Menu

Tag Archives: step up to quality

Common Ground is Key

Child care and education fall under the purview of two different systems in Nebraska, and each approaches early childhood from a unique standpoint. For the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees child care, the issue revolves around ensuring that children’s fundamental requirements for health and safety are met while in care. Nebraska’s education system, on the other hand, focuses on whether children begin kindergarten ready to learn and prepared to advance academically. The science of early childhood development tells us that these two aspects of child development shouldn’t be addressed as separate considerations. Early child care environments are, or ought to be, learning environments—just as the health and safety of young children are necessary for quality learning to occur. Read More

March 17, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

5 Questions with Barbara Clay: Nebraska Child Care Provider Participating in Step Up to Quality

Tell us about yourself -- how did you get started with your child care business? I began U.N.I.Q.U.E. Childcare and Family Services Family Home in 1997 in the North Omaha community. The mission and vision of our child care is: Using Necessary Involvement to provide Quality Unlimited Education to children and their families. We currently serve eight children and are licensed for 10. Read More

September 18, 2014  |  Posted in General Legislation

Step Up to Quality RFP Release and Announcement

In 2013, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB507, establishing the Step Up to Quality Child Care Act - resulting in Nebraska’s Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System.  The implementation of Step Up to Quality is in the early stages but much has occurred in its development that will provide valuable information for moving forward. Read More

August 24, 2014  |  Posted in General

Step Up to Quality’ Debuts July 1

Providing child care can be challenging, especially when children come from varied economic backgrounds and home environments. Research shows that children’s experiences during their first five years profoundly affect social, emotional and cognitive skill formation, and healthy life outcomes. Read More

June 25, 2014  |  Posted in Legislation
 < 1 2