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Elevate20: A Virtual Business Summit for Child Care Providers is Now Live!

Elevate20 is a business conference designed specifically to meet the needs of Nebraska family child care homes and child care centers in the areas of technology, human resources, marketing, leadership and finances. The conference is online and on-demand this year and is live through September 12. 

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September 02, 2020  |  Posted in General

Lack of child care costs Nebraskans $745 million per year, report finds

A new study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Bureau of Business Research for First Five Nebraska finds that gaps in child care availability negatively impact family income, employer profitability and state revenue.

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August 27, 2020  |  Posted in Research

Nebraska Legislature: 2020 Early Childhood Policy Highlights

The 106th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die August 13. Here's an overview and summary of bills affecting early childhood policy from this year's session. Read More

August 20, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

School readiness tax credit program revised to benefit more child care providers

Governor Ricketts signs LB266 into law, giving self-employed child care providers and those classified as S-Corps access to the school readiness tax credit, as intended in the original legislation.

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August 19, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

The FFN Digest

Read at a glance the latest news on how Nebraska's early childhood systems are being affected by the ongoing public health emergency--and how public and private sector leaders are responding to the challenge of supporting communities, providers, families and children.

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July 03, 2020  |  Posted in General

Less stringent DHMs now in effect for all Nebraska counties—what that means for child care

UPDATED 7.2.20: Directed health measures further loosening restrictions on child cares and other businesses in effect for all Nebraska counties July 6. Read More

July 02, 2020  |  Posted in General

NDE announces redesigned NECPRS website

The Nebraska Department of Education's redesigned Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System offers a mobile-friendly design, easier document upload, user-friendly navigation and an updated training calendar.  Read More

June 26, 2020  |  Posted in General

Changes in the Child Care Development Block Grant under COVID-19

The state has temporarily eased or suspended certain licensing and regulatory procedures governing child care as a result of the coronavirous pandemic, including paying providers who accept the child care subsidy for enrollment rather than attendance.  Read More

May 08, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Nebraska grocers are open to working with child care providers

Nebraska Grocery Industry Association indicates that local food markets are willing to work with child care providers to meet their needs.  Read More

April 14, 2020  |  Posted in General

First Five Nebraska Statement on Executive Order 20-08: Coronavirus—Expanding Access to Child Care

An Executive Order from the Nebraska’s Governor’s Office was formulated in an attempt to increase access to child care for parents in infrastructure-critical roles during the COVID-19 crisis by temporarily easing or suspending certain licensing and regulatory procedures governing child care. First Five Nebraska questions the solution the Order offers on two main points.  Read More

March 27, 2020  |  Posted in General
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