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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Ida County

209 ½ Moorehead Avenue
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Telephone: 712.364.3003
Fax: 712.364.3529
Contact Persons: Krista Lukins, Office Manager; Laura Johnk, County Youth Coordinator
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description of services: Iowa State University Extension in Ida County builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa. The Ida County Extension Office, located in Ida Grove, is the local outreach center for Iowa State University. This office engages Iowans with education and information in the following areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business and Industry; Community and Economic Development; Families; 4-H Youth Development; and Continuing Education



Ida Grove Headstart

403 Barnes Street
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Telephone: 712.364.2360
Fax: 712.364.3103
Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Contact Person: Jennifer Jordan
Telephone: 712.364.3507

Mid-Sioux Opportunity

401 Moorehead Street (lower level of the court house)
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Telephone: 712.364.2175, 712.786.3483, or 800.859.2025
Contact: Laura Benson
Hours of Operation: EHS/HS School Year Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Outreach every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description of services: Early Head Start and head Start Services. Our outreach office serves as a local contact point for anyone needing assistance and is the application center for many Mid-Sioux programs. Mid-Sioux programs include W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children), Maternal/Child Health, Child Care Resource and Referral, Head Start/Early Head Start, Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS), Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program, and Weatherization. Crisis funds and holiday programs are also offered through our outreach offices.
Contact Person: Sally Thompson
Outreach Telephone: 712.300.6057

Northwest Area Education Agency

Northwest Area Education Agency
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
Telephone: 712-263-3190 ext 3416
Contact Person: Brenna Franken, ECSE Consultant/Early ACCESS Service Coordinator/Provider
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment
Description of services: Northwest AEA has a team of dedicated professionals specialized in early childhood development who can help parents determine if their children are meeting age-appropriate milestones and growth objectives. Our staff works collaboratively to determine the needs of children and families and to develop plans to address those needs in the home at no cost to the families. We provide year round service coordination and special instruction services for Early ACCESS (birth to age 3), offer case management and special instruction service for Early Childhood Special Education students (ages 3-5) in least restrictive environments, facilitate transitions to early childhood programs, and provide consultation and promote collaboration with community partners and parents. As developmental needs arise, we team up with Northwest AEA occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologist, and others to help children achieve.

Wee Wisdom Preschool

c/o St. Paul Lutheran Church
310 East Second Street
Holstein, IA 51025
Telephone: 712.368.2228
Fax: 712.368.4584
Contact Person: Jim Kistenmacher
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 5 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4 year old preschool; Tuesday and Thursday 3 year old preschool
Description of services: Wee Wisdom Preschool is a Licensed preschool with DHS in a Christian atmosphere.

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