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Dawson County, NE

Nebraska Children's current investments in Dawson County

Child Abuse Prevention Council

Rooted in Relationships

Nebraska Children has provided grant funds, ongoing training, planning facilitation and implementation support for a community-owned initiative to improve the social-emotional outcomes of the area’s children, from birth to age 8.

Sixpence Early Learning Program

Lexington Public Schools currently serves a total of 42 at-risk infants and toddlers through their family engagement home visiting program. The program uses Save the Children’s Early Steps for School Success curriculum. This program partners with various entities throughout their District. The District and the Community have matched the funds provided through the grants. Hear from a Lexington-based early childhood educator with Sixpence.

The program offers:

  • Services on a year-round basis
  • Contact with each actively enrolled family at least three times per month for a total of at least 180 minutes per month (2 of the 3 contacts must be personal visits, totaling 120 minutes)
  • Program is designed to serve children prenatally through age 3 for a minimum of 18 – 24 months

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants

  • Lexington Early Learning Center
  • Family Resource Center


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