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Senators Campbell and Sullivan: Unique LB547 Partnerships Will Reach More At-Risk Children

With true bipartisanship, Nebraska senators passed and Governor Ricketts signed legislation to allow partnership between child care providers and schools to help young children receive the kinds of early experiences known to foster cognitive and character skills that lead to success in school and life. Read More

May 28, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

Governor Ricketts Signs Budget, Stabilizes Funding for Early Childhood Education

The budget stabilizes future funding for Sixpence, Nebraska’s birth to age 3 early learning fund and increases funding for incentives and bonuses in Step Up to Quality. Read More

May 21, 2015  |  Posted in

Nancy Perez: Sixpence Parent Educator

Nancy Perez was introduced to Sixpence as a teenager when pregnancy complications forced her to drop out of school. Through Sixpence, she discovered her passion for early chlidhood education, and now is a Sixpence parent educator. She was the first parent educator in Nebraska to receive a perfect score on the HoVRS, which the University of Nebraska Medical Center administers to evaluate parent coaches and they support they give. Read More

May 15, 2015  |  Posted in General

2 Bills Aim to Help Close the Achievement Gap

We know that a significant number of Nebraska’s children arrive at kindergarten unprepared to learn. In fact, more than 64,000 children ages birth-5 are at risk of failing in school. Of these, about 30,000 are infants and toddlers who are not receiving the kinds of early experiences known to support strong brain development during the first three years of life. Read More

February 05, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

Sixpence in Broken Bow: Where Early Learning is Hard, Soft, Squishy, Smooth, Shiny Work

It’s a beautiful, mild October afternoon in Broken Bow—a good day to get out with kids, which suits Nancy Ferguson and her colleagues nicely, although no one is quite sure how many families to expect for today’s activity. Read More

November 18, 2014  |  Posted in General
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