2023-2024 Dubuque County Family Resource Guide
































DCEC builds a community that values early childhood.











All Children in Dubuque County are healthy, safe, and successful. 











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


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 birth to age 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.