When Early Childhood Iowa (formerly Empowerment) was first formed, it was on the basis of giving local volunteers the power to impact the lives of children and families in their communities. It’s primary goal, is to “Ensure every child beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.”
The Iowa River Early Childhood Area Board, in order to build a larger and more comprehensive system of serving children age prenatal through five is proudly serving Hardin and Marshall County.
Our current board make a significant impact on the lives of families. We award grants to programs that ensure young children will be healthy physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. We work together because we have a strong commitment to our communities.
The Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area Board is active in providing preschool tuition scholarships to low income children, improving child care environments, increasing quality child care capacity, preschool transportation services, and family support services…and that is just to name a few!