The Ottumwa Courier

May 7, 2013

Program helps new parents

Ottumwa Courier

---- — In light of recent developments, I would like to increase the public's awareness of the NEST Program available through our Wapello County Extension and Outreach at 214 E. Main St.

This program is available for parents of newborns through age 5, as well as a prenatal program. Participants in this program come from ALL income levels and age groups. They learn how to enhance their parenting skills by setting goals, enhancing their learning environment, improving their leadership skills and better nutrition. By attending classes and doing things like well child checkups, they earn points that can be turned in for supplies such as diapers.

If you or someone you know would benefit from this program, contact the Wapello County Extension and Outreach at 641-682-5491.

Elaine Heisdorffer