Residents in Floyd, Mitchell, and Chickasaw counties interested in early childhood issues are invited to a summer retreat. FMC Community Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa will host the afternoon event on Tuesday, July 12th from 1-5 p.m.
The retreat will be held at the ISU Borlaug Learning Center, 3321 290th Street, Nashua.
According to Laurie Kristiansen, executive director for FMC ECI, the event is open to everyone interested in the future of children age birth to five and their families in the three-county area.
Part of the retreat will include a historical overview of FMC Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa over the past 11 years, along with a planning session for the future.
For more than a decade, FMC has been instrumental in providing preschool scholarships for students in area preschools, working with Lutheran Services of Iowa assisting families with parenting issues and skills, infant and child health care, Head Start, and early literacy with programs like EAGLE and Learning Connections.
As state grants are reduced for early childhood programs, it becomes increasingly important to target services and programs where they are most needed, noted Kristiansen.
“This is a chance for our community members to not only learn more about early childhood issues, but to share their thoughts about our children’s future needs,” she added.
In addition, an information portion of the retreat will focus on liability issues for public boards. Judy Funk, a representative for Risk Management Solutions of Iowa, Inc., will make a presentation about liability insurance for boards.
For more information about the summer FMC retreat, contact: Laurie Kristiansen, executive director, at: 641-435-4435 or email: email@example.com
Community members are invited and encouraged to attend. More information about FMC Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa is available on the website: