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First Five Nebraska testifies on early childhood bills

Child care provider background checks, provider tax credits, child care subsidy & a new funding path for early childhood infrastructure are among issues we've testified on to date. Read our testimony & issue briefs

The 106th Nebraska Legislature Is in Session

Visit our Nebraska Legislation page to track 90 bills with potential to affect early childhood.

A capable workforce is built on executive function

From computers to construction, finance to farming, early executive function development supports the skill base Nebraska employers need in every aspect of business and industry.

 “I believe we can achieve meaningful change that will allow both employees and businesses to grow our economy. We owe it to the American people to discover shared solutions that can lead to stronger families and communities.”

Deb Fischer
Nebraska U.S. Senator

An investment in high-quality early childhood education not only levels the playing field for our at-risk children, it yields more stable communities, a more qualified workforce, reduced crime rate and greater social cohesion long term. 

Senator John Stinner
Legislative District 48

"Almost daily, a Chamber member expresses concern about their current or future workforce needs. We need to maximize the skills of every child in Nebraska to build a sufficient, skilled talent pool for the future."

K.C. Belitz
President, Columbus Chamber of Commerce

"We know that early, enriched environments maximize the interaction between biology and experience, and positively influence a child's developmental trajectory with lifelong consequences for health and well-being."

Dr. Cynthia Ellis
Omaha Pediatrician