Understanding Early Childhood Funding
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understanding early childhood funding

Regardless of the setting where early childhood educators deliver quality services to children and their families, navigating the complex network of funding streams can be confusing. Learn more about the interaction of federal and state systems and the role they each play to support quality care to Nebraska families.

the money 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 Money Map is an interactive tool designed to help the user visualize the current complexity involved in financing Nebraska’s ECCE system while also exploring individual pathways within it. The map is intuitive, but here are a few pointers:

  • Hover over any finance mechanism (colored boxes at left) for more information
  • Use the "filter by finance mechanism" option to single out the pathway of the selected mechanism
  • Hover over any of the boxes in the map for information detailing from where funds are received and where they're allocated
  • 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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