Early Childhood Websites

Answers4Families is Nebraska’s support and information connection for families and professionals seeking assistance. When there is someone in your family with special needs, you may find yourself looking for answers.

Born Learning provides easy, fun action steps that parents, grandparents and caregivers can use every day. Born Learning makes it simple and easy for parents, grandparents, informal caregivers and professional child care providers to find out about, understand and apply the latest research to help children come to school ready to succeed. The material helps parents make learning fun and take advantage of everyday moments.

Born Learning makes it simple and easy for parents, grandparents, informal caregivers and professional child care providers to find out about, understand and apply the latest research to help children come to school ready to succeed. The material helps parents make learning fun and take advantage of everyday moments.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning website provides training and resources for parents and childcare providers regarding behavior and social/emotional development of young children.

Early Childhood Interagency Coordinating Council was created to advise and assist the collaborating agencies in carrying out the provisions of the Early Intervention Act, the Quality Child Care Act, sections 79-1101 to 79-1104, and other early childhood care and education initiatives under state supervision [Section 43-3401, Neb.Rev.Stat.]. The ECICC is also identified by the governor as the State Early Learning Council to meet the federal requirements of the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act [December 2007, PR110-134].
This website includes information about legislation related to ECICC, members, committee and task forces of the ECICC, minutes of past meetings, and report to the governor on the status of early childhood in Nebraska.

Early Childhood Planning Region Team 8 Planning Region Team 8 is a local interagency council consisting of parents, special education providers, school district representatives, and community agencies that work together to discuss issues of regional concern related to services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

Enhancing Language Skills through Play is a one-stop resource for Speech/Language Pathologists, Educators & Parents!

First Five Nebraska is the new face of the early childhood policy work previously carried out at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation. As such, we have moved into new offices, expanded our staff and launched this new website. We’re particularly proud of the new website in its potential to advance the work of First Five Nebraska and that of our colleagues. We’ve laid out in greater detail the scientific, social and economic rationale for early investments to better educate policymakers and potential advocates. We’ve built upon some of the best features of our earlier web site by including district-by-district breakdowns of children at risk between the ages of 0 and 5, as well as the “contact your senator” email tool. The new First Five Nebraska site also incorporates our growing media campaign, which we hope becomes a touchstone for early childhood messaging throughout the state.

Infant See A Public Health Program for Infants. Even if no eye or vision problems are apparent, the American Optometric Association recommend scheduling your baby’s first eye assessment at six months.

Medline Plus A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Nebraska Department of Education This link will connect you to a website that lists free early childhood publications from the Nebraska Department of Education. You can read these publications online, print them, or request copies from NDE.

Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision: See To Learn Program The Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision seeks to ensure that every child entering school is visually ready to learn.

Nebraska Office of Early Childhood This link will connect you with the Office of Early Childhood website at the Nebraska Department of Education.

Parenting Counts Parenting Counts is a research-based resource site developed to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

ZERO to THREE The mission of ZERO to THREE is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.