Board Bylaws

Funding Opportunities

Funding is available from the DHLW Early Childhood Area Board for local programs serving young children and meeting priorities as identified in the Early Childhood Plan.  Applications for funding are typically available in the spring.  To learn more about funding opportunities or to apply (if applicable) click on the links below. 

Request For Proposal (RFP)



Budget Form

Request For Renewal (RFR)


RESOURCES For Parents & Partners

Preschool Scholarships

The DHLW Early Childhood Area Board funds preschool scholarships for children ages 3-5yrs and attending preschool programs meeting quality criteria.  The scholarship program is coordinated by Community Action of Southeast Iowa.  To learn more about the program or how to receive a scholarship contact Cheryl Flaatten at 319-753-0193 or by email


Board Minutes

The DHLW Early Childhood Area is a local government board as designated by Iowa Code Chapter 256I.  All meetings and records of the board are open to the public.  To request information not found on this website contact the DHLW Early Childhood Area Director at or by phone 319-461-1369.

PO Box 882

Washington IA 52353


Early Childhood Plan - 2015

DHLW Early Childhood Area

Every child beginning at birth will be safe, healthy, and successful.