Head Start Closure; 3.17.2020 Update

Head Start will be closing its classrooms as of Monday, March 23, 2020 through, at least, Monday, April 13, 2020. Family Development Specialists and teachers will be in contact with parents, periodically, over the course of this shutdown to continue to engage and deliver services to the extent possible, remotely. Please see this parent letter for more information.

Centers are Open, HOWEVER please call

Our local centers are doing everything they can to assist those in need in this difficult time. To respect the governor’s wishes we need to minimize social contact. Many things can be done over the phone or with single person appointments. Please see this letter for updates and instructions. To avoid groups in our lobbies we are asking people to…

Head Start Update 3/16/2020 4pm and COVID-19

Please read the latest update: http://caofseia.org/head-start-closure-3-17-2020-update/ Please read this letter regarding updates and precautions within the Head Start program. Here are symptoms to look for from the CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html


We are taking precautions, monitoring the situation with Covoid-19, and discussing policies and services on how we can best maintain assistance to those who continue to be vulnerable in our communities. Those needing emergency assistance please call your local center for phone assistance or one-on-one appointments. Day of the Child which was scheduled for March 22nd is cancelled. Energy assistance…

Board Highlight

Chrisdena joined Policy Council and the Community Action board in 2019. Learn a little more about her and her experience so far. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see more board member highlights.

Head Start COVID-19 Update

Please read this letter from Matthew LeClere, Ed.S. Director Head Start/Early Head Start with information regarding COVID-19 and prevention. The letter includes information from the Iowa Department of Public Health as well.

January 2020

A new year began and we’re off to a great start. Here’s a few highlights of the month gone by: Client Needs Assessment Survey results on our website report page. 2020 Client Needs Power Point Summary 2020 Client Needs Client Response Highlights 2020 Client Needs Satisfaction Report 2020 Client Needs Data Read our February 2020 E-News or sign up for…

Board Highlight – Jerry

Jerry has been involved in many local areas through the years. Take a look and hear from him about some time on the Community Action Board of Directors. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see more board member highlights.

Day on the Hill

The Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) Program went to the Iowa Capitol to meet with our representatives and educate them about the program and Community Action. Our agency was joined by other agencies from across Iowa, oversight agencies such as the Department of Human Services staff, state FaDSS program staff, and other interested parties. It was a day of…

December 2019

Helping People and Changing Lives. It’s what we’re about. Here’s a few things we have been working on in December 2019. Sign up for our new monthly e-newsletter: http://caofseia.org/newsletter-sign-up/ But there’s more. Take a look at our Annual Report for fiscal year 2019 for more information and details