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Early Childhood Event Builds Bilingual Partnerships Between Providers and Families

On Saturday, April 24, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. the counties will hold back-to-back Zoom sessions, one in English and one in Spanish, to inspire conversations about the bi-lingual experience in childcare. The event, titled “Supporting Spanish Speakers in Early Childhood,” offers providers insight into Latinx cultures and invites Spanish-speaking families to better understand the requirements of the American educational system and to engage actively with the providers who care for their children. Read more about this event!

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, News and Events

Baby Steps in Early Childhood Collaboration

What do a Needs Assessment, a Zoom meeting, and developmental videos have in common? And, no, this is not the set up for a joke. The answer, collaboration. In a recent Preschool Development Grant Nebraska Leadership Team meeting, Buffett Early Childhood Institute consultant Hallie Duke designed breakout sessions for participants to spend a few minutes discussing the ways in which their aims aligned.

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, News and Events

Graduation: A Young Parent Shares How Her Efforts and Sixpence Helped Her Enter the Next Phase

From the recipient of Sixpence home visits to becoming a young mom, then a home visitor, read Yesenia's uplifting story.

From the recipient of Sixpence home visits to becoming a young mom, then a home visitor, read Yesenia’s uplifting story.

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, News and Events

Ready, Set, Rosie: Lexington’s Early Learning Academy is Off to the Races Building Family-School Partnerships

“I love it because I understand that Mateo will integrate quickly and his academic level will progress much more quickly,” one Spanish-speaking parent comments on Ready Rosie’s educational videos for families.

The former retail space that houses the Early Learning Academy (ELA) in Lexington, Nebraska, may seem like an unusual setting for innovation in early childhood education, but this preschool program that serves children 3 to 5 years old houses such proactive initiatives as an early intervention program for special needs students and a migrant community classroom to serve English language learners.

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, News and Events

Facebook competition highlights importance of parent engagement

Earlier this spring, a handful of Omaha middle schoolers earned the opportunity to travel to California to attend Facebook’s Engineer for the Week Achievement Summit at the company’s headquarters. The team of three students came from the Boys & Girls

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Posted in Cradle to career, Middle Childhood, News and Events

Metro youth explore alternative career paths at Non-Traditional Career Fair

For many young people, a four-year college degree is out of reach due to family obligations or financial restrictions. With that in mind, a collaborative group of service providers in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties came together to host a

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Breaking the cycle through Bring Up Nebraska

Article written by Lee Rettig, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Reprinted with permission. Matthew Wallen, director of DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services, recently helped mark one year of Bring Up Nebraska, the community collaborative organization that

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Systems, Teen/Early Adulthood

Changemakers 2018 celebrates the power of prevention

October 23 was a day of laughter, empathy, and inspiration as nearly 500 people gathered at the Embassy Suites in La Vista to reflect on the progress made in the past year for vulnerable children and families in Nebraska. The

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Posted in Cradle to career, News and Events, Uncategorized

New report details Circle of Security™ – Parenting successes

This summer, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation commissioned a report on the effectiveness of Circle of Security – Parenting™ as it’s been implemented in communities across the state, and the results show that the program has been a resounding success

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Posted in Cradle to career, Early Childhood, News and Events

2018 Conservation Management Internship Program Field Journal, part 3

Over the past few weeks, Nebraska Children has been sharing Field Journals highlighting experiences from the Conservation Management Summer Internship program. Building on the past two installments from Dakota Staggs and the boys group, we pick up with our group of youth

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