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About JMP Early Childhood Iowa Area

JMP Board Members

Our Board

Mitzi Smith – Jasper County
Britney Schnathorst, Treasurer – Jasper County
Julie Wendl – Jasper County

Brian Kingrey – Chair – Marion County
VACANT – Marion County
Michael Kacmarynski – Vice-Chair – Marion County

Doug Cameron – Poweshiek County
Patricia Hinrichs, – Poweshiek County
Mary Lindberg – Poweshiek County


Our Vision

All children prenatal to school age and their families living in Jasper, Marion and Poweshiek (JMP) counties will be healthy, safe and ready to learn.

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Our Mission

Collaborative efforts among Jasper, Marion, and Poweshiek counties will provide families with young children the opportunities, resources, and supports necessary to fulfill our vision. Click here to view our Community Plan.

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Priorities & Funding


Priorities & Indicators

The JMP ECI Area Board, with input from providers, has developed a set of priorities to address gaps in services as well as indicators to be measured when determining funding for the priorities.

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Funded Programs

JMP ECI Area provides funding for programming for children ages 0-5, including preschool scholarships, daycare fees for low-income families, training for providers and teachers and support programs.

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Funded Preschools

JMP ECI Area provides funding for a variety of preschools within Jasper, Marion and Poweshiek counties. Click the link below to view the list of preschools funded by JMP ECI Area or contact us for more information.

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