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FFN to work with state senators on 5 interim studies

FFN is partnering with several state senators on legislative interim studies focused on early childhood, including the School Readiness Tax Credit, maternal depression and maternal and infant health, home-visiting programs and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  Read More

July 01, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

Sixpence receives funding boost in signed state budget

Nebraska Sixpence programs, which serve children prenatal through age 3, will receive a funding boost for the next two years as outlined in the state biennium budget signed by Governor Pete Ricketts today. Sixpence will receive an additional $2.5 million each of the next two years, building on the $5 million in existing annual appropriations from the state General Fund. 

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April 26, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

State Budget Proposal Includes Additional Investments in Sixpence

Funding for infant and toddler services through Sixpence would increase by an additional $2.5 million per year for the next two years if the biennial budget bill is approved. Read More

April 01, 2021  |  Posted in General Legislation

Legislative report highlights serious challenges for early childhood programs due to COVID-19

First Five Nebraska (FFN) recently collaborated with early childhood partners and policymakers on the release of the Appropriations Committee of the Nebraska Legislature LR390 Interim Study Report, which examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our state's early childhood workforce and infrastructure. Read More

February 18, 2021  |  Posted in Legislation

State looks at strengthening early childhood system amid pandemic

Interim study LR390 is underway to examine the fiscal and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nebraska’s early childhood workforce and early childhood care and education system. FFN and public and private partners are developing potential policy recommendations based on what was learned.    Read More

November 17, 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

Early childhood programs’ success, community vitality focus of conference

Nearly 700 civic, business and education leaders, from 99 Nebraska communities, 20 states and Washington, D.C., came together for the third annual “Thriving Children, Families, and Communities” conference Monday to focus on quality early childhood programs—which became even more critical with the pandemic—and their connection to community economic development and vitality.

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September 17, 2020  |  Posted in General

Nebraska Legislature: 2020 early childhood policy highlights

The 106th Nebraska Legislature adjourned sine die August 13. Here's an overview and summary of bills affecting early childhood policy from this year's session. Read More

August 20, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Senators advance LB266 to Final Reading

The 2020 session of the 106th Nebraska Legislature is in its third week. Senators introduced 482 new legislative proposals this session. Over the next 30 days, the 14 standing committees will conduct a public hearing for each new introduced bill. Read More

January 30, 2020  |  Posted in Legislation

Fiscal Analyst Liz Hruska, Senator John Stinner Selected by National Group to Study Early Childhood

State Fiscal Analyst Liz Hruska and Senator John Stinner were selected as National Conference of State Legislatures Early Learning Fellows in 2016.  Read More

January 19, 2017  |  Posted in General
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