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 2022: 2022-2023 Policy Leadership Academy (PLA) has convened to build citizen advocates for early childhood policy; Mitchell Clark joins First Five Nebraska; PLA alumni to collaborate up with elementary school principals on early childhood issues; grants are available to expand child care capacity. 
  • October 2022: FFN testifies at Nebraska legislative hearings on investigating abuse or neglect in licensed child care (LR266), and setting provider reimbursement rates for child care subsidy (LR378); Governor signs proclamation for “We Care for Kids Day”; American Rescue Plan Act grants are available for qualifying child care providers.
  • September 2022: New FFN calculator shows how child care costs affect families; Investing in Child Care: Black Hills Energy’s giving strengthens Nebraska early childhood programs; Join our Team! We’re hiring a Public Policy Advisor; early education, business, economic development and government leaders connected at the Thriving Children conference over the importance of early care and learning and keeping communities strong.