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First School-Child Care Partnership Grants Awarded

Falls City, Kearney, North Platte, Chadron, Sidney and Gering receive new Sixpence grants to create School-Child Care Partnerships that will serve nearly 600 infants and toddlers, more than half are at risk of arriving at school prepared to learn. Read More

March 31, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska U.S. Senator Fischer Introduces Paid Family Leave Bill

Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) has reintroduced the Strong Families Act that would offer employers incentives to voluntarily provide paid family or medical leave to their employees. Read More

March 24, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

Building a Baby’s Brain: From a Dirt Road to a Superhighway

Babies’ brains are not little sponges waiting for someone to pour information into them. They are built during the earliest years through very specific kinds of interactions. Read More

March 17, 2016  |  Posted in General

Flexibility Matters

Home child care providers, child care centers, Head Start programs, school-based preschools, faith-based programs and others all have a place in ensuring that Nebraska's children at risk have access to quality opportunities during their earliest years. Read More

March 10, 2016  |  Posted in General

Focus on Reading

March and April are reading months -- check out the many promotions aimed at reading to children from birth.  Read More

March 03, 2016  |  Posted in General

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