Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings is an one-to-one home visitation program encouraging healthy pregnancies and successful parenting.

  • Birth - 5
  • In-Home
  • Medical Assistance
  • Child Care Nurse Consultant

    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.

  • Birth - 5
  • Medical Assistance
  • Child Care Scholarships

    Scott County Kids Scholarships are available to help families finance their child care in a registered home or licensed center. Families qualify by income.

  • Birth - 5
  • Child Care
  • Education
  • Family Advocate

    Our Family Advocate, Dawn Knutson, is the central contact person for families with children who have mental healthcare needs. She is here to help link youth and families to the right mental health providers and services in Scott County.

  • Training
  • Youth Mental Health
  • Family Connects

    This program provides an assessment of all births at Genesis and health promotion visits to all families following the birth of a baby.

  • Birth - 2
  • In-Home
  • Medical Assistance
  • Head Start and Early Head Start

    Head Start and Early Head Start provides education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

  • Birth - 5
  • Education
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Preschool Scholarships

    Scott County Kids Preschool Scholarships are available to provide financial assistance to families for preschool expenses.

  • Birth - 5
  • Education
  • Financial Aid
  • Scott County Kids NEST

    NEST is a parent education program with prenatal incentives designed to promote healthier mothers and babies. How you can get involved See a health care provider as soon as you think you are pregnant Take care of yourself and your unborn child Attend classes to learn more about pregnancy and infant care, and meet other […]

  • Education
  • Family Development
  • Prenatal - Birth
  • Rewards
  • Support Group
  • Training
  • Youth Transition Decision Making

    This program provides a full-time Youth Transition Decision Making Facilitator to serve Scott County schools. YTDMs are a series of meetings in which the Team members are chosen by the youth. The goal is to support, encourage, and help the youth develop action steps to achieve their identified goals.

  • 15 - 21
  • Personal Development

  • Youth Mental Health Resources

    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.

    Chevis Krull is our Special Projects Coordinator and serves as a Family Advocate by being 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. Chevis 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 Special Projects Coordinator role.

    For more information on youth mental health resources and trainings, visit our Resources page.

    Looking for child care?  Visit Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral
    Looking  for parenting guidance/help?  Visit Parent Pals
    Looking for child development services? Visit the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency