Communities of Practice, also known as “CoPs”, are groups of people who share a passion for something they do and want to learn how to do it better as they interact. CoPs allow attendees to learn and collaborate as content is driven by the participants.

There are a number of reasons to participate, including to:

  1. Build relationships & support friendship growth with peers
  2. Share and exchange knowledge
  3. Emotional engagement and support for each other to use evidence-based practices
  4. Identify internal and external expertise
  5. Problem-solve issues from the field
  6. Improve job satisfaction with peer conversations

CCR&R is committed to improving communication with child care providers across Iowa. It is through the sharing of information and experiences that participants can learn from each other and have an opportunity to develop themselves personally and professionally.

CoPs will be facilitated by regional CCR&R staff. If you have a specific topic request, please be sure to share it with us. In the calendar below, the events have been added by city. If you want to see details on the event, just click on it and the event description will appear below the calendar. Join us!


March 2020 Events

« February 2020  |  April 2020 »

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
» March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
» 8 9 Sioux City - Center Director Support Group 10 Region 1 Online Peer to Peer Networking Group 11 12 Decorah - Howard, Allamakee, Winneshiek & Clayton CoPs Peer to Peer Meeting 13 14
» 15 16 17 Storm Lake - Center Director Support Group 18 19 20 21 Des Moines - Child Care Provider Networking Meeting
» 22 23 24 Newton Child Care Provider Networking Meeting 25 26 27 28
» 29 30 31 Marshalltown Child Care Provider Networking Meeting April 1 2 3 4


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