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!


February 2020 Events

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» 26 27 28 29 30 31 February 1
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» 9 10 Clear Lake - Cerro Gordo, Hancock & Worth Center Directors Clear Lake - Cerro Gordo, Hancock & Worth Chlld Care Homes 11 12 13 14 15
» 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
» 23 24 25 26 27 Davenport - Comminities of Practice Networking Waterloo - CoPs Peer to Peer Meeting 28 29


Posted by ICCRR in News on 1/31/2020
Center Director/Manager/Kitchen Staff are invited to attend the FREE Team Up for CACFP Success workshop on March 12th in Altoona.
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Posted by ICCRR in News on 1/22/2020
The Department of Human Services (DHS) releases new i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry.
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