Buffett Institute - Early Childhood Workforce Commission
Start Early. Start Well.
A summary of some of the collaborative statewide efforts in the past year made in support of the vision, goals, and recommendations outlined in the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission's 2020 report.
Vision: Nebraska will elevate the early childhood workforce to a priority profession benefiting all children from birth through Grade 3.
Ensure the early childhood workforce is highly qualified and reflects the diversity of the children and families they serve. (1) Define and support high-quality practice across all early childhood settings. (2) Develop accessible and affordable professional pathways.
Fully fund high-quality care and education by 2030. (1) Build on Nebraska's current early care and education investment. (2) Develop locally informed cost estimates of high-quality early care and education. (3) Close the funding gap.
Nebraskans champion the critical role of the early childhood workforce in young children's learning and development. Lasting change requires collective action: (1) Inform Nebraskans. (2) Engage Nebraskans. (3) Seek Nebraskans' commitment.
Implement the commission's recommendations. (1) Develop and implement the infrastructure needed. (2) Engage stakeholders across Nebraska.