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Early Childhood (Ages 3-5)


Here are some of the services provide by our Early Childhood department:

  • Professionals with training and expertise in special education services implement the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B and support the educational needs of young children and families, three to five years of age.
  • Early childhood special education professionals provide training and serve as a resource to early childhood special education teachers in public schools, early childhood providers in community settings such as preschool, child care and Head Start programs to meet the developmental learning needs of young children.
  • Families and early childhood providers may request information about appropriate expectations for children's development.

Northwest AEA also publishes a monthly Early Childhood Newsletter.

To refer a child, please contact Robin Bennett at rbennett@nwaea.org or 712-222-6050.

You can also use this Make a Referral link.

To learn more about standards, assessments, and more, please visit the Iowa Department of Education website.

Important contacts

Staff Directory
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Susan Moran

Director of Early Childhood Services

712-222-6381 Email Susan Moran
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Robin Bennett

Data Technician

712-222-6050 Email Robin Bennett
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Shelley Conover

Early Childhood Consultant

712-222-6267 Email Shelley Conover
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Denise McCarty

Early Childhood Consultant

712.222.6118 Email Denise McCarty