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Senators Campbell and Sullivan: Unique LB547 Partnerships Will Reach More At-Risk Children

With true bipartisanship, Nebraska senators passed and Governor Ricketts signed legislation to allow partnership between child care providers and schools to help young children receive the kinds of early experiences known to foster cognitive and character skills that lead to success in school and life. Read More

May 28, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

Governor Ricketts Signs Budget, Stabilizes Funding for Early Childhood Education

The budget stabilizes future funding for Sixpence, Nebraska’s birth to age 3 early learning fund and increases funding for incentives and bonuses in Step Up to Quality. Read More

May 21, 2015  |  Posted in

Nancy Perez: Sixpence Parent Educator

Nancy Perez was introduced to Sixpence as a teenager when pregnancy complications forced her to drop out of school. Through Sixpence, she discovered her passion for early chlidhood education, and now is a Sixpence parent educator. She was the first parent educator in Nebraska to receive a perfect score on the HoVRS, which the University of Nebraska Medical Center administers to evaluate parent coaches and they support they give. Read More

May 15, 2015  |  Posted in General

Child Care Providers Can Be Part of the Solution in Closing the Achievement Gap

As child care professionals, we know that good quality early childhood environments matter. Read More

May 07, 2015  |  Posted in

Children’s Book Week Is May 4-10

Next week is Children's Book Week. Reading to children helps increase their vocabulary, comprehension, concentration, memory and curiosity. Read More

May 01, 2015  |  Posted in General

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