuesdays in July at Capitol View Elementary.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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