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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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More than a Memory: Looking Back at Changemakers and Forward to the Changes We’re Making

KETV’s Julie Cornell challenged us to picture a world without poverty.

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Posted in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

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

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

Recapping the Nebraska Young Child Institute conference

The second annual Nebraska Young Child Institute (NYCI) conference was held June 26-27, 2018, in Kearney, Nebraska. NYCI is a state-wide conference for multidisciplinary professionals to connect on issues to improve outcomes for young children. The conference focused on addressing

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Reading and math: Tips for making words and numbers exciting before kindergarten

Language and literacy development Words are thoughts. The more words your child hears in his first years, the better positioned he will be to understand more advanced concepts in school. This does NOT mean that you need to do word

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How’s Nebraska doing at keeping babies safe from SUID?

“My mom put me on my stomach when I was a baby, and I turned out fine.” Yes, many of us turned out fine. We also survived our parents smoking while pregnant and just letting us roll around in the

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