Publications & Resources

First Five Nebraska publishes policy and issues briefs, original research and other resources to keep you informed and up to date on a variety of early childhood topics.


  • November 2021: FFN panel at State Chamber economic development summit: child care is crucial to solving state’s workforce crisis; Policy Leadership Academy members focus on driving change locally   
  • October 2021: FFN testifies on investing ARPA funds to strengthen Nebraska’s child care workforce; PBS NewsHour features Nebraska businesses, child care owners and parents 
  • September 2021: Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy convenes; FFN testifies at interim study hearings
  • August 2021: FFN report focuses on early care and education financing strategies; expanded child tax credit aimed at cutting child poverty
  • July 2021: Apply now for the `School Readiness Tax Credit; How Nebraska could benefit from Coronavirus recovery funds
  • May/June 2021: State senators pass important early childhood legislation during 2021 session; Learning Begins at Birth handbook for new parents available in 5 languages