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.


  • July 2022: How maternal mental health affects children’s development; Policy Leadership Academy alumni are making an impact across the state; We Care for Kids: Early childhood educators, tell us your story so we can make sure your work is understood and appreciated; help distribute Learning Begins at Birth to parents of every child born in Nebraska. 
  • June 2022: Apply now for the next Early Childhood Policy Leadership Academy class, Nebraska’s premier non-partisan program that prepares citizens to advocate for children and families at all levels of government; We Care for Kids campaign launches; materials from Elevate22 business summit for child care providers are accessible online.   
  • May 2022:  FFN to work with state senators on interim studies examining child abuse reports in child care settings, maternal morbidity, home visitation in Nebraska, reimbursement for child care subsidy and access to health insurance for child care providers; using LB840 funds to boost child care capacity; student loan forgiveness program for eligible early childhood professionals.