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Panel Will Study Early Childhood Workforce Shortage in Nebraska

FFN Director Becky Veak is serving on a Buffett Early Childhood Institute commission to develop a comprehensive plan for expanding and strengthening Nebraska's early childhood workforce. The group includes leaders from state government, higher education, public schools, child care, health care, advocacy, philanthropy, practitioners and the business community. Read More

March 23, 2017  |  Posted in General

LB335 Would Freeze Child Care Provider Subsidy Reimbursement Rates

LB335 is scheduled for discussion by the Legislature this week. The bill offers very limited and non-sustainable savings to the state, potentially at long-term costs to Nebraska’s children and taxpayers. Read More

March 20, 2017  |  Posted in Legislation

Nation’s Governors Make Early Childhood a Priority

Governors made early childhood education a priority at their recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Early childhood was discussed during the opening session, with emphasis on how quality education in a child’s most formative years can help build economic strength and yield social benefits for our communities. Read More

March 09, 2017  |  Posted in General

It’s Read Across America Day

Today is a reminder that making reading to children a priority prepares them for success in school and later in life.  Read More

March 02, 2017  |  Posted in General

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