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nebraska early childhood funding map

Why we made the map: Understanding Nebraska’s public investment in early childhood care and education (ECCE) is central to informed decision-making about funding and how those dollars translate into quality ECCE. The Nebraska Early Childhood Funding Map is an interactive tool designed to help the user visualize the current complexity involved in public-sector financing of Nebraska’s ECCE system while also exploring individual pathways within it. 

History: The funding map was developed in 2018 to answer questions raised by the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission and was first published in the commission's January 2020 report and is based on data from three technical reports documenting Nebraska's public investment in early childhood care and education in fiscal years 20172019, and 2021

Deciphering the system: Finance vehicles are the different tools available to get public dollars to ECCE providers that qualify to make use of the funds. The public dollars furnished through finance vehicles come from funding sources that originate at the federal and state level and are distributed by funding disseminators to ECCE providers, also referred to as funding targets.

Viewing suggestion: To fit the entire map on your screen, go to the gray bar at the bottom of the map, scroll to the right, and click on "full screen."

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