The 2020 Childhood Summit will be April 18, 2020 at Iowa Wesleyan University in Mt Pleasant. Stay tuned for more information in spring of 2020!

Thank you to all who came, participated, or helped in the event for 2019. It was a huge success. Below are some details from the 2019 event.

Friday April 12, 2019 Lunch and Learn

Friday April 12, 2019 FREE Family events:

Saturday April 13, 2019 8:00 am – 3:15 pm

Tom Pease will present on Accepting and Valuing Diversity through song.

A free full day of training (including lunch) for anyone providing childcare in their home or at a center.

Accepting and Valuing Diversity with Tom Pease followed by a Poverty Simulation conducted by Younghouse Family Services.

At Iowa Wesleyan University, Student Activity Center, Mt Pleasant Iowa.

Through song, movement and humor, Tom will help participants celebrate and enhance our similarities and differences.  Tom will share practical ideas and tools to reinforce our children’s wondrous sense of fun, play, sense of community and sense of hope. Come to share ideas and to problem solve specific issues or topics used in your child care environment.

  • For questions email:
  • Or mail to Cheryl Flaatten 2850 Mt Pleasant St Suite 108 Burlington, IA 52601

Funded by:  Community Partnerships for Protecting Children; Children First; DHLW; Iowa, Jefferson, Keokuk Early Childhood Iowa; Quad County Decat; and Iowa Wesleyan University

*Head Start Staff contact Kalisha/Central Office if interested