ERIC Number: ED483745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Early Childhood Services in AEAs: A Blueprint for the Future.
Iowa State Department of Education
The purpose of this document is to facilitate discussion among decision makers at the Iowa Department of Education (DE), Area Education Agencies (AEAs) and local communities (including school districts) to establish early childhood priorities, and define the AEA role in the statewide efforts to build a strong early care, health, and education system. Such vision and leadership has appropriately fallen on the shoulders of state and local partners. The current challenge is to manage time, personnel, and fiscal resources to create new and better ways of helping more children to begin kindergarten on a trajectory for success. This must start by identifying the most important priorities in early childhood and create a plan for improving the capacity to support children, families, and schools. Appended are: (1) Iowa's Early Care, Health and Education System, June 2003; and (2) Endorsements for Early Care, Health and Education System. [Document prepared by Early Childhood Special Education Leadership Network and the Iowa Department of Education.]
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Statewide Planning, School Districts, State Agencies, Educational Policy, State Departments of Education, Health Education, Agency Cooperation, Kindergarten
State of Iowa, Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146. Tel: 515-281-8661.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines.