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Finding Quality Childcare: Sixpence CCP Teams Up with Hastings Public Schools and Pooh Corner to Leave Mark of Excellence

There’s no better indicator of community well-being than a real-life partner’s story! Today, we asked Amanda Cusatis, a licensed childcare provider and one of Sixpence Child Care Partnership Programs, to talk about the initiative’s strengths and key takeaways. But first, we’d like to provide some context for Sixpence and its Child Care Partnerships.

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Early Childhood Initiative Sixpence Early Learning Fund, a Childcare Program, and Auburn Public Schools Form a Successful Partnership with Penny Gerking: A Penny for Her Thoughts?

What do Sixpence Child Care Partnerships look like?

Penny Gerking, director of Little Gerkin’s Family Childcare Center, a licensed childcare provider, and one of Sixpence’s Child Care Partners (Sixpence CCP) told us about the program’s benefits and takeaways. Before we dive in, we’d like to explain how Sixpence CCP, works.

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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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Changemakers celebrates coming together to get things done

On October 10, nearly 500 people came together at the Embassy Suites in La Vista to celebrate another year of positive change for children – and Nebraska Children and Families Foundation’s 20th anniversary! It was an honor to commemorate such

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Sixpence celebrates its 10th anniversary with a new website

What’s the difference between an anniversary and a birthday? Birthdays celebrate milestones in the life or growth of an individual—whether it’s a human being, an organization or even an idea. Anniversaries, on the other hand, are about partnerships—the bonds that

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New Sixpence grants connect child care providers, public schools to promote early childhood development

The Trustees of the Sixpence Early Learning Fund announced this week that six new grants totaling approximately $1.3 million will be awarded to school districts in partnerships with local licensed early care and education providers for infants and toddlers at risk. Selected

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Sixpence Success in Columbus

The Sixpence Early Learning Program is an innovative public-private partnership that funds school districts around the state to create high-quality early learning experiences for babies and toddlers in poverty, with teen parents and exposed to other risk factors. The program

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Sixpence announces Child Care Partnership grants

For the first time ever, the Sixpence Early Learning fund will fund collaborations between school districts and licensed child care providers. These new Child Care Partnership grants will give more of Nebraska’s most vulnerable babies and toddlers access to high-quality early

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Sixpence Early Learning Fund awards 16 new grants

The Trustees of the Sixpence Early Learning Fund announced this week that 16 high-quality early childhood programs serving at-risk infants and toddlers across the state will receive grant awards totaling approximately $2 million, beginning July 1, 2015. Sixpence grants are intended

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Recharge for Resilience: A first-ever conference for home visitors

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

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