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

Early Childhood Programs: 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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More Than a Mommy Issue: The Lack of Childcare in Nebraska Impacts Our Economy

According to Marti Beard, Associate Vice President of Early Childhood Programs at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, a lack of early childcare is more than just a mommy issue.

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Prevention Begins with Connection: Looking Back at the Get Connected 2019 Nebraska Afterschool Conference

Prevention begins with connection. In place of problems, community leaders start solving issues by stopping them. Kids and youth need to feel connected to each other, their community, and their passions to stay out of trouble and remain motivated. And

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