CRAEA Early Childhood Consultants: Who are we?


Who are we?

We are committed to Iowa’s youngest learners and the adults that support them.  As Early Childhood Consultants we provide a variety of services to districts.

What do we provide?

Our roles:

  • Provide professional learning opportunities in the area of Early Childhood
  • Support for district administration in coordinating and collaborating programs and services according to the Department of Education
  • Support for teachers via small group networking opportunities
  • Provide resources relative to current research and best practices in the area of Early Childhood
  • Serve as a Curriculum Specialist providing support in understanding content standards, how various components of the curriculum link together and how to use the curriculum in planning instruction and assessment
  • Data coaching to lead conversations that engage in analyzing and using data to strengthen instruction
  • School Improvement support to guide districts in compliance with state and federal law as well as build capacity in five conceptual areas essential to continuous improvement in education: Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making, Universal Instruction, Intervention System, Leadership, and Infrastructure

Service Territory

Early Childhood Consultants:

Northwest Sector: Michelle Haberman

Northeast Sector: Allyssa Pape

East Sector: Lindsey Humpal

South Sector: Jessie Blohm