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Garden County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Garden County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO. Population estimates based on 2009-2014 data.


18 percent of Garden County's population is children age 18 or younger.

9 percent of the population in Garden County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Adams County has stayed largely flat in Garden County

2 percent of children in Garden County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

36 percent of children in Garden County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013


Nebraska Children's investments in Garden County

Panhandle Child Abuse Prevention Council serving all 11 Panhandle Counties.

Collective Impact Support for the Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services

Many grants have been given to design a Community Prevention System, and Nebraska Children provides ongoing technical support, including an embedded community consultant for this 11-county child well-being collaboration. The collaboration has access to training, planning, facilitation and implementation help to enhance skills and capacity for collective impact, positive parent child interaction/enhancement of protective factors.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Garden County Public Schools serves at risk infants and toddlers through a family engagement home visiting program. This program partners closely with Volunteers of America and uses the Parents as Teachers curriculum. The District and the Community have matched the funds provided through the grant. Garden County’s grant was awarded July of 2015.

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants

Panhandle Partnership for Health and Human Services, including:

  • Social/Emotional Well-Being for Older Youth
  • The SPARKS program for middle school youth and older youth (homeless, near homeless and foster youth) will help youth find their strengths, build healthy relationships with teachers and parents.
  • School-Community partnership designed to improve social and emotional well-being of children and families by enhancing school and community services. Strategies were created to address young children’s mental health and behavioral health needs, parent-child relationships, and kindergarten truancies. This program focused on Circle of Security, a relationship-based early intervention program, and Baby FAST, a widely used multifamily group intervention model for young parents and their infants and toddlers.
  • Children’s Outreach Program
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