Start Early. Start well.

Five Year Report

A new report presents a by-the-numbers profile and the details of who we are and what we've accomplished in our first five years.

making nebraska the best place in the nation to be a baby

In five short years, the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska has stood up operations under the leadership of founding executive director Samuel J. Meisels, established two signature programs focused on closing the achievement gap, sought to understand Nebraska’s needs and views, launched the largest birth to Grade 3 demonstration project in the nation, focused on strengthening the early childhood workforce, and worked to build consensus and collaboration across the state. 

This new report documents the progress and accomplishments of the Institute’s first five years and recognizes the partnerships and collaborations that are at the core of the Institute’s work. With a commitment to research and putting research into action, the four-campus institute is creating a new model for how public higher education can be engaged in the lives of young children and their families.

Learn more about the Buffett Institute and the work of the first five years.

Five year report (view online)

Five year report (download PDF)

News release

Hansen: Nebraska's Buffett Institute Is Changing the Way Our Youngest, Poorest Residents Grow Up, Omaha World-Herald

View other Institute reports online

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