Home and Family

Local Highlights

November 11, 2019

Registration is open for the 25th Anniversary Centering on Centers Conference! This is a professional development conference for anyone who works with young children birth through age 8. Join us for a high quality, low cost, local educational opportunity.  

October 24, 2019

Create great gifts at a Parent & Me workshop!

September 3, 2019

A series focused on strategies for using your time, money and skills wisely to save money and prepare nutritious and safe foods.

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August 20, 2019

Learn how to identify and cook with common herbs!

April 2, 2019

Come celebrate Mother’s Day early with a Parent & Me workshop! During this workshop you will decorate a tea cup, saucer and make a centerpiece. After making the creations, enjoy some tea and treats with your loved ones.

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

  • 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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