Ayr Days 2022 “A Rural Good Time”

Mark your calendars for Ayr Days 2022 “A Rural Good Time” on August 27th! The event will be all day long from 9am-4:30pm in Mount Ayr Town Square. The day will be of things starting with a parade, vendors, food trucks, rides, and games! For more information!

Quad Cities Family Fair

Visit the Quad Cities Family Fair at Veterans Memorial Park in Bettendorf on Saturday, August 13th from 9:30-12pm! Here you can learn about resources for your family or children, summer activities and inclusive programs. Everyone is welcome! This fair is a great place to find child care, school resources, financial resources, and more! For more information!

Clowns at the Carousel

Visit the Clowns at the Carousel free event in Union Park in Des Moines on August 7th! The event will be held from 4-7pm where the Heritage Carousel stands. There are inflatables, carousel rides, entertainment, clowns, food, and education for families! For more information visit: https://clownsatthecarousel.com/

Inclusion: Works for One, Works for All Conference

Register for the Inclusion: Works for One, Works for All Conference to learn about inclusion, communication, self-regulation, peer mediation, and networking! (A virtual option is available.)inclusion flyer This conference will be held from Thursday, June 23rd-Friday, June 24th in Cedar Falls.For more information and to register visit here!

Car Seat Training

The Safe Babies Court Team, along side Officer Holly Pickett, will be hosting quarterly car seat trainings throughout 2022. Office Pickett covers everything you need to know from choosing the appropriate car seat for a child, installing the car seat correctly, how to safely strap a child into a car seat and more.

A hybrid option is being offered for this training; in-person will be held at 2309 Euclid Ave Des Moines, Room 1A. There is a maximum of 50 spots for the in-person option, all others will be directed to participate by Zoom.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be added closer to the date.

To register for in-person or if you have questions contact Stephanie Besch, stephanie-besch@uiowa.edu 

Car Seat Training

The Safe Babies Court Team, along side Officer Holly Pickett, will be hosting quarterly car seat trainings throughout 2022. Office Pickett covers everything you need to know from choosing the appropriate car seat for a child, installing the car seat correctly, how to safely strap a child into a car seat and more.

A hybrid option is being offered for this training; in-person will be held at 2309 Euclid Ave Des Moines, Room 1A. There is a maximum of 50 spots for the in-person option, all others will be directed to participate by Zoom.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be added closer to the date.

Please note this training will be provided again on December 13, 2022.

To register for in-person or if you have questions contact Stephanie Besch, stephanie-besch@uiowa.edu 

Car Seat Training

The Safe Babies Court Team, along side Officer Holly Pickett, will be hosting quarterly car seat trainings throughout 2022. Office Pickett covers everything you need to know from choosing the appropriate car seat for a child, installing the car seat correctly, how to safely strap a child into a car seat and more.

A hybrid option is being offered for this training; in-person will be held at 2309 Euclid Ave Des Moines, Room 1A. There is a maximum of 50 spots for the in-person option, all others will be directed to participate by Zoom.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be added closer to the date.

Please note this training will be provided again on September 13, 2022 and December 13, 2022.

To register for in-person or if you have questions contact Stephanie Besch, stephanie-besch@uiowa.edu 

To Join the Zoom Meeting, use the link below

https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/99622318339

Emotional Connections – How Relationships Guide Early Learning Training

Children and Families of Iowa is offering a webinar Tuesday, May 10th, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. on the topic of Emotional Connections – How Relationships Guide Early Learning. Please see flyer at the bottom of this message, but please note that this training has been moved from in-person to Zoom. The link to join is pasted below, and there is no need to pre-register…..simply click on the link below to join!

Join Zoom meeting here

Understanding Compassion Fatigue & Burnout– Webinar

Does compassion cause suffering? When does it go too far and how can caregivers protect their own wellbeing? Learn the warning signs, who is at risk, and how to restore your emotional energy with a licensed therapist.

This webinar is at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

Register here