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    Emmet County Empowerment



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    Mission Statement

    ECCEA provides coordinated services to children ages 0-5 and their families through local providers.

    Vision

    Building an environment that empowers and supports the well-being of children and families in Emmet County

    Emmet County Community Empowerment Bylaws



    About Emmet County Community Empowerment

    Community empowerment was founded on the premise that communities and state government can work together to improve the well being of our youngest children.  Community Empowerment's efforts unite agencies, organizations and community partners to speak with a shared voice to support, strengthen and meet the needs of all young children and families.

    Emmet County Community Empowerment has developed the capacity and commitment for achieving these results:
    • Healthy children
    • Children Ready to Succeed in School
    • Safe and Supportive communities
    • Secure and Nurturing families
    • Secure and Nurturing Childcare Environments


    The Emmet County Community Empowerment Board consists of 11 members and meets monthly.  The 11 members consist of citizens, elected officials, consumers, and representatives from the business, faith, human services, education, and health fields.  Our board is a citizen-led board to support activities to promote collaboration and develop systems in the community for young children and their families.

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    Kids Program

    The Prairie Lakes AEA 8 KIDS program offers home visits by trained staff.  The KIDS program supports and assists parents in their very important role at a crucial stage of their child's development.  Staff actively partner with parents to make decisions about goals and services and to respond to parents' questions and concerns.  Home visits are scheduled at the family's convenience and is available to all families in Emmet County with children prenatal to age 8.  The program is voluntary, without cost, and is confidential.

    Information is provided to parents on each child's development, practical ways to encourage learning, manage behavior, and build strong parent- child relationships.  Periodic screenings of children's overall development are also offered.

    Monthly newsletters provide parents with information on a variety of topics, activities to do with their children and upcoming local events.  KIDS staff is knowledgeable about community resources and is able to link families with these resources as needed.  For more information or to make a referral please contact KIDS at 866-540-3860.

    Linda Littlefield
    KIDS Coordinator/ Supervisor
    Prairie Lakes AEA
    23 East 7th Street,
    Spencer, IA 51301
    712-262-4704 ext. 2040
    llittlefield@aea8.k12.ia.us