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Statewide Campaign Highlights Relationship Between Quality Child Care and Economic Development

First Five Nebraska launched My Nebraska Story this week, a statewide campaign inviting business leaders, economic developers and others to become involved in strengthening the availability of quality child care in their communities. 

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July 23, 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

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

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

Child care providers: The Nebraska business and policy community want to hear from you

Coronavirus has already significantly impacted the child care landscape in Nebraska. While the long-term effects are as yet unknown, one thing is clear: child care is essential to supporting working families now and as we work to recover. The Nebraska business and policy community have launched a survey about how the pandemic has impacted businesses statewide. Read More

April 16, 2020  |  Posted in General

Community Assistance Funding for COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, communities across Nebraska are responding on the local level through creation of community-driven programs for families, businesses and nonprofits who are impacted. Some of these programs respond directly to the needs of early childhood professionals, while others support the economic viability of local businesses. As a local provider, we encourage you to reach out to your local chambers of commerce or economic development corporations to see how you can be included in local business programs. 

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April 02, 2020  |  Posted in

FAQ: Unemployment Benefits for Early Childhood Professionals during COVID-19

COVID-19 has put a profound strain on Nebraska's early childhood and child care professionals. We've compiled the latest information on state and federal unemployment insurance benefits to help early childhood professionals protect their financial security during this national crisis.  Read More

March 25, 2020  |  Posted in General

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

Quality early child care emerges as a key economic development tool

Senior Policy Associate Elizabeth Everett led a panel discussion at this year's Thriving Children conference on the role early childhood plays in a community’s growth and vitality. Read More

September 19, 2019  |  Posted in General
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