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Shared Visions parent support programs provide educational support services to parents of at-risk children aged birth through five years with priority to applicants that serve parents of at-risk children aged birth through three years.

Legal Requirements

Iowa Code chapter 256a and the rules in 281--Iowa Administrative Code 67 govern the parent support programs. In addition, Shared Visions Parents Support programs are required to report to the department annually. A summary of state data is included in the Child Development Coordinating Council Annual Report to the Governor.

 

Reports

2013-2014 Child Development Coordinating Council Shared Visions Annual Report - Describes the work of the Council and its future activities. The report also includes the status of the parent support and preschool programs for at-risk children and their families.

Parent Support Annual Report Template

2014-2015 Parent Support Year-End Report Template - The 2014-2015 year-end report (financial pages supplemental version) for Shared Visions Parent Support programs is due August 7, 2015. Handwritten reports will not be accepted. Directions for submission can be found on the attached form.

 

Advisory Group

The Child Development Coordinating Council (CDCC) advises and assists the Department of Education regarding the administration and implementation of two state funded at risk programs for children ages birth to five; the Shared Visions Parent Support Program and the Shared Visions Preschool Program. The CDCC conducts meetings at a minimum of four times annually. Council meetings are open to the public. Visit the CDCC webpage for a membership list, meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.

 

Awarded Locations

FY16 Shared Visions Parent Support - Awarded Grantees - A list of awarded applicants for FY16 Shared Visions Parent Support Program Grants. The competitive grant application process resulted in a total of 6 applications being awarded funding out of the 14 total received. Final award amounts are contingent on the finalization of the state appropriation. FY16 grants are awarded with a renewal option of up to five years provided grantees meet program requirements. The next competitive grant process for Shared Visions Parent Support Programs will be for FY21.

 

Application

The Shared Visions Parent Support Program Grants provide funds for educational support services to parents of at-risk children aged birth through five years with priority to applicants that serve parents of at-risk children aged birth through three years. Iowa Code chapter 256A and Iowa Code section 279.51, and 281--Iowa Administrative Code 67, govern these grants. Applications are submitted to the Department of Education through the online grant application system, IowaGrants.gov. Competitive grants will be awarded with a renewal option for up to five years provided grantees meet program requirements. The next competitive grant process for Shared Visions Parent Support Programs will be for FY21.

 

Guidance Documents

FAQ for Implementation--Shared Visions Parent Support (2015-02-09)

FY16 Budget Guidance

Instructions for Registering in IowaGrants.gov

Shared Visions Parent Support 2015-2016 Poverty Guidelines

 

Links

ZERO TO THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.
http://www.zerotothree.org/

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.
http://www.naeyc.org/default.htm

National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. A not-for-profit association of parents, educators, students, and other citizens actives in their schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children.
http://www.pta.org/index.asp

Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) - many Shared Visions Parent/Family support programs also receive funds from local Early Childhood Iowa area boards. Additional information, including a link to the Iowa Family Support Credentialing program can be found on the ECI website.
http://www.state.ia.us/earlychildhood/state_system/ECI_comp_wrkgrps/quality_services_programs/family_support.html

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Bureau of Family Health's Iowa Family Support website has details regarding Iowa's Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) grant; as well as a link to the state funded OPES Programswebsite; and other information.
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/hpcdp/family_health_support.asp

Early ACCESS is Iowa's system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. Early ACCESS Iowa connects with local children's providers within the Early ACCESS system. Information can be found on the website at http://www.earlyaccessiowa.org/ or toll-free at 1-888-IAKIDS1 or e-mail earlyaccessia@vnsdm.org

 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 31, 2015 at 10:34am.