FFN Director Jason Prokop said ARPA funds can help stabilize Nebraska’s early childhood workforce in testimony before the Appropriations Committee this week.
Nebraska will receive about $1 billion in State and Local Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Here’s where early childhood can fit into the picture.
Our Step-by-Step Guides can help you plan your application for the 2021 School Readiness Tax Credit Beginning July 1, Nebraska's child care professionals may begin submitting applications to take advantage of the School Readiness Tax Credit Act before the program...
During the past legislative session, Chairman of the Nebraska Legislature’s Appropriations Committee Senator John Stinner introduced LR390, an interim study to examine the fiscal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nebraska’s early childhood workforce and...
FFN's Elizabeth Everett tesified at a legislative hearing for LR390 this week, along with experts from the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission, the state’s early childhood system, business and child care.
FFN will work with Senator DeBoer and Senator Stinner on interim studies this year, looking at accessing services through the Early Development Network and the fiscal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nebraska's early childhood workforce and early childhood care and education system.
Blueprint Nebraska has released its report following a year of gathering information from more than 7,000 Nebraskans and industry leaders to build a roadmap of strategic initiatives to shape the state's future. We're excited to see the plan includes robust early care and learning infrastructure among its priorities.
Nebraska senators passed legislation (LB889) in 2016 giving tax credits to child care programs and their early childhood staff members beginning with tax year 2017.
FFN Director Becky Veak is serving on a Buffett Early Childhood Institute commission to develop a comprehensive plan for expanding and strengthening Nebraska's early childhood workforce. The group includes leaders from state government, higher education, public schools, child care, health care, advocacy, philanthropy, practitioners and the business community.