Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock (RRMR) could receive up to $10,000 in state funds to support early learning programs.
RRMR is one of 16 Iowa school districts that will share in over $150,000 in grants from the Blended Early Learning in Educational Foundations (BELIEF). Grants will support school districts working with community partners in developing plans to start evidence-based, customized early child care and preschool programs for children under the age of five. The grants can be used to cover costs associated with training and planning, such as travel expenses, communication and outreach services, transportation costs associated with multiple service locations as well as the cost of substitute teachers, so team members can attend training and planning sessions.
Iowa Department of Education Director Ann Lebo said, “High-quality child care and preschool programs help our youngest learners develop learning and social-emotional competencies that prepare them for success as they continue in school. I commend these schools and their community partners for working together to grow and strengthen blended child care and early learning opportunities to support the needs of Iowa families.”