PO Box 335 Richland, IA 52585

ISU Extension Outreach – Wapello County Nest Program

Program Description

Nest ProgramWe are a free parent education program for parents with children ages 0-5 years. We cover a variety of topics in our classes such as:

  • Stress Management.
  • Nutrition.
  • Budgeting.
  • Parenting Skills.
  • Co-Parenting.
  • Safety.

We give points for attending classes and other community programs. You can use your points to “purchase” items in the Nest Store for your child. Items in the store include:

  • Diapers.
  • Wipes.
  • Pull-ups
  • Bottles.
  • Clothes
  • Toys.


  • Referrals for Local Community Services.
  • Group Parent Education Meetings.
  • Free Child Care.


The only requirement is to have a child from the age 0-5.

Ages Served

Children 0-5

Intake Process

Call to make an appointment to fill out enrollment forms.

Counties Served


Handicap Accessible

Will make accommodations

Appointment Needed

For enrollment only. Classes are in Spanish and English. Spanish Classes are Mondays 3:45pm-4:45pm. English Classes are Mondays 5pm-6pm and Fridays 11:00am-12:00 noon.

Program Website


Contact Info

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

13011 120th Avenue

Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 682-5491

 The NEST store has many items that can be purchased using the NEST point system.