Staff serving children in Early ACCESS (birth to age 3) in our northern region recently received the “Community Partner Award” for generosity of spirit, commitment to the community and dedication to the families of Mid-Iowa Community Action – MICA.
Their nomination said, “Heartland AEA has worked very closely with Ames Early Head Start and Head Start staff. We have monthly meetings to consult about families who may need both AEA and MICA services or families that have not qualified for AEA services but still need support. The entire AEA staff is always willing to take phone calls from ITDS staff, help to problem solve or answer questions. The strong relationship between MICA staff and AEA staff is a valuable relationship in serving Story County children.”