Surviving Versus Thriving: The Young Families Thrive Summit Brings Questions and Possible Solutions

“Thrive” is a word we use a lot here at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, especially in October. Our 2019 Changemakers keynote speaker, Michael Bonner said in a recent interview, “I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.”    During the Young Families Thrive Summit on

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It’s Grow Time: Looking Back on Thriving Children 2019

Where do we begin? September was an incredibly busy, surprise-filled, productive month.  When we say we “thrived,” we mean we shared our mission to form connections, address challenges, and create high-quality early childcare programs.  When we say we “connected” we

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Bouncing Back: Dr. Ginsburg Faciliates Two-Day Resilience Building Workshop

Nebraska stakeholders; including community organizations, youth practitioners, and young adult leaders; gathered in Omaha for a two-day workshop hosted and facilitated by Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed. This workshop focused on building the strengths of young people through a

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Finding Jay Wolf: Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

“I’d just like to make one thing clear; there is nothing unique about me,” said Jay Wolf. As a third-generation cattle rancher and proponent for excellent early childhood programs, Jay is occasionally seen as a non-traditional supporter. He assures us

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Federal grant will make revised parenting resource available to families with young children statewide

by Michael Medwick, First Five Nebraska – written for the Preschool Development Grant newsletter Planning for and guiding the early development of young children can be hard—even overwhelming—for many parents. This is particularly true for families with limited resources, or

Posted in Early Childhood

Coach Infrastructure

by Lynne Brehm, Rooted in Relationships (Nebraska Children and Families Foundation) and Melody Hobson, Office of Early Childhood Education (Nebraska Department of Education)  “Coaching is an evidence-based adult learning strategy used for interacting with parents and other care providers to

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Administrator Days Presentation (July 31, 2019)

by Melody Hobson, Administrator, Office of Early Childhood Education (Nebraska Department of Education) The transition from an early childhood program into kindergarten is one of the most important and meaningful transitions a child and their family can make. Research indicates

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