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Iowa Early Learning Standards: Getting to Know the Revised IELS

This course is full. You may register for the wait list and you will be notified by email if you are able to join the course.

The Iowa Early Learning Standards (2012) define what young children should know and be able to do during the first five years of life. Getting to Know the Iowa Early Learning Standards (IELS) is a professional development opportunity for any practitioner who touches the lives of children and families. The course includes training modules that include a variety of activities to assist practitioners in building their understanding of the IELS and how to use them in their work with children and families. Module topics include: Introduction to the IELS, Principles of Child Development, Understanding Early Learning Theory, Approaching Learning through Play; The Role of Relationships and Routines in Children´s Development, and A Seamless Continuum of Learning from Birth - 12th Grade.

Target Audience: Practioners in roles within early care and education, family support, health mental health, and special needs settings who serve children and families.

This course is being done in collaboration with Clinton/Jackson Early Childhood Iowa and Scott County Kids. Participants will receive resources and materials to support this implementation. You must attend all sessions to receive those materials.

The series was developed and written by Tammy Bormann, an ECE Consultant and Instructor in Central Iowa, through funds from Early Childhood Iowa and the Iowa Department of Management as part of their efforts to ensure that “Every child, beginning at birth, will be healthy and successful.”

General Course Syllabus Course Syllabus

Instructors: Jennifer Jansen, Tammy Schaefer
Session: 6177
Dates: 3/1/14, 3/8/14, 3/15/14
Time: 9:00 - 3:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf
Registration is closed.

This course is appropriate for paraeducators to use toward license renewal. Select Relicensure credit.
$170 for 1 Drake credit
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
Free for audit/no credit option
Cost includes materials.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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