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.


  • March 2023: Early childhood bills advance in the Legislature; FFN’s Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy members meet with their state senators at the Capitol; Strategic Partnerships Advisor Mike Feeken is a guest on the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s podcast discussing the vital role quality early care and learning plays in growing businesses and communities; the free Learning Begins at Birth offers new Nebraska parents information about their child’s earliest years, including developmental milestones, safety, choosing quality child care, community and state resources and more. 
  •  February 2023: Legislation FFN has testified on this session, including testimony and supporting briefs and blog posts; bills to watch that could impact Nebraska’s young children and their families; a second round of grants to expand child care in Nebraska is available; a cost model project is underway to determine the true cost of providing child care in our state.
  • January 2023: State senators convene the 108th Nebraska Legislature; First Five Nebraska’s legislative priorities this session focus on child care subsidy, severe maternal morbidity, home visiting and child care tax credits; track legislation relevant to early childhood issues on our website; We Care for Kids collaborative campaign builds awareness about the importance of early childhood education; new survey reveals parents in rural areas struggle to find child care.