The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative (NECC) is excited to host Elevate22 in person and virtually again this year! The June 4 event is an all-day summit focused on the business of early care and education. This summit offers child care businesses, big and small, the resources, information and latest innovations in the business of child care at no cost. From passionate speakers, industry experts and business leaders at this year’s event, attendees are in for an empowering and engaging summit that will equip them with resources to grow as child care professionals.

About the summit
We’re honored to announce Chris Bennett, Wonderschool CEO and co-founder, as our keynote speaker for Elevate22. In addition to Chris’s keynote, this year’s summit will feature five sessions covering topics ranging from entrepreneurship, child care policy, wellness, business finance, maximizing subsidy and investing in the child care workforce. Attendee perks include six in-service hours, an exclusive swag bag, catered breakfast and lunch and access to resources after the event.

Introducing TELEVATE sites
An exciting change to this year’s summit is the option to attend from virtual “TELEVATE” sites. In addition to an in-person conference in Omaha, providers have the option to attend from one of our eight TELEVATE locations across the state.

“The TELEVATE sites create a comparable summit experience for providers across the state,” said Shannon Cotsoradis, CEO at NECC. “We’ve received an incredibly positive response from providers and we’re excited to have them join us virtually for a day focused on the business of child care.”

The in-person conference will be broadcast live to each of the eight locations, giving providers the opportunity to attend Elevate22 virtually with other providers in their community.


  • Columbus
  • Kearney
  • LaVista
  • Lincoln
  • McCook
  • North Platte
  • Scottsbluff
  • South Sioux City


Registration for Elevate22 closes May 20. To register or learn more, visit For additional information, contact: Julia Jackson at

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