The 10th Annual LCECI Board’s Day on the Hill Luncheon at the Capitol was held March 12, 2013.
Statewide funding for Early Childhood Iowa has been cut by $17.4 million dollars since FY08. Legislators are aware that their investment in Early Childhood Iowa has declined but, LCECI suspected they’d be surprised by the amount of cuts. ECI Boards have done a tremendous job coping with less funding and thus the impact may have not been as noticeable.
We used an array of umbrellas as our visual to show how coverage of Iowa’s children and families has markedly declined since FY08. Please visit the picture gallery above to see the umbrellas and Legislators, local Board members and Community partners who attended the event.