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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

Executive Order 20-18 offers financial stability to Nebraska child care providers who accept subsidy

Governor Ricketts' Executive Order 20-18 follows up on early policy recommendations to adjust the way Nebraska temporarily manages subsidy reimbursements during the COVID-19 emergency. Read More

April 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

Nebraska grocers are open to working with child care providers

Nebraska Grocery Industry Association indicates that local food markets are willing to work with child care providers to meet their needs.  Read More

April 14, 2020  |  Posted in General

Nebraska expected to receive approximately $20 million in Child Care Development Block Grant funds

The U.S. Administration for Children and Families announced it will soon release $3.5 billion in Child Care Development Block Grant dollars nationwide made possible by the CARES Act. Read More

April 14, 2020  |  Posted in General

Economic Developers: Don’t forget about child care in COVID-19 relief efforts

Economic development organizations are well positioned to help local businesses remain viable during the COVID-19 emergency. Here's why it's important for child care to be included in those efforts. Read More

April 10, 2020  |  Posted in General

Emergency Child Care for Nebraska’s Essential Personnel

Many of Nebraska's frontline personnel face the responsibility of ensuring their youngest children are in safe, healthy and nurturing environments while they combat the impact of COVID-19 in our communities. That makes our state's child care professionals no less essential in how we respond to the ongoing public health emergency.  Read More

April 09, 2020  |  Posted in General

Nebraska Child Care Provider Relief Fund

Due to the generous support provided by the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, we are pleased to announce formation of the Nebraska Child Care Provider Relief Fund through Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF) and Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative (NECC). Read More

April 07, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: Updates from the Governor

Learn the latest news from Governor Pete Ricketts on the current public health emergency. Read More

March 30, 2020  |  Posted in General Legislation

First Five Nebraska Statement on Executive Order 20-08: Coronavirus—Expanding Access to Child Care

An Executive Order from the Nebraska’s Governor’s Office was formulated in an attempt to increase access to child care for parents in infrastructure-critical roles during the COVID-19 crisis by temporarily easing or suspending certain licensing and regulatory procedures governing child care. First Five Nebraska questions the solution the Order offers on two main points.  Read More

March 27, 2020  |  Posted in General

FAQ: Unemployment Benefits for Early Childhood Professionals during COVID-19

COVID-19 has put a profound strain on Nebraska's early childhood and child care professionals. We've compiled the latest information on state and federal unemployment insurance benefits to help early childhood professionals protect their financial security during this national crisis.  Read More

March 25, 2020  |  Posted in General
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