The Family Connection will Celebrate Becoming Credentialed

Written by Theresa Rose on September 15, 2015

The Iowa Department of Management and Public Health is pleased to announce that The Family Connection of Henry County has earned the Iowa Family Support Credential. The Iowa Family Support Credential is awarded to family support and parent education programs that are validated through an external evaluation to be in substantial adherence to the Iowa Family Support Standards. The Family Connection diligently worked toward meeting all of the 138 standards over the course of more than two years to achieve this. The Iowa Family Support Credential is valid for five years.

The Family Connection would like to celebrate this accomplishment with community partners, supporters, and Henry County families. The celebration will take place Friday, September 18th from 5-7pm at the big shelter house at Saunders Park in Mt. Pleasant. There will be food, games, and a bouncy house. The short award presentation will take place at 5:30pm.

The Family Connection provides an early childhood educational program designed to improve the health and well-being of pregnant women, parents, and their children. They provide family support through personal visits as well as group classes to educate parents about child development and positive and nurturing parenting to make sure that every parent has the tools they need to raise healthy children. They are currently enrolling pregnant moms and parents of children ages 0-5. Call them at 319-385-4090 to learn more.

The Family Connection is a free program offered in English and Spanish through ISU Extension and Outreach in partnership with Healthy Henry County Communities and Early Childhood Iowa. Learn more at