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To make a referral, call:

319-399-6746 or


Mary Airy
Curriculum Consultant


Jeanie Wade Nagle
Early Education Supervisor




Before-After School, Latchkey Programs

Agency staff is available to answer questions concerning the development of before and after-school programs.


Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART)

The Childcare Alliance Response Team (CART) provides intensive behavioral support for children ages 0-5 who are not identified as having special education needs. Children may be referred by childcare providers or parents for extremely challenging behaviors in their childcare setting. This program can be a support to parents who may be in danger of losing their employment if their child is unable to remain in their childcare setting. Because CART is a Linn, Johnson and Washington County Community Empowerment Grant funded program, referrals to this program are limited to early care and education providers in Linn, Johnson and Washington counties only.


Jeanie Wade Nagle
Early Education Supervisor




Developmentally Appropriate Education PK-3

Agency staff will assist preschools and K-3 primary programs with planning, best practices and assessment of developmentally appropriate education.


Early ACCESS is the system implemented by the state of Iowa to serve children from birth to age three, who have either a developmental delay, or have a condition that has a high probability of later delays if early intervention services are not provided. Eligible children and their families receive service coordination to assist them in accessing the services and supports they need.

Grant Wood AEA Early Childhood Education and Care

The Grant Wood AEA Early Childhood Education and Care website is designed for educators and care providers who work with children and their families from birth to age 8. Information regarding resources and web sites of interest to early childhood educators will be posted here.

Resources that can be used with parents and families in explaining developmentally appropriate programming are listed. Some of the sites listed, especially on the Educator Resources page, may be of interest to upper elementary, middle school, and high school educators.


Iowa's Quality Preschool Program Standards

Agency staff is available to answer questions concerning the use of Iowa's Quality Preschool Program Standards.


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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488. Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
Fax: 319-399-6457
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