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Nebraska Legislature: Early Childhood Bills to Watch

Senators introduced 470 new bills and eight Constitutional amendments this legislative session. Of these, we've identified bills with potential to affect early childhood across 10 categories, and a more narrow list that we've designated as Legislation to Watch. We update bill status on our Nebraska Legislation website page, and produce a printable report daily during the session.  Read More

January 25, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

New Legislation Connects Early Childhood to Economic Development

Today First Five Nebraska offered testimony to the Legislature’s Urban Affairs Committee in support of two new bills linking early childhood to economic development strategy on the community level.  Read More

January 23, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

New Census Data: 39% of Nebraska Children from Birth to Age 5 Are at Risk

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its latest  American Community Survey data and we have used it to calculate the number of children in Nebraska ages 0-5 who are at risk. Maps break down the data by county, Legislative districts and Congressional districts. Children who struggle in school have lower graduation rates, lower earnings and higher incarceration rates.   Read More

January 18, 2018  |  Posted in Research

Hey, Nebraska…Meet Your Future!

We debuted four video PSAs in a new messaging effort this month that invite us to imagine the important role today's young children will play in our own lives someday. Whether it's as our health care provider, financial advisor, auto technician or construction manager, the start young children receive in their lives affects more than their own life trajectories.

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January 11, 2018  |  Posted in General

2018 Nebraska Legislature Convenes

Senators open the short, 60-day session of the 105th Nebraska Legislature facing a $200 million budget shortfall.  Read More

January 04, 2018  |  Posted in Legislation

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