Popular culture is full of tales of a young person who travels from her small town to a larger urban area. But what about those who stay or return? Beyond Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz, many young families move back to small towns, places that they love, where they may be presented with unique assets and challenges, including finding childcare. Read more about the Wilcox-Hildreth area’s new C4K initiative and their dreams of Cultivating Kids…and quality childcare.
For a sapling to thrive and to grow into one of the majestic oaks we see today, first it must be rooted deeply within the ground. The same applies to children’s early years. Sixpence, one of our early childhood initiatives, focuses on setting infants and toddlers up for success during those first three years of their life.
Read our latest blog, which features an interview with Stephanie Allen, who tells us all about her takeaways from collaborating with Sixpence CCP.
Tagged with: child well being
, early childhood
, early childhood development
, early childhood education
, early childhood mental health
, early years
, Nebraska Children
, sixpence CCP
Posted in Early Childhood
, News and Events
The National Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families has informed Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS) of a three-year, PDG B-5 renewal grant. Nebraska will receive $8.9 million for each of the next three years with contributing partners pledging $2.7 million in matched funds. Read more in our latest blog.
Early care providers and educators realize that whereas they are performing an essential act, they are also assuming a highly empathetic one. Many early childhood programs and providers have worked with their families and children for years. Early care educators and providers not only make up an important part of our economy; they have also become an honorary member of their attendees’ families.
Meanwhile, questions abound: if they close will they ever reopen? What will their families, whom they have grown to care for as much as their children, do if they close their doors? How do they best serve their families, selves, and children? For Carly Garner, she deliberates these questions along with the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic.
Beyond School Bells, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s Middle Childhood team has had a busy, productive, and transformative year. This initiative has long promoted our mission to create a Nebraska where all children, youth, and families thrive – through quality afterschool and summer programs.
Find out what Beyond School Bells has in store this spring and summer, including a Tree-A-Thon and more!
By Jeff Cole, Associate Vice President of School-Community Partnerships As we ease into the break from our school year routines, enjoying the beautiful weather that has blessed Nebraska this spring, it is easy for us to forget that learning never…
KETV’s Julie Cornell challenged us to picture a world without poverty.
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…
Amy joined Nebraska Children and Families Foundation on August 19, taking over the leadership role on early childhood programs, including the Sixpence Early Learning Fund. She comes to us from the Nebraska Department of Education’s Early Childhood Office, where she…
On Tuesday, July 7, more than 80 people gathered at NET’s community room in Lincoln to screen Standing Up To Poverty. This 30-minute filmed was created by Nebraska Loves Public Schools (NELovesPS.org) with a grant from the Sherwood Foundation. It…