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Children & Families of Iowa’s Child Development Center Receives Highest Rating from Department of Human Services

Des Moines, Iowa – Children & Families of Iowa’s (CFI) Child Development Center recently earned a 5 on the Quality Rating Scale used by the Department of Human Services.

A 5 on the Quality Rating Scale is the highest rating possible and is determined by Environmental Rating Scales used to improve quality child care. There are four different Environmental Rating Scales: Early Childhood, Family Child Care, Infant/Toddler, and SchoolAge Care.

“It is a great achievement for our Child Development Center to obtain the highest possible rating for licensed child care centers,” says CFI Executive Director Gloria Gray. “Our staff is dedicated to the safety and healthy development of the children, and families should feel good about sending their kids to our child care center.”

Judge Christensen’s State of Judiciary Speech

(Republished from the Jan 19, 2023 edition of the Fort Madison Daily Democrat) Tachelle Dowell and Jodi McFadden, sitting side by side, were given a standing ovation during Christensen’s State…

ProACTIVE: A Men’s Healthy Relationship Group

We invite you to join ProACTIVE, a men’s group that promotes healthy relationships among men of color. At ProACTIVE, we prioritize creating a safe and inclusive environment that acknowledges and…

March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)

This is a day to raise awareness about transgender people. It is a day to celebrate the lives and contributions of trans people and also draw attention to the discrimination,…