Final report on our highest priority bills, plus the status of all early childhood bills introduced in the 2015 session are on our Nebraska Legislation page.
"The most expensive thing in early childhood is poor quality care with no return on investment." — Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, addressing Nebraska legislators, business leaders and school administrators. (Photo: Tom Kates)
Senators Kathy Campbell and Kate Sullivan share how unique LB547 partnerships will strengthen efforts to help parents of our youngest, most at-risk children provide nurturing early experiences to reduce the achievement gap and foster character and cognition traits needed to succeed in school.
Happy first birthday Nebraska Step Up to Quality! Children in approximately 187 child care programs now are benefiting from their providers' participation in our state's quality improvement and rating system. More children now will enter kindergarten ready to learn, and that's good news for children, parents, providers and taxpayers.
President, Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Cynthis Ellis
"Access to quality early education programs from Omaha to Scottsbluff can help close Nebraska's achievement gap by placing at-risk children on a more level playing field when they enter kindergarten."
Senator Heath Mello
Legislative District 5
Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry