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Afterschool programming a concern for federal, local budgets

Proposed 2018-19 Federal Budget eliminates funding for afterschool  President Trump recently released his first federal budget proposal, in which he proposed elimination of the only dedicated source of federal funding for afterschool and summer programs, the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program.

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

Sixpence celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new website

What’s the difference between an anniversary and a birthday? Birthdays celebrate milestones in the life or growth of an individual—whether it’s a human being, an organization or even an idea. Anniversaries, on the other hand, are about partnerships—the bonds that

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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

This summer, Nebraska Children’s Associate Vice President of Early Childhood Programs Amy Bornemeier had the opportunity to speak to the Intergenerational Poverty Task Force about early childhood programs like Sixpence and their role in the task force’s goal of breaking

Posted in Early Childhood

NYCI Conference Recap: Coming together for a common good

The first-ever Nebraska Young Child Institute (NYCI) conference is in the books, and we couldn’t be happier with how the event unfolded. More than 500 people gathered in Kearney on June 27-28 to highlight the existing early childhood efforts underway

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New Sixpence grants connect child care providers, public schools to promote early childhood development

The Trustees of the Sixpence Early Learning Fund announced this week that six new grants totaling approximately $1.3 million will be awarded to school districts in partnerships with local licensed early care and education providers for infants and toddlers at risk. Selected

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Sixpence Success in Columbus

The Sixpence Early Learning Program is an innovative public-private partnership that funds school districts around the state to create high-quality early learning experiences for babies and toddlers in poverty, with teen parents and exposed to other risk factors. The program

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