Start Early. Start well.

Buffett early childhood institute information kit

Strategic PLAN

A comprehensive document detailing why our work is important, what we aim to accomplish, and how we plan to be successful.


Achievement Gap Challenge

Closing the Opportunity Gap

Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan
Brochure that describes our work to help close the opportunity gap for at-risk children in the 11 Omaha-area school districts of the Learning Community.

Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan Sites Map
A map of the school districts, highlighting the full implementation sites.

Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about the Superintendents' Plan.

Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan Overview
A quick look at the Superintendents' Plan.

Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan Evaluation Fact Sheet
More in-depth information about the evaluation process.

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Development ProgramElevating the Early Childhood Workforce 

Elevating the Early Childhood Workforce Program Overview
A short summary of how we are working to ensure the presence of a skilled workforce in all early care and education settings.

Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission Overview
A short summary about the group formed to develop a comprehensive plan for expanding and strengthening the state's early childhood workforce.

Summary Recommendations: Nebraska Early Childhood Higher Education Learning Inventory
A summary of key findings from a statewide inventory intended to describe the landscape of Nebraska's early childhood degree programs.

Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey
Summary about a statewide survey of teachers and early education professionals who work in licensed home-based and licensed center-based programs, and Kindergarten and elementary school classrooms.

Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce Conference
This conference brought together higher education faculty and key stakeholders to discuss how to improve the size and quality of Nebraska’s early childhood workforce so it can better serve children at risk. The conference was the first step in building an action plan for Nebraska.

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