Child care assistance now available to more Nebraska families

Expanded eligibility for subsidized and transitional child care assistance is now in effect

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

Applications are now open for the 2021 School Readiness Tax Credit. Find out more and how to apply.

FFN works with partners statewide to build policies to ensure more Nebraska families have the supports they need.

Class 3 of the Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy kicks off Sept. 14-15.

First Five Nebraska and Communities for Kids are gearing up for the next chapter in the My Nebraska Story campaign

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Editor's Note: After 10 years with First Five Nebraska, Becky Veak retired in August. She leaves us with these final thoughts. Thank you, Becky! After 14 years with Nebraska Children and Families Foundation and First Five Nebraska, I leave this incredible workplace to...

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Employers

Over 90% 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.

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We're excited to announce FFN's third class of the Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy kicked off in Kearney mid-Sept. Class members from communities across #Nebraska are building skills to engage local influencers, elected representatives and others on important early childhood issues. #EarlyChildhood #ecleaders ... See MoreSee Less

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Second picture you can see my back 🙂 I am very excited I get to participate in this learning experience.

Tune in to a webinar TOMORROW for a new resource guide to strengthen and expand #childcare facilities in rural communities. It includes best practices, innovative approaches, success stories and a list of federal resources for rural communities. #RuralAmerica #EarlyChildhood
When: 1:30-2:30 CT, Sept. 21
Register: bit.ly/3lFVAhx
Webinar presented by USDA Rural Development and the
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Tune in to a webinar TOMORROW for a new resource guide to strengthen and expand #childcare facilities in rural communities. It includes best practices, innovative approaches, success stories and a list of federal resources for rural communities. #RuralAmerica #EarlyChildhood 
When: 1:30-2:30 CT, Sept. 21
Register: bit.ly/3lFVAhx
Webinar presented by USDA Rural Development and the 
Administration for Children and Families - ACF Office of Early Childhood Development
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