The Learning Connection began serving Worth County (Northwood-Kensett) during the 1998-1999 school year.   It progressed to Cerro Gordo County (Clear Lake) during the 2000-2001 school year, and in January 2003 began classes in Hancock County (Garner-Hayfiled).   During the 2005-06 school year the program expanded to Mason City, Winnebago County (Forest City), and Mitchell County (St. Ansgar), and the 2007-08 school year will see the program expand again to Manly and Floyd County   (Charles City).