Northwest Iowa Community Empowerment (NICE) is an agency serving Cherokee, Plymouth, Sioux and Lyon Counties, and is responsible for funding and administering several programs for children ages 0-5 and their families.
The agency is investing more than a million dollars into these programs this year.
Availble programs include Healthy Families, a home visitation program for famlies at risk; Preschool Tuition Scholarships for children in programs that meet educational standards; Parent workshops; Curriculum training for preschools and childcare centers; and much more.
NICE has Planning Councils in all four counties they serve, with headquarters in the Orange City office.
For more information, contact Joyce Vermeer, Northwest Iowa Community Empowerment Coordinator; 215 Central Ave. SE; P.O. Box 375; Orange City, IA 51041, or call either 712-737-2943, ext. 294 or 712-441-3912 (cell).