Resources & Training
AIM4Excellence trains center directors and others in leadership roles related to child care.
This program makes sure that child care homes are following the state guidelines for child care, making it a healthy and safe environment for children in care.
A Registered Nurse trained by Healthy Child Care Iowa is available to provide health and safety consultations to child care homes and centers in the area.
Quality Child Care is a program that helps child care providers become registered, participate in the Quality Rating System (QRS), or increase their QRS rating.
First Children’s Finance provides grants and other resources to help child care providers expand or improve their businesses.
The Scott County Kids Provider Panel is a work group of community providers serving residents who identify and address issues related to children’s mental health in Scott County.
For more information and additional training resources, visit
- Early Childhood Iowa
- Iowa Department of Human Services
- Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency.
- Child Care Resource and Referral
Looking for information on becoming registered, licensed, or the Quality Rating System? Visit the Iowa Department of Human Services
Looking for information on the early childhood profession? Visit Looking4Leadership
Looking for information on early childhood? Visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children
In addition to funding Early Childhood and Decategorization programs, Scott County Kids also helps families find the resources they need to support the mental and emotional health of children from birth to 18 years of age.
Dawn Knutson is our Family Advocate and the central point of contact for families and community members serving and caring for children with mental health concerns. This position also provides the community with various trainings, including Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Dawn connects families and providers with mental health resources in the community that meets their needs. She also provides the community with various trainings, including Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Learn more about the Family Advocate role.
For more information on youth mental health resources and trainings, visit our Resources page.