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Thank you, Barry Kennedy, for Your Support of Early Childhood

To say outgoing Nebraska Chamber President Barry Kennedy is an advocate of early childhood is an understatement. He has been a long-time champion of Nebraska’s youngest children and has spoken frequently on the importance of access to quality early childhood programs.  Read More

August 09, 2018  |  Posted in General

323 Child Care Programs in Step Up to Quality as it Marks 4th Anniversary

Parents can view a map with information on child care providers participating in Step Up to Quality, including the program's name and address, director and size of the program, website, email address and the program's step rating on the 5-point scale.  Read More

August 02, 2018  |  Posted in General

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