lives in poverty.
will be homeless.
is set by age 3.
In 2015, when Boone County, Nebraska was considering plans to address their childcare shortage, Jay Wolf, and other Boone County Foundation Fund (BCFF) core team members, said, “We know we have a childcare shortage; we need solutions, but we’re not interested in building a center.”
Five years later, the team broke ground for Boone Beginnings, their early care center.
So, how did this happen? Read on.
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!
After a lifetime of living and loving children, Haleigh Rangel will leave the center she directs. Why do dedicated early childhood professionals like Haleigh choose to leave their chosen field? Long hours, low pay, and overwork are among some of the top detractors. Read Haleigh's bittersweet story about leaving her beloved career.
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, Mary Willis shares her and her family's takeaways from going more than eight years strong with Sixpence home visits!