September 26 through October 2 is We Care for Kids Week, a statewide celebration to raise awareness for quality early childhood education and build support for early childhood educators. It’s an opportunity to inform, motivate and engage Nebraskans across the state. The We Care for Kids group is providing materials to use, but feel free to adapt the tone and format to your communities needs—you know your community best!
How to get involved
Join a statewide telephone town hall to learn more about the importance of quality early childhood education in Nebraska. The call will be September 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. CT and hosted by Taryn Vanderford, Emmy Award-winning journalist and news anchor for Lincoln’s KOLN/KGIN TV. Callers will hear from Dr. Tawana Grover, superintendent of Grand Island Public Schools; Deb Reiman, Assistant V.P. of Early Childhood for Nebraska Children and Families Foundation; and Kelsee Sayer, a Parent Ambassador with Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative. Listen in from anywhere by dialing (855) 756-7520, extension 84603#.
More ways to participate
Any person, group early childhood care and education provider or organization can participate in We Care for Kids Week. Here are some ideas:
- Post the We Care for Kids video in English and Spanish and campaign information on your website and social media accounts
- Invite a speaker to talk about the importance of early childhood education at your school, with parents or an already-scheduled event
- Send an email to everyone on your organization’s email list using a customizable template
- Share our social media posts throughout the week!
To participate in We Care for Kids Week, simply register yourself or your organization as a We Care for Kids Week participant at: https://nebraskacaresforkids.org/events/we-care-for-kids-week/. From that page, you’ll be able to access handouts, videos, social media posts and easy-to-use templates, and also will receive campaign updates. Be sure to use the #NebraskaCareForKids and #PorTodosLosNinos in your communications!