Early Childhood Policy
We help government officials make informed, strategic decisions.
We bring more people into the early childhood conversation.
Research & Analysis
We illuminate the issues with credible information and insight.
Successful Children. Strong Families.
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.
We worked with State Senator Tony Vargas to pass LB75, amended into LB227, which allows a state team to review incidents of severe maternal morbidity for the purpose of developing recommendations for prevention.
Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy members build skills to drive early childhood change at the local level.
The Second Session of the 108th Nebraska Legislature convened January 3 for a 60-day session. In his State of the State address to lawmakers, Governor Pillen prioritized property taxes, regulatory barriers and affordable housing, and also emphasized the importance of...
Tracy Gordon is executive director of the Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children (Nebraska AEYC). She testified before the Nebraska Legislature's Education Committee December 1, 2023, on LR251, an interim study introduced by State Senator Robert...
Apprenticeship programs are emerging as a viable recruitment and retention tool for the early childhood workforce. First Five Nebraska thanks State Senator Robert Dover (District 19) for introducing LR251, an interim study looking at how apprenticeships could be used...
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.
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.