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High-Quality Early Learning is Requisite in Senate Bill Signed into Law

This week President Obama signed S.1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, into law. The bill, as described in a  previous blogpost, reauthorizes funds through fiscal year 2020 for child care investments, and includes high-quality early learning as a requisite component. Read More

November 20, 2014  |  Posted in Legislation

Sixpence in Broken Bow: Where Early Learning is Hard, Soft, Squishy, Smooth, Shiny Work

It’s a beautiful, mild October afternoon in Broken Bow—a good day to get out with kids, which suits Nancy Ferguson and her colleagues nicely, although no one is quite sure how many families to expect for today’s activity. Read More

November 18, 2014  |  Posted in General

November is Literacy Month

Babies are born learners, and the number of quality interactions they experience in their earliest months and years heavily influences how they develop and succeed later. In recognition of the importance of early literacy and family literacy, Governor Dave Heineman has proclaimed November “Read Aloud to a Child Month." Read More

November 06, 2014  |  Posted in General

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