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Read at a glance the latest news on early childhood in Nebraska, including the ongoing public health emergency and how public and private sector leaders are responding to the challenge of supporting communities, child care providers, families and children.

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July 03, 2020  |  Posted in General

Less stringent DHMs now in effect for all Nebraska counties—what that means for child care

UPDATED 7.2.20: Directed health measures further loosening restrictions on child cares and other businesses in effect for all Nebraska counties July 6. Read More

July 02, 2020  |  Posted in General

NDE announces redesigned NECPRS website

The Nebraska Department of Education's redesigned Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System offers a mobile-friendly design, easier document upload, user-friendly navigation and an updated training calendar.  Read More

June 26, 2020  |  Posted in General

Applications are open for the new Nebraska Small Business Stabilization grants

June 26 is the deadline to apply for a Nebraska Small Business Stabilization Grant. Child care businesses with 5 to 49 employees that have closed or sustained a loss of revenue or employment since March 13 are eligible to apply. Read More

June 15, 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

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

New website connects parents to child care providers

Many Nebraska parents need quality chlid care as they work at essential jobs in the battle again COVID-19. At the same time, many child care providers are struggling to stay open during the public health emergency due to reduced enrollment. A new, searchable database helps parents find licensed child care providers with openings in their area.   Read More

April 21, 2020  |  Posted in General
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