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We need Nebraska to be competitive, which means our workforce needs access to quality child care

At a recent Appropriations Committee hearing, TMCO CEO Diane Temme Stinton testified on LR390, an interim study assessing the fiscal impact of COVID-19 on Nebraska's early childhood workforce and early care and education system.  Read More

October 08, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Senators learn of COVID-19 impacts on state’s early childhood workforce and education system

FFN's Elizabeth Everett tesified at a legislative hearing for LR390 this week, along with experts from the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission, the state’s early childhood system, business and child care.   Read More

October 01, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

The FFN Digest

Read at a glance the latest news on early childhood in Nebraska, including the ongoing public health emergency and how public and private sector leaders are responding to the challenge of supporting communities, child care 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

Applications are open for the new Nebraska Small Business Stabilization grants

June 26 is the deadline to apply for a Nebraska Small Business Stabilization Grant. Child care businesses with 5 to 49 employees that have closed or sustained a loss of revenue or employment since March 13 are eligible to apply. Read More

June 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

CARES Act funds will support Nebraska’s child care system as state moves toward economic recovery

Here's FFN's breakdown of how $20 million in federal funds resulting from passage of the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be used to stabilize and strengthen Nebraska's child care infrastructure and other school-based education services for children. 

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June 02, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

COVID-19: Federal policy updates

Get the latest updates on federal policy that impacts children, families, businesses and commuduring COVID-19.  Read More

May 21, 2020  |  Posted in General

COVID-19: Business & Economic Support

Stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 business and economic news impacting child care workers, early childhood small businesses and communities.  Read More

May 15, 2020  |  Posted in General

Preschool Development Grant (PDG) award is an important step forward at a critical time

As Nebraska begins grappling with how to recover from the impact of COVID-19, the federal Preschool Development Grant award offers a way to make the most of our investments in children, families and communities. Read More

May 15, 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
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