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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

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

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

COVID-19: Nebraska Legislature updates

Stay current on the latest news from state senators.  Read More

March 24, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Early Childhood: A Dollars-and-Sense Issue for Gage County

Sr. Policy Associate Elizabeth Everett spoke recently at a gathering of Gage County leaders on creating a high-quality child care infrastructure to develop, attract and anchor a much-needed up-and-coming workforce in Beatrice and Gage County.

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March 05, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Three things Nebraska employers need to know about child care

Nebraska employers statewide face serious challenges when it comes to attracting and retaining talented workers. If you’re an employer with parents of young children on staff, you can bet child care impacts their income, quality of life and ability to stay engaged at work. And that affects your company's productivity and growth. 

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August 01, 2019  |  Posted in General

LB564 revises scope of financing act to include child care facilities

LB564 revises the definition of facilities eligible to receive grant funding under the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund to include child care, among other things.           Read More

March 06, 2019  |  Posted in Legislation