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Tax Credits Are Available to Support Quality Child Care Programs and Staff

Nebraska senators passed legislation (LB889) in 2016 giving tax credits to child care programs and their early childhood staff members beginning with tax year 2017. Read More

October 12, 2017  |  Posted in Legislation

The Iron Triangle: Full Enrollment

Providing high-quality environments that close the achievement gap for young children can be costly, and as early childhood education (ECE) providers seek to meet quality standards in Step Up to Quality it's important that their businesses possess a sound financial strategy. Here's a look at the Iron Triangle which focuses on three key metrics that make ECE programs financially viable.

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September 22, 2016  |  Posted in General

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute: Abecedarian Project

The long-term results of the Abecedarian Project show a clear economic benefit when children at risk receive enriched early care and education. Read More

September 15, 2016  |  Posted in Research

Flexibility Matters

Home child care providers, child care centers, Head Start programs, school-based preschools, faith-based programs and others all have a place in ensuring that Nebraska's children at risk have access to quality opportunities during their earliest years. Read More

March 10, 2016  |  Posted in General

Teacher Quality Matters

Broad consensus exists that teacher quality matters—teacher quality makes a difference in our K-12 system and it makes a difference in our colleges and universities. But nowhere does teacher quality have a greater impact than with our youngest children.  Read More

February 04, 2016  |  Posted in Legislation

U.S. Census: 42% of Nebraska’s Children Ages 0-5 Are At Risk

New Census data show 42% of Nebraska children ages 0-5 continue to be at risk of failing in school. They are located throughout the state and in rural and metro areas.   Read More

December 10, 2015  |  Posted in General

Resources to Help Nebraska Private Child Care Providers Create Strong Early Childhood Programs

Private child care providers have a role to play in helping children arrive at kindergarten ready to learn. These Nebraska-specific resources are available for providers pursuing early childhood interventions that narrow the achievement gap. Read More

December 03, 2015  |  Posted in General

Gates Foundation to Expand Investment in Early Childhood

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is ramping up investment in quality early childhood programs to support success in kindergarten and beyond.   Read More

October 29, 2015  |  Posted in General

New Sixpence School-Child Care Provider Partnerships a Game Changer

The Sixpence Board of Trustees announced a new grant opportunity this week that transforms how communities can work together to support early learning opportunities. Read More

October 02, 2015  |  Posted in Legislation

Happy First Birthday, Nebraska Step Up to Quality!

Nebraska Step Up to Quality celebrated its first birthday July 1 and celebrated a year of working to improve early care and education quality, and increase positive outcomes for young children to close the achievement gap. Read More

July 24, 2015  |  Posted in General Legislation
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