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Incoming Administration proposes further economic relief for child care

President-Elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill which includes additional funding and emergency tax relief to bolster the child care industry and provide crucial financial relief to struggling families. Read More

January 15, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

State looks at strengthening early childhood system amid pandemic

Interim study LR390 is underway to examine the fiscal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nebraska’s early childhood workforce and early childhood care and education system. FFN and public and private partners are developing potential policy recommendations based on what was learned.    Read More

November 17, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

What is access to reliable, quality child care really worth to Nebraska?

FFN hosted a webinar with Nobel Laureate James Heckman and researchers from the Nebrasks Bureau of Business Research on the impact of child care to our state. Studies tell us quality early care and learning can yield as much as a 13% return on investment, and at the same time, our state could lose nearly $1.4 billion annually in direct and indirect losses if we fail to strengthen Nebraska's earlly childhood infrastructure.    Read More

November 16, 2020  |  Posted in General

State Chamber Forums: Snapshot of Nebraska’s economy

The Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry is hosting its annual Fall Forums, looking at how Nebraska is faring with the pandemic and ongoing recovery efforts.  Read More

October 21, 2020  |  Posted in General

A provider’s perspective on operating a child care business during the pandemic

Mariah Stowe, a Lincoln child care provider, testified on LR390 before the Legislature's Appropriations Committee on the tough decisions facing child care professionals during COVID-19.  Read More

October 09, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Senators learn of COVID-19 impacts on state’s early childhood workforce and education system

FFN's Elizabeth Everett tesified at a legislative hearing for LR390 this week, along with experts from the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission, the state’s early childhood system, business and child care.   Read More

October 01, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Elevate20: A virtual business summit for child care providers is now live!

Elevate20 is a business conference designed specifically to meet the needs of Nebraska family child care homes and child care centers in the areas of technology, human resources, marketing, leadership and finances. The conference is online and on-demand this year and is live through September 12. 

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September 02, 2020  |  Posted in General

Lack of child care costs Nebraskans $745 million per year, report finds

A new study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Bureau of Business Research for First Five Nebraska finds that gaps in child care availability negatively impact family income, employer profitability and state revenue.

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August 27, 2020  |  Posted in Research

Nebraska Legislature: 2020 early childhood policy highlights

The 106th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die August 13. Here's an overview and summary of bills affecting early childhood policy from this year's session. Read More

August 20, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

School readiness tax credit program revised to benefit more child care providers

Governor Ricketts signs LB266 into law, giving self-employed child care providers and those classified as S-Corps access to the school readiness tax credit, as intended in the original legislation.

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August 19, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation
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