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Nebraska Legislature Convenes First Session of Two-Year Bienniem

The 106th Nebraska Legislature, First Session, convened its 2019 session this week. The first day, new senators plus re-elected senators were sworn into office and Senator Jim Scheer was re-elected Speaker of the Legislature for the next two years. Senators also elected chair positions for the 14 standing committees, the Executive Board and the Committee on Committees. 

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January 10, 2019  |  Posted in Legislation

Blueprint Nebraska: Building a Sustainable Economic Future

Blueprint Nebraska is seeking statewide input and ideas on Nebraska's economic growth priorities through an online community survey. Read More

December 20, 2018  |  Posted in General

2019 Nebraska Legislature to Convene January 9

The 106th Nebraska Legislature, First Session, will convene January 9 for 90 days, marking the beginning a new biennium that includes passing a two-year state budget. Read More

December 13, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

Cultivating Gratitude Supports Social-Emotional Development

Helping children develop gratitude and other social-emotional skills helps them be more hopeful, empathetic and helpful to others. There are easy steps parents can take to cultivate gratitude and grasp the power of appreciation and kindness in their children.  Read More

November 21, 2018  |  Posted in General

Alexis Zgud Joins Communications Team

We're pleased to introduce our new Communications Associate, Alexis Zgud. She brings more than 11 years of experience in communications, marketing and public relations to First Five Nebraska's Communications team. 

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November 01, 2018  |  Posted in General

Streamlining Reporting for Child Care Licensing Offers Many Benefits

The current method used to verify qualifications of Nebraska early childhood educators in licensed programs is unnecessarily cumbersome, and a system already in use provides a simple solution. Read More

October 25, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy Kicks Off in January 2019

The Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy will debut in January 2019. The non-partisan project will help citizens learn about the importance of children's earliest experiences and develop skills to engage community leaders, lawmakers and major influencers on early care and learning issues.

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October 18, 2018  |  Posted in General

Read for the Record Day is October 25

Read for the Record is an annual effort to read the same book on the same day across the country to spotlight the importance of high-quality early learning and the power of reading to impact learning. This year’s book is based on a true story and celebrates the magic that can happen when a community comes together to create something beautiful and bring about change.  Read More

October 11, 2018  |  Posted in General

My ‘Why’

UNL's Children's Center is committed to providing quality care and education, and has reached the highest quality level in Nebraska Step Up to Quality. Here's why they embraced the challenge and what it means for the children in their care.  Read More

October 04, 2018  |  Posted in General

Federal Preschool Development Grant Public Input Meeting is October 4

The public is invited to offer input for a new federal funding opportunity to improve Nebraska’s existing early childhood infrastructure.

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September 27, 2018  |  Posted in General
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