Policy Leadership Academy develops citizen advocates

The PLA is our state’s premier, non-partisan leadership development program that empowers citizens to become involved in the policymaking process at all levels to create a strong future for young children and all Nebraskans.

Early Childhood Policy

We help government officials make informed, strategic decisions.

Strategic Engagement

We bring more people into the early childhood conversation.

Research & Analysis

We illuminate the issues with credible information and insight.

Successful Children. Strong Families.
Prosperous Communities.

We work to ensure that more of Nebraska’s youngest, most vulnerable children begin life with the kinds of developmental experiences that set them on a path to becoming successful students and productive citizens.

Current Initiatives

Asian newborn baby with mother

FFN focuses on improving systems and processes to help track and reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity.

young girl stacking blockss

Investing ARPA funds in Nebraska's early childhood workforce is key to increasing access to quality care and learning programs.

Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy participants engage in trainings on driving early childhood change at the local level.

Stay Current

Employers

About 80% of Nebraska counties lack sufficient child care to meet local workforce needs. Find out what business leaders can do to help address this urgent challenge.

Early Childhood Professionals

Child care providers play a crucial role on the front line of Nebraska’s economic recovery efforts. Learn how you can advocate for the importance of your program with decision-makers in your community.

Policymakers

We can make our public early childhood systems work together more effectively and efficiently—but only if policymakers are actively involved. Discover how state and local officials can make more informed decisions about our investments in our youngest Nebraskans.

Connect with us on Facebook

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
8 hours ago
First Five Nebraska

The Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference Sept. 19 in #Kearney is free, but you need to register: ow.ly/aJs950KiSrU
#Nebraska #ThrivingChildren2022 #EarlyChildhoodWhy attend the Thriving Children, Families, and Communities Conference on Sept. 19? Because the conference offers a wide variety of engaging speakers, resources, and information you can bring back to your community, like this breakout session on becoming an advocate for early childhood education. Register for free: ow.ly/aJs950KiSrU

Informed and active advocates can help public officials make decisions about policies that impact the well-being of our children, families, communities, and state. The "What It Means to Be an Advocate" session will explore what it means to be a citizen-advocate for building an early childhood movement with lessons learned from members of Nebraska’s Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy. #ThrivingChildren2022
... See MoreSee Less

The Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference Sept. 19 in #Kearney is free, but you need to register: http://ow.ly/aJs950KiSrU
#Nebraska #ThrivingChildren2022 #EarlyChildhood

Educare Lincoln has 3 out of 19 chances of winning $100,000 and needs all the support we can get! Please place a quick vote to help Educare Lincoln and its partners win $100,000 by visiting- www.ubt.com/big-give/educare-lincoln and selecting the green button that reads- "Vote for Nonprofit"

Please also consider sharing this post with others and telling them why you chose to vote for Educare Lincoln. Thank you so much for your support.
... See MoreSee Less

Grassroots & Outreach Advisor Jodi Renee Giron spoke in #FallsCity at their #CommunitiesforKids orientation today. Kudos to Falls City for making a commitment to high-quality early care and learning in your community! #EarlyChildhood #Nebraska #ECE #PN3 Nebraska Children and Families Foundation ... See MoreSee Less

Grassroots & Outreach Advisor Jodi Renee Giron spoke in #FallsCity at their #CommunitiesforKids orientation today. Kudos to Falls City for making a commitment to high-quality early care and learning in your community! #EarlyChildhood #Nebraska #ECE #PN3 Nebraska Children and Families FoundationImage attachment

Join Our Team! We're hiring a Data Analyst who will support our policy research, legislative and administrative policy work. Learn more: recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1231809 ... See MoreSee Less

Join Our Team! Were hiring a Data Analyst who will support our policy research, legislative and administrative policy work. Learn more: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1231809