Stay Connected Through Events with Iowa Family Support Network

The Iowa Family Support Network would like to keep you posted on upcoming events in your area. Whether you are a parent or a provider, we will do our best to post any workshops, conferences, classes, and kid friendly events that are close to you!

  1. Hike it Baby! Amazing Space Sustainability Tour and Hike

    10/17/2017 @ 09:30am
    Indian Creek Nature Center 6665 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids

    Parents and their children from birth to school age are invited to join the Cedar Rapids Hike it Baby chapter for a tour of Amazing Space and a family-friendly hike in the prairie to view the beautiful fall colors. Hike it Baby is a national non-profit organization that offers new parents an opportunity to connect and get into nature with their young children.

    Pre registration is required.

  2. Attachments:The Cornerstone of Children's Mental Health (session 2)

    10/17/2017 @ 06:30pm
    515 N. Jefferson Way, Indianola

    Participants will discuss various definitions of attachment and further their understanding of attachment theories. Participants will learn about the components of an attachment approach within their early childhood programs and how this approach is essential for the development of children's mental health

    To register, contact Myra Willms


  3. Family Storyteller #1 Goodnight Moon

    10/25/2017 @ 06:30pm
    ISU Extension Jasper County 550 N 2nd Ave W, Newton Iowa

    This class teaches parents and caregivers basic skills for improving early literacy.

    To register contact Carol Camp at 641-792-5437 or email at

  4. Siouxland Birth Expo

    10/28/2017 @ 10:00am
    Sioux City Convention CEnter

    This is a FREE event with a mission to provide Siouxland families an opportunity to see the services and support that is available to them here at home. There will be professionals speaking on all things related to mom, baby and family such as breastfeeding, newborn care and how to care for your body before and during pregnancy. There will also be lots of opportunities to shop, watch seminars on how to decorate a nursery, learn how to install a car seat and win great giveaways! If you have a new baby, are pregnant or are even considering pregnancy- this is the event for you!

    Contact 712-279-2989 or visit to learn more information!

  5. ASI Fall Educational Conference

    11/03/2017 @ 08:30am
    Sheraton Hotel 1800 50th St. West Des Moines

    Join us at the 2017 ASI Fall Educational Conference featuring keynote speakers Luke Y. Tsai, M.D. and Steve Silberman author of “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.”

    For Agenda and to register online:

  6. Prenatal Education Class for Expectant parents

    11/08/2017 @ 10:00am
    Dallas County Hospital in the Community Room. 610 10th St. Perry, Iowa

    This is a free event. Classes are held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dallas County Hospital.

    Here are the following class topics:

    October 4th- You and your Pregnancy; Prenatal Care

    October 11th- Healthy Eating During Pregnancy; Stress During Pregnancy

    October 18th- What to Avoid During Pregnancy

    October 25th- The Big Day: Labor and Birth

    Nov 1st- Caring for Your Baby/Postpartum Care

    Nov 8th- Celebrating Your Achievement

    Parents who enroll in the class will receive all materials, some small gifts, and have the opportunity to receive and infant car seat for completing all sessions.

    For more information and to enroll, please contact Penny, Partners in Family Development, at 515-808-0503.