For Parents & Caregivers

tina-floersch-CcbnSarTldQ-unsplash.jpgEarly childhood is a time of exploration and vast opportunities for children to learn about the world around them. At Vinton Public Library, our Children's collections and programs are curated and planned to help children and caregivers achieve the five practices of Every Child Ready to Read. The five practices include Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing which are important to aim for every day.

While we strive to provide these crucial experiences for our youngest visitors, we recognize that it takes a village to raise a child. See the list of resources below for information about early childhood development and experiences, quality childcare, and beneficial learning opportunities.


Every Child Ready to Read

Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa 

HACAP Headstart of North Benton 

Grant Wood AEA Early ACCESS & Early Childhood 

Iowa Department of Education Early Childhood 

Early Childhood Iowa 

Iowa Department of Human Services Early Childhood 

Iowa State Extension & Outreach Early Childhood Education 

Iowa Childcare Resource & Referral 

U.S. Department of Education Early Learning 

National Association for the Education of Young Children