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Child care providers: The Nebraska business and policy community want to hear from you

Coronavirus has already significantly impacted the child care landscape in Nebraska. While the long-term effects are as yet unknown, one thing is clear: child care is essential to supporting working families now and as we work to recover. The Nebraska business and policy community have launched a survey about how the pandemic has impacted businesses statewide. Read More

April 16, 2020  |  Posted in General

CARES Act funds will support Nebraska’s child care system as state moves toward economic recovery

Here's FFN's breakdown of how $20 million in federal funds resulting from passage of the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be used to stabilize and strengthen Nebraska's child care infrastructure and other school-based education services for children. 

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June 02, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

The FFN Digest

Read at a glance the latest news on how Nebraska's early childhood systems are being affected by the ongoing public health emergency--and how public and private sector leaders are responding to the challenge of supporting communities, providers, families and children.

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May 29, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: Federal policy updates

Get the latest updates on federal policy that impacts children, families, businesses and commuduring COVID-19.  Read More

May 21, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: Business & Economic Support

Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 business and economic news impacting child care workers, early childhood small businesses and communities.  Read More

May 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

Preschool Development Grant (PDG) award is an important step forward at a critical time

As Nebraska begins grappling with how to recover from the impact of COVID-19, the federal Preschool Development Grant award offers a way to make the most of our investments in children, families and communities. Read More

May 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

Changes in the Child Care Development Block Grant under COVID-19

The state has temporarily eased or suspended certain licensing and regulatory procedures governing child care as a result of the coronavirous pandemic, including paying providers who accept the child care subsidy for enrollment rather than attendance.  Read More

May 08, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Governor Ricketts to loosen restrictions on child care programs in selected Local Health Departments

UPDATED 5.1.20: New public health directive from the Governor's office will allow child care programs to care for up to 15 children per room/space in selected areas of the state early next month. Read More

May 01, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: State and national early childhood partner news

Check here for the latest news from FFN's state and national early childhood partners. Read More

May 01, 2020  |  Posted in General

New website connects parents to child care providers

Many Nebraska parents need quality chlid care as they work at essential jobs in the battle again COVID-19. At the same time, many child care providers are struggling to stay open during the public health emergency due to reduced enrollment. A new, searchable database helps parents find licensed child care providers with openings in their area.   Read More

April 21, 2020  |  Posted in General
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