PDG's Impact on Quality Childcare
Nebraska’s early childhood programs have taken another significant step forward with the renewal of the National Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Preschool Development Grant. Building on the success of 2019’s Preschool Development Planning Grant, which supported a comprehensive needs assessment and allowed for the creation of a statewide strategic plan, the $8.9M-per-year Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five (PDG) Renewal Grant will span three years to implement Nebraska’s Early Childhood Strategic Plan.
The Preschool Development Grant (PDG) provides Nebraska the opportunity to continue building strong community leadership, creating innovations in infant-toddler services, and collaborating through private/public partnerships to continue improving access to quality early childhood care and education (ECCE) for families of children from birth through 5 years.
PDG-Related News and Updates
School Readiness Tax Credit
Two Nebraska childcare provider tax credits are available. The first is an individual tax credit for all professional early childhood care providers who qualify. The second is for early childhood providers participating in Nebraska's Step Up to Quality program who meet qualification standards. To find out more:
- Information on qualifying for provider tax credits (website).
- Guide to the application process video.
- Learn how to qualify (downloadable one-pager)
The Initial Preschool Development Grant Final Report is now available. Read here.
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