Early Childhood Services

Becoming a new parent can be overwhelming. But LSI’s Early Childhood Services walk beside Iowa parents of young children every step of the way.

Our Services

Crisis Child Care

Emergencies happen. Your loved one is sent to the hospital, but you have two small children in need of attention. Who do you turn to? LSI is here to help.

In-Home Programs

Sometimes the best conversations happen in a living room or around a kitchen table. An LSI worker visits families regularly to answer questions, provide support, share information, and empower you in raising your young children.


It takes a village to raise a child. Meet other parents in your community, learn parenting tips, and connect with local resources. LSI Early Childhood classes include topics like positive discipline, listening, childhood literacy, and more.


When your family thrives, your whole community thrives!
That’s what we believe at LSI.


Fan felt alone in her community. When her first child, Rain, became a very mobile and curious toddler, Fan wasn’t sure how to get him to behave and she had no other parents to talk to for support. Through Early Childhood Services, Fan gained access to parenting classes, support groups, and home visitations. Fan now feels confident in raising Rain as he begins preschool.

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When Mark began acting out at home, Sarah, a first-time mom, grew more and more frustrated. She turned to LSI’s Early Childhood Services and learned how to adjust to Mark’s new developmental stages and correct his behavior in a healthy way. She now feels empowered to care for Mark and his baby sister, Hannah.

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Iresha loved staying home to care for her child, Tanasha. But as Tanasha grew into an active 1-year-old, Iresha felt isolated and noticed her daughter becoming more attached to her. Collaborating with her LSI worker, she practiced techniques to make Tanasha feel more comfortable playing with other children, even when her mother wasn’t always by her side.

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18757home visits provided for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in 2020
1097Iowa families participated in Early Childhood Services in 2020
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