Author Archives: Chris Kivett-Berry

Iowa families can’t find child care, leaving parents out of the workforce.

“Iowa is short nearly 359,000 child care spaces for children 12 and younger, according to estimates from the Iowa Women’s Foundation. That means more than one-third of Iowa’s 527,000 children go without access to daily care, the nonprofit organization says.” Here is … Continue reading

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Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Board Members and funded programs write Letters to the Editor!

To read letters follow these links: ‘Family engagement key to childhood development’ by Linda Bigley http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/family-engagement-key-to-childhood-development-20180509 ‘Access to quality child care is vital’ by Chris Kivett-Berry http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/access-to-quality-child-care-is-vital-20180415 ‘We must invest in early childhood education’ by John Rogers http://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/we-must-invest-in-early-childhood-education-20180408 ‘Adequately fund … Continue reading

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Thank you to Sheriff Brian Gardner and Colonel Stuelke!

Pinwheels were planted at the Linn County Sheriff’s Office today in honor of ‘April – Child Abuse Prevention Month.’ Colonel John Stuelke and Sheriff Brian Gardner with Members of the Community Partnership for Protecting Children, from left to right: Kelly … Continue reading

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April – Child Abuse Prevention Month

“Thank You” to  Pierson’s Flower Shop and Greenhouses for the donation of flower pots for the “April – Child Abuse Prevention Month” display at the Community of Christ Church on Blairsferry Road !  And “Thank you” to Community of Christ … Continue reading

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Linn County ECI Board Issues Informal Competitive Bid

The Linn County ECI Board issues this informal competitive bid in support of the identified Early Childhood Community Priorities.  The Board is able to offer a 1 year contract to successful applicants for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1-June 30), with … Continue reading

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