Preschool Development Grant

Collaborating Partners and Programs

In implementing the Preschool Development Grant, a number of partners have collaborated to produce the assessments, materials, processes, and services made available to Early Childhood Education and Care providers and Nebraska Families, including:

  • Rooted in Relationships is an initiative that partners with communities to implement evidence based practices that enhance the social-emotional development of children, birth through age 8.

  • The Communities for Kids (C4K) initiative was created in response to community requests for assistance with shortages of high-quality early care and education programs.

  • The Sixpence Early Learning Fund is Nebraska's signature effort to put our state's youngest and most vulnerable children on the path to success in school and life

  • First Five Nebraska works to create effective early childhood policies while promoting high-quality, accountable early childhood programs and effective outcomes for children at risk of failing in school.

  • Activities of the Office of Early Childhood include the development and implementation of policy, data collection and evaluation, leadership for systems development of early childhood initiatives, and collaboration among programs and agencies.

  • NECC operates as the central hub of a shared services network composed of early childhood organizational partners and other industry leaders.

  • The Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council was established by Nebraska Revised Statutes (Neb.Rev.Stat.) 43-3401 to 43-3403 to advise and assist collaborating agencies in carrying out the provisions of state and federal statutes pertaining to early childhood care and education initiatives under state supervision.

  • Nebraska’s Early Learning Connection (ELC) is an integrated system that supports the career and professional development of all who provide programs and services for young children birth through age eight.

  • The Early Childhood Training Center, part of the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Early Childhood, provides the state leadership for the Early Learning Connection, Nebraska’s early childhood professional development system.

  • Our mission is to engage in, generate and support interdisciplinary research to benefit children age 8 and younger, and enhance the environments within which they learn and grow.

  • High-quality early childhood programs can have a lifelong, positive impact on young children and their families. Step Up to Quality helps early child care providers and educators recognize and improve quality.

  • MMI’s Department of Education and Child Development is comprised of faculty and staff dedicated to enhancing services and programs for children and youth as well as their families.

  • The Coalition, launched in 2009, is a unique blend of interests, both public and private, that serves as a vehicle to explore aspects of early childhood data collections, processes, and reporting in an attempt to connect and develop a comprehensive early childhood data system.

  • The mission of the Nebraska Association of Elementary School Principals is to provide leadership and support to elementary and middle level principals through the development, maintenance, and implementation of policies and practices which enhance the quality of education provided to the elementary and middle level youth of Nebraska.

  • Through the Nebraska Instructional Materials Collaborative, the Nebraska Department of Education and key partners are committed to providing statewide leadership that informs and supports the decisions made locally related to curriculum and instructional materials.

  • Getting Ready promotes school readiness for young children, especially those who are growing up in poverty. It is an approach that encourages parental engagement in all aspects of early childhood development, while building on strengths for parents and children.

  • All Our Kin builds high-quality, sustainable family child care programs, giving our youngest and most vulnerable children the quality learning experiences that they need and deserve.

  • Our mission is to make transformative family engagement a reality in every school or program through simple to use tools and support.

  • Our mission is to create positive change for Nebraska's children through community engagement.

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