Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey Release
The Buffett Institute will share findings of the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey: A Focus on Providers and Teachers. The survey was conducted by the Institute to better understand the current status, working conditions, and attitudes of caregivers and teachers responsible for children from birth through Grade 3. The largest and most comprehensive study of the state's early childhood workforce, this survey provides important insight into the everyday challenges of the professionals who care for and educate our youngest citizens. Samuel J. Meisels, founding executive director of the Buffett Institute, will give a brief presentation of the findings. That will be followed by a panel discussion featuring four early childhood professionals from across Nebraska, moderated by Bill Fulton, founder and executive director of The Civic Canopy, a Denver-based nonprofit that works to promote collaborative processes that help communities thrive. Panelists are Jennifer Baumann, owner, Little Angel Day Care, Chadron; Lisa Carlson, early elementary teacher, Norris Elementary School, Firth; Lisa Mathewson, PreKindergarten teacher, Pawnee City Public Schools; and Thelma Sims, owner and director, Element Learning Center, Omaha.