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Panel Will Study Early Childhood Workforce Shortage in Nebraska

FFN Director Becky Veak is serving on a Buffett Early Childhood Institute commission to develop a comprehensive plan for expanding and strengthening Nebraska's early childhood workforce. The group includes leaders from state government, higher education, public schools, child care, health care, advocacy, philanthropy, practitioners and the business community. Read More

March 23, 2017  |  Posted in General

BECI Working to Ensure State’s Children At Risk Are Served by High-Quality Early Childhood Educators

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute recently hosted more than 120 people from higher education, the Nebraska departments of Education and Health and Human Services and other agencies and national consultants to discuss strategies to ensure that all Nebraska children at risk are served by high-quality early childhood educators.  Read More

October 15, 2015  |  Posted in

We Can Do This, Nebraska!

Part 3: I am particularly excited about the possibilities that exist for schools and communities in providing high-quality services to families with young children. In our school, in our communities and as a state I see three areas where we have tremendous opportunities to improve. Read More

October 08, 2015  |  Posted in General

We Can Do This, Nebraska!

Part 2: As an educator and as a Nebraskan, I'm excited about the development of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. I'm motivated by the Institute’s vision to “make Nebraska the best place in the nation to be a baby.” I want my community to be a part of that vision. Read More

October 06, 2015  |  Posted in General

Buffett Early Childhood Institute Marks First Year

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute is an innovative, multidisciplinary research, practice, and policy institute of the four University of Nebraska campuses. Our mission is to ensure that all children, birth to age 8, especially those who are vulnerable because of poverty, abuse, or developmental, learning, or behavioral challenges, have the opportunity to reach their potential. Read More

June 18, 2014  |  Posted in General

Legislature Continues Bipartisan Support for Early Childhood

Nebraska's 2014 legislative session adjourned Sine Die on April 17. During the short session, the Legislature reviewed hundreds of bills, many of them dealing with contentious issues like Medicaid expansion, prison reform and tax reform. Read More

April 24, 2014  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska Early Childhood Research Is in the Spotlight

Challenges facing rural parents who lack higher education are affecting their children’s early development in language and other areas, said Dr. Lynne Vernon-Feagans last week at the annual CYFS Summit on Research in Early Childhood in Lincoln. Read More

April 15, 2014  |  Posted in Research