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An Executive Order from the Governor's Office eases child care licensing procedures to allow institutions to set up alternative child care, mainly for parents in health care and other critical jobs during the COVID-19 crisis. We question the solution this directive offers on two main points. Read FFN's response

Quality child care anchors young families, contributes to the local economy and supports services that create thriving communities

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Nebraska urgently needs skilled child care providers to thrive—as educators and as small businesses

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We all benefit when communities offer robust child care opportunities

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Quality child care empowers parents to enter the workforce, support their families and grow their careers 

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 “I believe we can achieve meaningful change that will allow both employees and businesses to grow our economy. We owe it to the American people to discover shared solutions that can lead to stronger families and communities.”

Deb Fischer
Nebraska U.S. Senator

An investment in high-quality early childhood education not only levels the playing field for our at-risk children, it yields more stable communities, a more qualified workforce, reduced crime rate and greater social cohesion long term. 

Senator John Stinner
Legislative District 48

"Almost daily, a Chamber member expresses concern about their current or future workforce needs. We need to maximize the skills of every child in Nebraska to build a sufficient, skilled talent pool for the future."

K.C. Belitz
Chief Operating Officer, Nebraska Community Foundation

"We know that early, enriched environments maximize the interaction between biology and experience, and positively influence a child's developmental trajectory with lifelong consequences for health and well-being."

Dr. Cynthia Ellis
Omaha Pediatrician