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Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference set for September

Join us online September 27 for the Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference, an exciting day of learning, sharing and inspiration as community leaders from across Nebraska come together to focus on high-quality early childhood education and its impact on local economic development and community vitality. Read More

March 26, 2021  |  Posted in General

LB531: Incentivizing child care quality, capacity through private investment

The Legislature’s Revenue Committee heard testimony this week on LB531: Adopt the Nebraska Child Care Tax Credit Act. Introduced by Senator Tom Briese, District 41, the legislation would offer financial incentives to taxpayers—including businesses and individuals—to bolster early childhood infrastructure through targeted contributions. 

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February 05, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

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 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

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
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