Iowa

Our allies in Iowa have been relentless in making a data-focused case for strong early-childhood policy. And now they are seeing rare movement—and real opportunity—in the state.

State Allies:

Child and Family Policy Center • Des Moines, IA
Top Priorities for 2020

Increase child care subsidy eligibility to 185% of the federal poverty level

Increase child care provider reimbursement rates to the current market survey rate

Fund the newly developed children's mental health system

Relentless and fact-based advocacy in Iowa has set the stage for strengthening child care policy. 

  • Bipartisan priority of child care planned for the 2020 legislative session
  • The states’s conservative governor prioritizes affordable child care
  • The Governor has promoted a tiered copay system that would avoid punishing families as their salaries begin to increase
  • The governor has prioritized an increase in the income threshold for Child Care Tax Credits from $45,000 per year to $90,000. 

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for Iowa’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice