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Our Executive Director is Erin Monaghan. Erin is available at 319/241-1817 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Current Better Tomorrows board members are:
Dana Sanders, Chair
Brad Wolter, Vice Chair
Early Childhood Iowa (formerly Community Empowerment) was established by legislation during the 1998 Iowa legislative session in an effort to create a partnership between communities and state government to improve the well being of families with children prenatal through 5 years of age.
This initiative allows citizens to decide what is best for children and their families in their own communities and how best to use Early Childhood Iowa funds granted to local areas.
For more information, contact: Erin Monaghan, Director 319.241.1817 Director@BetterTomorrowsECI.org PO Box 516 Vinton, IA 52349
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Better Tomorrows ECI Area’s vision is that all children (age 0–5) living in Benton and Tama counties will be healthy, have a safe, secure, nurturing home and childcare environment, and be ready to succeed in school.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Benton and Tama counties by promoting strong, healthy families.
Barriers will be overcome and programs and services coordinated through community collaboration.
We work with purpose, to ensure the collaboration within our community, the organization will provide families, with children 0–5 years old, the resources and opportunities necessary for their children to be healthy, safe, secure, ready to succeed in school, have available affordable, high quality child care and access to a preschool opportunity.
The Better Tomorrows ECI Area Board supports five result areas: Healthy Children Secure and Nurturing Families Secure and Nurturing Early Learning Environments Children Ready to Succeed in School Safe and Supportive Communities