Shared Visions Parent Support Program
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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 and Reports
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.
2016 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.
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.
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.
FY18 Shared Visions Preschool Grant Allocations - This document provides the FY18 state allocation for each Shared Visions Parent Support Grantee.
The Shared Visions Parent Support Program Grants provide funds for educational support services to parents of children at-risk and aged birth through five years with priority to applicants that serve parents of children at-risk and 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.
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.
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 website has details regarding Iowa's Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visitation (MIECHV) grant; as well as a link to the state funded HOPES Programs website; and other information.
The Iowa Family Support Network website offers information and referral for Early ACCESS, Iowa's system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays. Additionally, it offers information on family support services and group based parenting programs. More information is available by phone at 1-888-IAKIDS1 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.