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September 01, 2017

View Early Childhood Workforce Survey Presentation Live on September 6

Live streaming of the presentation of findings from the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey will run from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

The survey was conducted by the Buffett 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 ever 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. 

Agenda (all times CDT):

8:30 a.m.       Opening Remarks
              Senator Matt Williams, District 36, Nebraska Legislature

8:35 a.m.       Presentation of Survey Findings
                       Samuel J. Meisels, Founding Executive Director, Buffett Early Childhood Institute

9 a.m.            Introduction of Panelists
                        Susan Sarver, Director of Workforce Planning and Development, Buffett Early Childhood Institute 

9:05 a.m.       Panel Discussion
                        Jennifer Baumann, Owner, Little Angel Day Care, Chadron, Neb.

Lisa Carlson, Early Elementary Teacher, Norris Elementary School, Firth, Neb.

  Lisa Mathewson, PreKindergarten Teacher, Pawnee City Public Schools, Pawnee City, Neb.

  Thelma Sims, Owner and Director, Element Learning Center, Omaha, Neb.

  Moderated by Bill Fulton, Founder and Executive Director, The Civic Canopy, Denver, Colo.

         Closing Remarks
                        Jeff Yost, President and CEO, Nebraska Community Foundation


Learn more about the workforce survey.

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