Early Childhood Iowa

The vision of Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) is “every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.”  ECI was founded on the principle that communities and state government can work together to improve the well-being of our youngest children.  The efforts of ECI 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 throughout Iowa.  

ECI partners with Iowa AEYC to provide leadership, facilitation, and support toward the implementation of the Early Childhood Iowa Professional Development System Policy Framework, and the work plans of the ECI Professional Development Executive Committee and the three Leadership Teams in early learning, family support, and health/mental health/nutrition.

To learn more about Early Childhood Iowa, visit their website.

Other Resources:

Iowa Early Learning Standards 2nd Edition

Iowa Early Learning Standards 3rd Edition coming soon!

Iowa Core Knowledge of Child Development

ECI Stakeholders Alliance Cultural Competencies

ECI Policy Framework - Professional Development Framework

ECI Professional Development Project Proposal Outline