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Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference set for September

Join us online September 27 for the Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference, an exciting day of learning, sharing and inspiration as community leaders from across Nebraska come together to focus on high-quality early childhood education and its impact on local economic development and community vitality. Read More

March 26, 2021  |  Posted in General

LB351 seeks to remove unnecessary barriers to increase child care capacity, quality

LB351 seeks to remove barriers for early childhood providers by allowing them to retain their quality rating in Step Up to Quality if they change license type. The bill recently advanced to Select File.  Read More

March 10, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

Tax guidance for early childhood providers and business owners on COVID-19 relief funding

This guide was compiled for early childhood educators and business owners to provide additional information regarding the taxable status of state and federal COVID-19 relief funds. Read More

March 02, 2021  |  Posted in General

Report: Lack of child care in rural Nebraska impacts business, communities, crime, security

Our investments in young children in rural communities are directly related to economic growth, public safety and quality of life in Greater Nebraska. First Five Nebraska hosted a webinar for release of Council for a Strong America's report on the scarcity of child care in rural communities that included a discussion with Nebraska business, law enforcement, military and early care and education leaders. Read More

March 02, 2021  |  Posted in Research

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