Iowa River Valley

Early Childhood Area

Beginning at birth, every child in Hardin and Marshall County will be physically, mentally, socially and spiritually healthy. 


Our Purpose

What We Do

Our Mission

The purpose of the Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area Board is to empower and enable local citizens to lead collaborative efforts involving education, health, and human service programs on behalf of the children, families, and other citizens residing in Marshall and Hardin Counties.  The goal of IRVECA is to have its activities improve the quality of life for families with young children. 

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!  

To improve the well-being of children from prenatal through age five.  Iowa River Valley Early Childhood Area efforts will be devoted to providing leadership for collaborative activities promoting health, growth, success and safety for children.