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Dawson County Well-Being Data

A new interactive information tool, the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map, is now live to the public, ensuring that policymakers and other stakeholders will have centralized, easy-to-navigate access to data that’s vital to their work. Specifically, this free resource is designed to increase access to information about communities, especially data relevant to the well-being of Nebraska’s children and families. The ultimate goal is to give policymakers and other stakeholders another tool for making data-informed decisions about resource allocation, service delivery, emergency planning, city planning, and other vital functions..

Click here to view the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map.

Nebraska Children's current investments in Dawson County

Communities for Kids - supporting the creation and implementation of solutions to strengthen the current child care workforce and address child care shortages

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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