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We Live and Breathe Words ~ Kathleen McArdle Knudsen
“We live and breathe words,” author Cassandra Clare writes in her young adult book The Clockwork Prince. We live and breathe words -- this is more completely true than the reader might imagine, for it is through communication with others that a child’s brain develops...
Pottawattamie County Summer Activities Brochure
Looking for things to do this summer? These organizations offer an abundance of fun events, activities, and camps for your family—many free or low cost! Some offer scholarships! Download the brochure here: Summer Activities Brochure_2019
Learning Heroes – Summer Stride
Even superheroes need a team. We’re here to help you along the way — with simple actions to help your child reach his or her goals. Download tips to help your child stride forward.
Summer Learning Tips
Smarter summers = brighter futures. Learn more tips like these from National Summer Learning Association.
Marketing Summer Learning Guide
Getting enough students to register for your summer learning program—most importantly those who can most benefit—requires designing and implementing a recruitment program. Learn more here.
Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) is a program to support quality child care throughout the state of Iowa. CCR&R is available to assist families in selecting child care providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family. Child Care...
Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators
A great resource for early childhood educators is Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children. Iowa AEYC strives to encourage advocacy, build leadership, and promote professionalism. Find out how Iowa AEYC can help you as an early childhood professional!...
Forcing young kids to say “I’m Sorry”
Many times we tell young children to say "sorry". Learn why we should maybe rethink that. Take a listen here.
StoryWalks around Council Bluffs
Upcoming StoryWalk: DATE: Saturday, September 7th, 2019 TIME: 12:00 NOON to 8:00 PM LOCATION: Bayliss Park, Downtown Council Bluffs (100 Pearl Street, Council Bluffs, IA) in conjunction with the Latino Festival Permanent StoryWalk: beginning Sept. 1, 2019 LOCATION:...
Council Bluffs named All-America City