Four years ago, a frightened, pregnant 16-year-old walked through Fremont Sixpence’s doors. Lauren said that in addition to being scared, the young woman was disconnected from her relatives.
Read about how this young mother’s resolve and Fremont Sixpence helped her to push through difficulties and into her own triumphant light.
Most of us have probably sung the Song of Sixpence. It’s a strange little nursery rhyme, one with strikingly original opening lyrics we loved as children. Blackbirds fly out of a pie that is set before the king.
For a child to be heard and create his or her own melody in the world, we need to begin to support them early in life. From the ages of birth through three, a child’s brain is a fertile ground that establishes neural connections at a dizzying rate. Therefore, parents and caregivers can help set their children’s foundation up for the formation of these valuable connections. There are a few ways that Sixpence can help.
Read more to learn about Jamie Leach’s Sixpence takeaways.
Established in 2006, the Sixpence Early Learning Fund supports infants and toddlers to ensure that they’re developmentally ready for kindergarten. Sixpence administers three types of grants: Center-based care, family engagement home-based services, and a combination of family engagement and center-based care. Today, Rebecca and Troy Swindell share their Sixpence home visitation takeaways!
Sixpence Early Learning Fund, one of our Early Childhood initiatives, is dedicated to helping our state’s most vulnerable infants and toddlers during these precious early years. Today, a Broken Bow family shared their takeaways from going more than eight years strong with Sixpence home visits!
There’s POWER in numbers, particularly when children are the ages of birth through 3. Today, we talked to the Kellers to hear all about how Sixpence Home Base and their home visitor have helped the family thrive during these important years and beyond!
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.
On October 30, nearly 375 home visitation professionals gathered in Kearney for a full day of education. On this day, they would recharge for resilience, and learn to better care for the families in their charge . . . and for…
By Mary Kate Gulick The Broken Bow Sixpence program is a partnership between Broken Bow Public Schools (BBPS), Central Nebraska Community Services’ (CNCS) Early Head Start and the Central Plains Center for Services (CPCS). That’s a lot of acronyms. The…
Since the 1970s, home visitation programs across the country have been studied, examined and reported on. A recent review of literature by the Pew Center on the States brings to light the results of high-quality home visitation. Here’s what the…