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No Picnic: Saffron Buettner Reveals her Community’s Strategy to Deliver 175-Gallons of Milk and 175 Loaves of Bread to 70 Providers in Two Weeks

When early care providers experienced a bread and milk shortage, how did Saffron Buettner (pictured right) and her fellow community members help? Find out.  

When early care providers experienced a bread and milk shortage, how did Saffron Buettner (pictured above) and her fellow community members help? Find out.  

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Early Childcare Faced with Pandemic: Heather Schmidt Shares Her Experience, Humor, and Difficulties in the Face of COVID-19 

Early Care in Crisis: An Interview with Nebraska Providers

Heather Schmidt of Broken Bow, Nebraska is the owner of Love & Learn Childcare. She is also a student, part-time Administrative Assistant at Mid-Plains Community College’s Broken Bow Campus, and one of many early care providers staring in the uncertain face of COVID-19.  

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation was glad to speak with Heather and gather her experiences considering these unprecedented events. Our hearts go out to those who are affected by the coronavirus.

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Early Childhood Education Programs: The Spotlight Shines on Auburn, Nebraska

Amanda Ackley, director of Kids of HIS Kingdom Childcare Center, a licensed childcare provider, and one of Sixpence Early Learning Fund’s Child Care Partners told us about the program’s benefits and key takeaways. But first, here’s a bit of background on Sixpence Early Learning Fund and its Childcare Partnerships.

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Surviving Versus Thriving: The Young Families Thrive Summit Brings Questions and Possible Solutions

“Thrive” is a word we use a lot here at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, especially in October. Our 2019 Changemakers keynote speaker, Michael Bonner said in a recent interview, “I don’t want to survive. I want to thrive.”    During the Young Families Thrive Summit on

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Posted in News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Changemakers Spotlight: Get to know Ashley Rhodes-Courter

We’re looking forward to coming together on October 23 for Changemakers, our annual luncheon celebration of the hardworking people across Nebraska who are helping children bloom. And this year, we’re pleased to welcome keynote speaker Ashley Rhodes-Courter — author, speaker, and

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Scaling up: Expanding What Works to create more change for more children

By Mary Kate Gulick, Vice President Everyone loves a new idea. An untested innovation. Something that no one has ever done before. Really, it’s only human nature. But in the business of social change, this fixation on breaking new ground may do more harm than good. The

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Panhandle Partnership honored at UpPour

At UpPour 2014, The Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services received the Mike Yanney Community Award for their powerful work on behalf of Western Nebraska’s children and families over the last 15 years. Founded in 1998, the Panhandle Partnership is

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