Early Childhood

Welcome to the Central Rivers AEA Early Childhood website!  Our goal is to partner with educators, communities, and families who impact the lives of young children.

“There are approximately 2,000 days from when a child is born until she or he enters kindergarten.  Nearly 90% of brain growth occurs during these 2,000 days, making this time period one of the most critical for learning (Brown & Jernigan, 2012).  When adults, know what young children need to learn during these 2,000 days, they can create appropriate situations, build healthy attachments, and provide experiences to support and nurture the best development by each child.”–Iowa Early Learning Standards, 3rd Ed., p. 8

Contact Us!

Name Title Email
Lindsey Humpal  Early Childhood Special Education Consultant Lead – East & South Sectors Lindsey Humpal
Jessie Blohm Early Childhood General Education Consultant Lead – East & South Sectors Jessie Blohm
Michelle Haberman Early Childhood General Education Consultant Lead – Northeast & Northwest Sectors Michelle Haberman
Allyssa Pape Early Childhood Special Education Consultant Lead – Northeast & Northwest Sectors Allyssa Pape

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Check out our Early Childhood Blog while you’re here!

 

Quick Links for Early Childhood Information

Iowa Department of Education: State Wide Voluntary Preschool Program (SWVPP)

Iowa Department of Education: Early Childhood Standards

Iowa Early Learning Standards (IELS)