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OUR VISION…

All children in Dubuque County are healthy and successful.

 

OUR MISSION…

Dubuque County Early Childhood builds a community that values early childhood.

 

OUR PURPOSE…

Dubuque County Early Childhood is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of families of young children.

 

Kids Expo Dubuque

A family fun and resource fair bringing together a variety of organizations and businesses with services for infants through elementary school students.

 

Achieving Results for Children

Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) is a nonprofit organization and one of Iowa’s Early Childhood areas. On behalf of families, DCEC is a leader in the county mobilizing community partners and advancing efforts to support healthy and successful children.

Here are DCEC’s current priorities for children age birth to five, based on assessing community needs and available resources:

  • Family success skills
  • Learning readiness
  • Safe and secure relationships
  • Healthy physical and mental development

To make progress on priorities, DCEC annually supports over 5,000 children through preschool scholarships, family support programs, early health services, grants/professional development for child care providers, parent resources, book drives, reading days for children, Kids Expos, and more.

Together, we are building a community effort that helps all young children be ready to succeed in school and throughout their lives.

Find Dubuque County Early Childhood in the Keystone Area Education Agency building, 2310 Chaney Road, 1st floor, Dubuque, IA 52001, (563) 588-1620.