Parents as Teachers Program at SWCC

Parents as Teachers Program at SWCC Parents as Teachers provides free personalized home based services to families with children 0-5 in Adams, Union and Adair Counties.
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Parents as Teachers is a voluntary program that uses fun, hands on activities to provide parent education and support to families with children birth to age five. Through the program, parents are supported by Parents as Teachers-certified parent educators who are trained to translate scientific information on brain development in specific when, what, how, advice for families. Your baby was born to learn! Parents as Teachers services include: • Personal visits • Parent group meetings • Screenings • Resource network Parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Take advantage of the support Parents as Teachers offers parents. Call SWCC Parents as Teachers at 641.782-1308.

Mission: MISSION: Support, educate, empower and inspire Early Childhood & Education professionals and families to foster success in young children.

04/14/2020
East Union Early Childhood Center

East Union Early Childhood Center

The Aspire More food pantry will be open from 1-5 today.
They are located at the Union County Fairgrounds

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It's the perfect time to act like an animal-- no, really!Here are 13 animal-inspired movements your child can do in the ...
04/02/2020
Animal Walks for Kids to Help Gross Motor Skill Development - Pathways

It's the perfect time to act like an animal-- no, really!

Here are 13 animal-inspired movements your child can do in the house to keep up their strength and burn off some energy.

https://pathways.org/help-your-childs-gross-motor-skills-with-these-animal-walks/?utm_source=mailchimp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly&utm_source=Pat

Use gross motor skills and a little imagination to do these 13 animal walks. Fun moves for kids to help their motor skills, coordination, and core strength.

03/26/2020
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03/25/2020

The ASPIRE More Food Pantry will be open in Afton on Tuesdays from 1-5.

03/24/2020
Creston Panthers

Creston Panthers

Creston CSD

We recognize the need to improve the form and process used to provide Grab & Go Meals and will make the following changes effective immediately: PICK UP TIME: 11:30 to 12:30 at the high school parking lot. MEALS: One choice only (Finding distributors who can deliver consistently is making it difficult to provide choices). SIGNING UP: Meals need to be doubled, as we are providing meals for two days. EXAMPLE: Your family has 3 children (Ages 1 to 18), you may request 6 meals. To help plan for meals, please visit this link 24 hours in advance to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdl89wlUCuYA5S2aNcrEcxuNmN_rtRgIOsDLT8_gNAja9qFyw/viewform?usp=sf_link

(meals are available M-W-F). If you need other types of meals (adult, infant, etc) please use the link below for more information: https://www.foodbankiowa.org/agency/creston-area-food-pantry or call 641-782-7314.

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdl89wlUCuYA5S2a…/viewform…

Southwestern Community College
03/24/2020
Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College

SWCC Parents as Teachers program earns Iowa Family Support Credential, a wonderful achievement for the program!

Creston Panthers
03/20/2020
Creston Panthers

Creston Panthers

To help Creston Schools with meal preparation, we are asking families to please complete the following form. ⁦@CCSD_Panthers⁩ ⁦@ksibradio⁩ ⁦@CrestonNews⁩

https://t.co/WXoXcFWh3f

03/17/2020
www.crestonnews.com

www.crestonnews.com

Starting Monday, March 23, Creston Community School District and the Creston Food Pantry will offer the following opportunities for students and families to receive food and "grab and go" meals from the high school parking lot modeled as a drive thru.

Grab and go meals will not require preparation and are designed to provide a meal for the day and the following day. The food pantry intends to provide food that may last a week.

CCSD grab and go meals

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., CCHS parking lot

Food Pantry

Fridays, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m., CCHS parking lot

03/16/2020
MATURA Action Corporation

MATURA Action Corporation

MATURA Head Start classrooms are closed until further notice. We will be contacting families as soon as possible with information on our plan for moving forward.

03/16/2020

At this time the Kids Jamboree event for April 6 in Corning has been cancelled.

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1501 W Townline
Creston, IA
50801

Telephone

(641) 782-1388

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