Early Childhood SUCCESS

Two case managers serve 3-5 year olds in the Des Moines Public Schools preschool centers.  There are no guidelines which families must meet in order to receive services. However, referrals to the program may include families of children with low attendance rates, low developmental skills, or problem behaviors.

Referrals to the Early Childhood program come from the Early Childhood team. The families that are identified often are experiencing barriers that may include mental health, new to the community, high mobility, lack of resources and/or resource awareness, language issues, unemployment, underemployment, lack of health insurance, substance abuse, poor parenting skills, and basic needs such as food, clothing, housing.