This web site was created to provide resources for early childhood professionals and the trainers providing professional development for them.

With the strong focus on early childhood education in recent years the EPQ Project is striving to meet the needs of teachers who are continually working to better serve young children. As the EPQ Project continues to grow, content will be added and revised as appropriate to meet the changing needs of teaching professionals and trainers.

As you explore this web site, you will find a wealth of information including:

    Video examples of children and teachers in classroom settings that relate to specific
  • Iowa Early Learning Standards (IELS)
  • Iowa Quality Preschool Program Standards (IQPPS)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and Accreditation Criteria
  • A page for Trainers with resources to support their work

Although this work is based primarily on Iowa standards, the information contained in this web site is useful to early childhood professionals, consultants, or professional development providers outside of Iowa. The video examples illustrate high-quality preschool practices and will reflect the standards adopted by most states.

The EPQ Project was developed to help early childhood professionals and trainers achieve ever higher levels of excellence. You can help the EPQ Project achieve this by sharing your suggestions on how we can improve via our comment form.

Recent News

01/20/2010 - 16:07

Welcome to the new Empowering Preschool Quality website! On January 28th we had our Webinar launch of the site.  To view the webinar Click Here!   Feel free to look around the site and if you have any comments or would like to order a set of dvds please take the time to fill out the appropriate forms.

Featured Videos

Video Thumbnail I Want to Play
A teacher provides guidance in expressing desires through words.

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Video Thumbnail Exploring Water
Isaiah and Ava explore water as well as peer relationships.

View Exploring Water
Video Thumbnail Where's The Fire?
Dramatic play centered on firefighters.

View Where's The Fire?

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