Community Action
of Southeast Iowa
2850 Mt Pleasant St, Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Phone: 319-753-0193
Helping people.
      Changing lives.

Birth through Three Program/
Parents As Teachers

Birth through Three and Parents As Teachers are in-home family support programs serving Des Moines and Louisa counties.  Funding for these programs is from Shared Visions and Des Moines/Louisa Early Childhood Iowa.  

Both programs use the Parents as Teachers national curriculum.

  • All children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.


  • To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

Core Values:

  • Parents are their children’s first and most influential teachers.
  • The early years of a child’s life are critical for optimal development and provide the foundation for success in school and life.
  • Established and emerging research should be the foundation of parent education and family support curricula, training, materials and services.
  • All young children and their families deserve the same opportunities to succeed, regardless of any demographics, geographic, or economic consideration.
  • An understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions of diverse cultures is essential in serving families.

Birth Through Three and Parents As Teachers serves children prenatal through five and incorporates the following four components:

  • personal/homes visits by a certified Parent Educator;
  • developmental screenings;
  • group family connections; and,
  • resources

Become a partner with your child and a Parent Educator to make the most of your child’s first years.


Birth Through Three (serving Des Moines County)
Des Moines County Neighborhood Center
700 Jefferson

Parents As Teachers Program (serving Des Moines and Louisa County)
Des Moines County Neighborhood Center
700 Jefferson

Our Mission:

Community Action is dedicated to alleviating the conditions and causes of poverty by building partnerships and strengthening people through quality services.