The Learning for Life Program (LFL) is a free educational program for parents in Monona County. This program serves families from prenatal until the child enters kindergarten to help give them the best possible start in life. 

Jill Hanner
Jill Hanner

Debie Lahr
Kaylee Kirkpatrick

Contact Us
phone: 712.423.9153
fax: 712.423.9353


Why should you participate in Learning for Life?

  • Free early learning program
  • To learn more about your child’s growth and development.
  • To turn your child’s everyday experiences into fun-filled learning opportunities.
  • To receive research-based, practical answers to your parenting questions.
  • To create an eager learner who is ready for school.
  • To get a “pat on the back” for the things you are doing well as a parent.

When and where do Learning for Life visits occur?
Visits occur in your home where the child feels safe and relaxed to ensure a productive learning experience.  Home visits are scheduled at your convenience once a week, every other week on weekdays usually lasts an hour.

How is Learning for Life funded?
The LFL program is paid for by Early Childhood Iowa and ICAPP grant funds. Similar programs are also being sponsored by Early Childhood Iowa in Harrison and Shelby counties. The LFL program follows the Parents as Teachers curriculum and it is designed to offer developmental information and support to all parents of infants and young children (prenatal to kindergarten entry).

Some families may qualify for a scholarship to the preschool of the parent’s choice.  These scholarships are also approved and paid for by Early Childhood Iowa funds.

Our Program Includes:

  • Families can earn Kid Korner Points to receive items such as diapers and wipes
  • Offers a pass to the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and a pass to the Launch Pad in Sioux City