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Recent Statistics for CYI’s 3-Year Implementation of LEAP Show Success in Leaps and Bounds

Can we count the ways initiatives help #youth who confront major life struggles, including #fostercare, juvenile justice experience, and homelessness? Can we assist unconnected young people on a path to success? Are there statistics to prove it?

It turns out, yes. The results are in! This data reaffirms our Connected Youth Initiative drives results, and that the LEAP initiative continues to be a success.

Read on to see how LEAP has exhibited recent and ongoing success.

Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Empathy is essential: The “soft skill” that engages the whole brain

When we talk about executive functions, we’re usually talking about distinct, discrete skills that are easy to get our arms around. Empathy, while often lumped in with executive functions, is not a singular skill, but a package of skills that

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Posted in Early Childhood

Visualize and Use Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Data

By Doug Folkers, Information Systems Officer (Nebraska Department of Education)– written for the Preschool Development Grant newsletter As part of PDG grant efforts in Nebraska, the creation of a tool that lays a foundation for visualizing and using data to

Posted in Early Childhood, Systems

$30 Million Preschool Development Grant Renewal Application Submitted

by Eva Roberts, Director of Strategic Initiatives (Buffett Early Childhood Fund) – written for the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) newsletter The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has submitted a three-year, $30 million Preschool Development Grant Renewal proposal designed

Posted in Early Childhood, Systems, Uncategorized

Pyramid Model tips for parents

A major focus of the Rooted in Relationships initiative is supporting childcare programs as they implement the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices that promote the social, emotional, and

Posted in Early Childhood

Sixpence’s role in fighting intergenerational poverty

Nebraska Children’s Vice President of Early Childhood Programs, Amy Bornemeier, once spoke to the Intergenerational Poverty Task Force about early childhood programs like Sixpence and their role in the task force’s goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Her words

Posted in Early Childhood

Education, Poverty and the Achievement Gap

Lincoln Public Schools has consistently reported Nebraska’s high graduation rates throughout the past decade.

So, why do we have such a wide achievement gap?

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Posted in Middle Childhood
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