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Here you’ll find a continuously updated collection of powerful
resources on child development, children’s policy, education
and more. Feel free to use and share these resources.

NCFF Publications


  • This project of the Sherwood Foundation is working hard to tell the story of how Nebraska's public schools are using innovative programs and practices to effect change.

  • We are monthly contributors to a special program in what's happening in out-of-school, expanded learning, and STEM education in Nebraska. Visit the site to view past shows.

  • This partner organization advocates at the state level for policy changes to improve the quality of life for Nebraska youngest citizens.

Other resources

Early Childhood

  • National leader in early childhood development research and policy, the goal of this Chicago-based organization is that every American child have high-quality early childhood care experiences.

  • The Center aims to improve life outcomes or children all over the world through its groundbreaking reserach, communications and development of childcare best practices.

  • Based at Vanderbilt University, this center was created to increase the capacity of Head Start and other early childcare programs, thereby improving the social and emotional outcomes for vulnerable children.

  • Educare is a research-based childcare program that prepares at-risk children for success in school and nurtures early learning.

Child abuse prevention

Infant mental health

  • WAIMH promotes the mental well-being and healthy development of infants throughout the world, taking into account cultural, regional, and environmental variations, and to generate and disseminate scientific knowledge.

Out-of-school time/STEM

  • The Expanded Learning and Afterschool Project is a 50-state initiative harnessing the power of networks and leaders to help schools and communities leverage the time beyond school to accelerate student achievement by

  • The National AfterSchool Association is the leading voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours.

Foster youth

  • The mission of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is to ensure that young people—primarily those between ages 14 and 25—make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood.

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