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Local Highlights

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June 8, 2020

Iowa 4-H is offering a free, hands-on learning experience to parents that will help their children gain confidence in staying at home.

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May 19, 2020

Woodbury County's Extension and Outreach office will be providing a virtual format for the babysitter certification class this summer.

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April 16, 2020
AMES, Iowa – “Child saves the day by calling 911” can be a true story when children have adequate education from parents, teachers and community partners in caring for themselves when they are home alone.
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April 1, 2020

Looking for something new for the kids to do this summer? Check out the fun and educational camps provided by Woodbury County Extension! With a great selection of activities and research-based curriculum delivered by experienced 4-H Youth Development & Extension staff, your children will be able to expand their horizons and have a great time doing it at any one of our summer camps. Registration is now open. For more information, please call (712) 276-2157.

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.  

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, 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.

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    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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