Read at a glance the latest news on early childhood in Nebraska, including the ongoing public health emergency and how public and private sector leaders are responding to the challenge of supporting communities, child care providers, families and children.
UPDATED 7.2.20: Directed health measures further loosening restrictions on child cares and other businesses in effect for all Nebraska counties July 6.
The Nebraska Department of Education’s redesigned Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System offers a mobile-friendly design, easier document upload, user-friendly navigation and an updated training calendar.
June 26 is the deadline to apply for a Nebraska Small Business Stabilization Grant. Child care businesses with 5 to 49 employees that have closed or sustained a loss of revenue or employment since March 13 are eligible to apply.
Get the latest updates on federal policy that impacts children, families, businesses and commuduring COVID-19.
Census results affect Nebraskans every day because they help determine funding for important programs that support children, including schools, child care and early learning, home visiting and food assistance among many other things.
Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 business and economic news impacting child care workers, early childhood small businesses and communities.
As Nebraska begins grappling with how to recover from the impact of COVID-19, the federal Preschool Development Grant award offers a way to make the most of our investments in children, families and communities.
Check here for the latest news from FFN's state and national early childhood partners.
Many Nebraska parents need quality chlid care as they work at essential jobs in the battle again COVID-19. At the same time, many child care providers are struggling to stay open during the public health emergency due to reduced enrollment. A new, searchable database helps parents find licensed child care providers with openings in their area.
Coronavirus has already significantly impacted the child care landscape in Nebraska. While the long-term effects are as yet unknown, one thing is clear: child care is essential to supporting working families now and as we work to recover. The Nebraska business and policy community have launched a survey about how the pandemic has impacted businesses statewide.
Executive Order 20-18 offers financial stability to Nebraska child care providers who accept subsidy
Governor Ricketts' Executive Order 20-18 follows up on early policy recommendations to adjust the way Nebraska temporarily manages subsidy reimbursements during the COVID-19 emergency.