The Nebraska Legislature Convened January 3

Visit our website's Nebraska Legislation page to read and download a 2017 session-end report, and view status of bills affecting early childhood carried over into the current  session.   

"New industries consider locating in states that show a commitment to children in their early years."

Barry Kennedy, President, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Member, Dividends Nebraska 

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Targeted Early Investments Can Have Significant Impact

"The most meaningful, far-reaching efforts occurred with intensive, carefully designed, well-implemented programs that target infants and toddlers and include a strong focus on parents." -- American Enterprise Institute

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Early Education Begins
with Strong Parents

Parents are their children's first
and most important teachers.


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Quality Early Learning ...

keeps Nebraska

growing and strong.

 “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 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