Building strong, efficient service systems, improving oversight and accountability procedures, and expanding our knowledge base through research are all critical to the mission of First Five Nebraska and our partners.
Building a culture that values the healthy growth and development of young children is central to the mission of First Five Nebraska. But public will is only effective if it supports a comprehensive framework of practices and administrative systems serving Nebraska's youngest children. First Five Nebraska works closely with agencies such as the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and other public and private organizations to build and improve the statewide infrastructure that fosters early care environments, enhances the quality of early childhood personnel, and ensures that our public resources are being used in the most effective and responsible way.
Our overall strategy for improving early childhood practices throughout Nebraska includes:
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