NE Legislature advances LB856 from General File

Learn how LB856 could put the child care subsidy within the reach of more hardworking child care professionals to address their own families’ needs.

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We loved having FFN founding director Becky Veak in the office yesterday! She spoke about the history of early childhood work in #Nebraska with our Policy Leadership Academy members who were in Lincoln for their day at the Capitol. Thank you, Becky! ... See MoreSee Less

We loved having FFN founding director Becky Veak in the office yesterday! She spoke about the history of early childhood work in #Nebraska with our Policy Leadership Academy members who were in Lincoln for their day at the Capitol. Thank you, Becky!

Thank you to State Senators for giving first-round approval to #LB856 today! State Senator John Fredrickson's priority bill would provide no-cost care#childcaredcare workers' own children, regardless of income. The goal of the bill is to increase recruitment and retention of childcare workers, enabling more parent#Nebraska #Nebraska's workforce. LB856 now moves to the second ro#NEleg debate. #NEleg ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to State Senators for giving first-round approval to #LB856 today! State Senator John Fredricksons priority bill would provide no-cost care for #childcare workers own children, regardless of income. The goal of the bill is to increase recruitment and retention of childcare workers, enabling more parents to join #Nebraskas workforce. LB856 now moves to the second round of debate. #NEleg

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The first round of debate for #LB856 is TOMORROW, 2/21. Please tell your State Senator their vote is needed to advance LB856 to the next round of debate. To contact your Senator, click here: nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_list.php and access their landing page, then click on their email address.

Introduced and prioritized by State Senator John Fredrickson, LB856 aims to help recruit and retain a stable child care workforce in #Nebraska by making #childcare providers eligible for childcare subsidy for their own children. Comparatively low pay and few benefits have resulted in a loss of childcare across Nebraska in recent years. Enabling more providers to qualify for the childcare subsidy for their own family needs would help stabilize and grow Nebraska's critically important early childhood workfo#NElegNEleg
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The first round of debate for #LB856 is TOMORROW, 2/21. Please tell your State Senator their vote is needed to advance LB856 to the next round of debate. To contact your Senator, click here: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/senators/senator_list.php and  access their landing page, then click on their email address. 
Introduced and prioritized by State Senator John Fredrickson, LB856 aims to help recruit and retain a stable child care workforce in #Nebraska by making #childcare providers eligible for childcare subsidy for their own children. Comparatively low pay and few benefits have resulted in a loss of childcare across Nebraska in recent years. Enabling more providers to qualify for the childcare subsidy for their own family needs would help stabilize and grow Nebraskas critically important early childhood workforce. #NEleg

VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR LB946 by submitting an online comment before Wednesday, February 21, at 8 a.m. CST.

During the height of the pandemic, Executive Order 20-18 temporarily enabled Nebraska child care providers serving families through the subsidy to claim reimbursements based on children's enrollment instead of their attendance. This helped bring much-needed revenue stability for providers while EO 20-18 remained in effect through July 2021. Although state regulations were changed to allow providers to bill for up to 5 absences per month per subsidy-eligible child, attendance-based reimbursements remain a source of financial uncertainty for child care programs serving Nebraska's families in greatest need. LB946 would permanently move Nebraska to an enrollment-based reimbursement system for child care subsidy providers.

Submit your comments in support of LB946 to state legislators at: bit.ly/NE_LEG_LB946

Watch the Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, 2/21, beginning at 1:30 p.Nebraska Public Mediablic Media at nebraskapublicmedia.org
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VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR LB946 by submitting an online comment before Wednesday, February 21, at 8 a.m. CST.
During the height of the pandemic, Executive Order 20-18 temporarily enabled Nebraska child care providers serving families through the subsidy to claim reimbursements based on childrens enrollment instead of their attendance. This helped bring much-needed revenue stability for providers while EO 20-18 remained in effect through July 2021. Although state regulations were changed to allow providers to bill for up to 5 absences per month per subsidy-eligible child, attendance-based reimbursements remain a source of financial uncertainty for child care programs serving Nebraskas families in greatest need. LB946 would permanently move Nebraska to an enrollment-based reimbursement system for child care subsidy providers.
Submit your comments in support of LB946 to state legislators at: https://bit.ly/NE_LEG_LB946
Watch the Health and Human Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, 2/21, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST on Nebraska Public Media at https://nebraskapublicmedia.org