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Legal Requirements and Reports

Iowa Code section 279.51 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.

2012-2013 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

2012-2013 Parent Support Year Report Template Complete - (Printable Version) The 2012-2013 year-end report (complete version) Parent/Family Support programs not participating in the REDcap pilot may be found in this section. Report due July 31, 2013.  Hand written reports will not be accepted.

2012-2013 Parent Support Year End Report Template-Financial Pages Only - (read-only version) The 2012-2013 year-end report (financial pages only version) for Shared Visions Parent/Family Support programs participated in the REDcap pilot for the entire year may be found in this section.  Report due July 31, 2013.  Handwritten reports will not be accepted.


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 Applicants

A total of 9 family/parent support programs were awarded funding for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

FY 2013 Shared Visions Parent Support Allocations



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 or toll-free at 1-888-IAKIDS1 or e-mail


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 2:43am.