Announcements & New Items

Changes to Approval Processes for Training

A new phase of development has been completed on the Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System (NECPRS)! The launch on June 29th will included changes to the following training processes:

Applications for the above training processes can be found under the Training  tab on the NECPRS homepage (see image below).

Revision of the Early Learning Guidelines:  Nebraska’s Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards

Over the past year, the Early Learning Guidelines:  Nebraska’s Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards (ELGs) have gone through a detailed revision to bring all content and language up to date and to continue to ensure they are relevant and supportive to all professionals in the early childhood field in Nebraska.

Some highlights of the changes include:  a new name, Early Learning Guidelines:  Nebraska’s Birth to Five Learning and Development Standards, to align with Nebraska’s K-12 Standards and signal the importance of the early years of development; a new graphic (above) and layout, and combining the previous two documents (Birth-3 and 3-5) into one to express the continuum of learning that happens in the first five years.

The ELGs have also been updated to feature a new layout noting connections to nature and suggestions for teaching/environment support. You can also find some new vocabulary that is common to the field of early childhood as well as definitions and examples to ensure clarity and inclusion for all professionals. Each domain introduction also includes a focus on supporting children with a wide range of abilities, children from diverse backgrounds, and dual language learners.

New training on the ELGs has been simultaneously developed and will be available throughout the state beginning in late July. Previous training is still considered valid, but we highly encourage experiencing the refreshed information and strategies through revised training and/or ordering the new book. ELG training workshops are designed to assist early childhood educators and other adults with information about supporting the learning and development of children. Training is available based on the guidelines for each domain.

Visit our ELG page for more information.

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