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Child care providers: The Nebraska business and policy community want to hear from you

Coronavirus has already significantly impacted the child care landscape in Nebraska. While the long-term effects are as yet unknown, one thing is clear: child care is essential to supporting working families now and as we work to recover. The Nebraska business and policy community have launched a survey about how the pandemic has impacted businesses statewide. Read More

April 16, 2020  |  Posted in General

CARES Act funds will support Nebraska’s child care system as state moves toward economic recovery

Here's FFN's breakdown of how $20 million in federal funds resulting from passage of the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be used to stabilize and strengthen Nebraska's child care infrastructure and other school-based education services for children. 

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June 02, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

The FFN Digest

Read at a glance the latest news on how Nebraska's early childhood systems are being affected by the ongoing public health emergency--and how public and private sector leaders are responding to the challenge of supporting communities, providers, families and children.

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May 29, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: Federal policy updates

Get the latest updates on federal policy that impacts children, families, businesses and commuduring COVID-19.  Read More

May 21, 2020  |  Posted in General

When it comes to the Census, everyone counts

Census results affect Nebraskans every day because they help determine funding for important programs that support children, including schools, child care and early learning, home visiting and food assistance among many other things. Read More

May 20, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: Business & Economic Support

Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 business and economic news impacting child care workers, early childhood small businesses and communities.  Read More

May 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

Preschool Development Grant (PDG) award is an important step forward at a critical time

As Nebraska begins grappling with how to recover from the impact of COVID-19, the federal Preschool Development Grant award offers a way to make the most of our investments in children, families and communities. Read More

May 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

Changes in the Child Care Development Block Grant under COVID-19

The state has temporarily eased or suspended certain licensing and regulatory procedures governing child care as a result of the coronavirous pandemic, including paying providers who accept the child care subsidy for enrollment rather than attendance.  Read More

May 08, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Governor Ricketts to loosen restrictions on child care programs in selected Local Health Departments

UPDATED 5.1.20: New public health directive from the Governor's office will allow child care programs to care for up to 15 children per room/space in selected areas of the state early next month. Read More

May 01, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: State and national early childhood partner news

Check here for the latest news from FFN's state and national early childhood partners. Read More

May 01, 2020  |  Posted in General
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