Is it time to rethink how we pay for subsidized child care?

Our new report examines how Nebraska might address the challenge of reimbursing providers who participate in the child care subsidy program

 

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

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Reducing maternal mortality and morbidity in Nebraska: We worked with State Senator Lynne Walz to pass LB905, which recommends perinatal maternal depression screening.

Nebraska Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy members build skills to drive early childhood change at the local level.

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

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Mitchell Clark joins First Five Nebraska

Mitchell Clark joins First Five Nebraska

Mitchell Clark joined First Five Nebraska (FFN) this month as Policy Advisor. He comes to FFN from the Nebraska Legislature, where he served most recently as legislative aide to State Senator John Stinner, District 48, and research analyst for the Appropriations...

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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.

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Learning Begins at Birth can help new parents guide their children's early development and navigate the services available to them. It's available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Karen. If you represent an organization serving new and expectant parents and are able to help distribute Learning Begins at Birth, please order free copies here: bit.ly/3thU6z8.
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Learning Begins at Birth can help new parents guide their childrens early development and navigate the services available to them. Its available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese and Karen. If you represent an organization serving new and expectant parents and are able to help distribute Learning Begins at Birth, please order free copies here: https://bit.ly/3thU6z8.    
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Have you seen this series on #EarlyChildhood education by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation? It brings early education experts, childcare providers, business leaders and other stakeholders to the table to discuss solutions underway to fill childcare gaps. "Childcare is a major challenge for millions of Americans across the county... It's also evident that the lack of access to quality, affordable childcare is indeed a workforce issue." Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry #Childcare
www.uschamberfoundation.org/the-drumbeat
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