Long before COVID, Ord has proven to be a place of reinvention. Most recently, one of the town’s most pressing projects has been to address the childcare scarcity. Some of the women behind this effort are Loup Valley Childhood Initiative core leaders and Ord residents, Melani Flynn, Katie Walmsley, and Kristina Foth. Read more about how these women and their community work to create quality childcare.
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Today, we asked Stoney Straatmann, a licensed childcare provider and one of Sixpence Child Care Partnership Programs (Sixpence CCP) from Hastings, Nebraska to talk about her experiences and benefits of the partnership. Before we speak with Stoney, we’d like to explain how Sixpence and its Child Care Partnerships work together.
What do I do if a parent’s check bounces? How do I handle temper tantrums? How do I keep the children in my care safe and healthy during the pandemic? How do I create a budget? What are my main expenses? How do I self-care? Why won’t toddlers put their shoes on without throwing a fit? How do I know if I am the right person for this field? Who do I talk to when I’m confused, stressed, or wish to learn about other professional opportunities? The Dawson County Early Childhood Professional Learning Series has answers.
Picture a rainy, cloudy day. The sky is a pale gray. Torrents pelt down like ball peen hammers. Suddenly, a man twirling fire walks through the rain, then a clown parades through the puddles. A line of cars slowly forms to watch the performance. This is not a dreamscape; this is the positive change that we envision at Nebraska Children, of which we’re delighted to take part. Read more.
We recently spoke with Cassie and Taylor Boyle of Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Cassie and Taylor are the parents of four children. Cassie explained some of the key benefits, resources, and takeaways she and her family have experienced from participating in the Sixpence Home-Based program.
To ensure our safety and well-being not only as a community, but also for our next generation, the NAIMH, has leveraged various recent sources to put together a series best practices for early care providers and educators so that we and our children can adjust to some major changes.
by Kate Sutton, Research Specialist in Qualitative Methods (Buffett Early Childhood Institute) – written for the PDG quarterly eNewsletter The Program Performance Evaluation (PPE) was launched in February 2019 to evaluate the effectiveness of the state’s Preschool Development Grant Birth-5…
How do we go about building resilience in children, teens, and families? It begins with prevention. When you think of “prevention,” chances are you probably think of routine doctor visits, regular oil changes, or any number of other measures we…
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…
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…