New tool shows actual cost of delivering child care

FFN has launched the Nebraska Child Care Cost Model, a new resource that reveals how regulatory, economic and other types of factors affect the sustainability of child care programs.

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FFN Policy Advisor Sara Howard had an eventful trip through the Panhandle! She met with Policy Leadership Academy grad Dezarae Brandt at a family engagement event for Healthy Families America Home Visitation program.
She also met with Kim Engel (below, right) director of the Panhandle Public Health Department and one of their board members, Susanna Batterman (center), a Morrill County Commissioner.
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FFN Policy Advisor Sara Howard had an eventful trip through the Panhandle! She met with Policy Leadership Academy grad Dezarae Brandt at a family engagement event for Healthy Families America Home Visitation program. 
She also met with Kim Engel (below, right) director of the Panhandle Public Health Department and one of their board members, Susanna Batterman (center), a Morrill County Commissioner. 
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New tool shows actual cost of delivering #childcare: FFN has launched the Nebraska Child Care Cost Model, a new resource that shows how the expense of delivering quality care relates to actual revenue earned by providers. It reveals how regulatory, economic and other factors can ultimately affect the sustainability of child care programs.
The model allows customization on a wide array of factors, including type of care and location, salary/benefits, program size and more. The model's calculations are based on current data that will be updated regularly.
The tool is a crucial step toward helping policymakers and others#Nebraskaraska data to shape policies that affect children, families, businesses and communities in our state.
Learn more: bit.ly/4ejvZFR and experiment with the cost model here: www.firstfivenebraska.org/nebraska-child-care-cost-mo#earlychildhoodd#ECE #ECE
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New tool shows actual cost of delivering #childcare: FFN has launched the Nebraska Child Care Cost Model, a new resource that shows how the expense of delivering quality care relates to actual revenue earned by providers. It reveals how regulatory, economic and other factors can ultimately affect the sustainability of child care programs. 
The model allows customization on a wide array of factors, including type of care and location, salary/benefits, program size and more. The models calculations are based on current data that will be updated regularly.  
The tool is a crucial step toward helping policymakers and others use #Nebraska data to shape policies that affect children, families, businesses and communities in our state. 
Learn more: https://bit.ly/4ejvZFR and experiment with the cost model here: https://www.firstfivenebraska.org/nebraska-child-care-cost-model/
#EarlyChildhood #ECE

Next week, #Nebraska's early care and education community will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed draft of Nebraska's Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) state plan.

Join FFN's Policy team on Zoom, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. CT, for a special overview of the draft state plan and how it addresses the recommendations and requirements in the federal CCDF final rule. We'll also discuss how to make your voice heard at the public hearing on the plan on June 24 in Lincoln.
Advanced registration is required for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting.
Register here: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOugpj8sGN1kzhm7-abVISSW3ajjDw84
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Next week, #Nebraskas early care and education community will have the opportunity to weigh in on the proposed draft of Nebraskas Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) state plan.
Join FFNs Policy team on Zoom, June 18 at 1:30 p.m. CT, for a special overview of the draft state plan and how it addresses the recommendations and requirements in the federal CCDF final rule. Well also discuss how to make your voice heard at the public hearing on the plan on June 24 in Lincoln. 
Advanced registration is required for the meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the meeting. 
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOugpj8sGN1kzhm7-abVISSW3ajjDw84 
Spanish language interpretation will be available.
#EarlyChildhood #PN3

La próxima semana, la comunidad de educación y cuidado de la primera infancia de Nebraska tendrá la oportunidad de hablar sobre los cambios propuestos en el plan estatal del Fondo de Desarrollo y Cuidado Infantil (CCDF) de Nebraska.

Únase al equipo de Política de FFN en zoom el 18 de junio a las 1:30 pm CST para una visión general especial del plan estatal propuesto y cómo se abordan las recomendaciones y requisitos de la regla definitiva CCDF. También discutiremos cómo hacer oír su opinión en la audiencia pública sobre el plan el 24 de junio en Lincoln. Es necesario inscribirse. Para registrarse, haga clic en el enlace de registro y añada su nombre y dirección de correo electrónico en la página siguiente. Una vez registrado, recibirá por correo electrónico la información necesaria para conectarse al foro. Habrá interpretación al español.
Regístrese aquí: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOugpj8sGN1kzhm7-abVISSW3ajjDw84
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La próxima semana, la comunidad de educación y cuidado de la primera infancia de Nebraska tendrá la oportunidad de hablar sobre los cambios propuestos en el plan estatal del Fondo de Desarrollo y Cuidado Infantil (CCDF) de Nebraska.
Únase al equipo de Política de FFN en zoom el 18 de junio a las 1:30 pm CST para una visión general especial del plan estatal propuesto y cómo se abordan las recomendaciones y requisitos de la regla definitiva CCDF. También discutiremos cómo hacer oír su opinión en la audiencia pública sobre el plan el 24 de junio en Lincoln. Es necesario inscribirse. Para registrarse, haga clic en el enlace de registro y añada su nombre y dirección de correo electrónico en la página siguiente. Una vez registrado, recibirá por correo electrónico la información necesaria para conectarse al foro. Habrá interpretación al español.
Regístrese aquí: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdOugpj8sGN1kzhm7-abVISSW3ajjDw84

Pilot program expanded statewide: Nebraskans accessing WIC can now place orders online at HyVee stores that offer online pickup services. The expanded pilot project is the result of a partnership between the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, Minnesota WIC and Iowa WIC that began in March.
Learn more: dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/WIC.aspx.
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Pilot program expanded statewide: Nebraskans accessing WIC can now place orders online at HyVee stores that offer online pickup services. The expanded pilot project is the result of a partnership between the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, Minnesota WIC and Iowa WIC that began in March. 
Learn more: https://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/WIC.aspx.

Shout out to Policy Leadership Academy grads who testified on bills in committee hearings during this year's legislative session: Genna Faulkner, Chad Bryant, Amanda Nielsen, Anne Brandt, Betsy Tonniges, Myra Katherine Hale, Amy Bennett, Leslie Baker and Hayley Crumley! (If we've missed anyone, please let me know!) And thank you, too, to PLA grads who submitted online comments on bills prior to their hearings.

If you'd like to help shape #Nebraskaon in #Nebraska to improve the lives of our youngest citizens, apply today to become a member of the next Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy class. Application deadline is June 10. Learn more: https://#NEleg/#earlychildhood##neplah#necleadersPLA #NECLeaders
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