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Monday, October 2, 2017 - 13:22

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families. Lori Hayungs, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests actions parents and caregivers can take to help children cope.

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 13:22

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Specialist David Brown has attained the designation of Certified Family Life Educator offered through the National Council on Family Relations.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:47

Small Talk, an Iowa State University outreach project aimed at improving literacy among Iowa's youngest at-risk children, is expanding this fall to Boone and Marshalltown. The program has seen significant success since its inception in Ames two years ago.
 

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 09:43

Iowa’s child care providers help young children be ready for school and future success. They can better focus on that important task if they aren’t worried about their financial security, says Carolyn Steckelberg, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 09:21

By creating morning and bedtime routines, parents can harness the enthusiasm and tackle any concerns their children may have about going to school and can prepare them for a positive educational experience, says Kim Brantner, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 14:06

The quality of care that children receive between birth and age five sets the stage for the rest of their lives. With that in mind, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers professional development for child care providers.

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 17:03

Iowa State University and USA Boxing’s Parkin-A-Punch program is a semifinalist for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. The public can vote for Parkin-A-Punch once per day through Aug. 31 and help this project advance to the final stage of judging.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 14:25

Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Iowa State University, established singing classes for people with Parkinson's disease. An upcoming music festival and concert will not only highlight the clients’ musical talents, but also celebrate the strength they have built through song.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:09

Reading and talking to children, even infants and toddlers, is a good way to increase their language skills, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.