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Announcements & New Items

This is where we share the latest news about what’s going on with early childhood in Nebraska.


Nebraska’s Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The newly revised Core Competencies are now available!

Core Competencies are what all adults who work with children need to know, understand, and be able to do. Following this voluntary guide will provide practical, usable and reasonable goals to assist early childhood educators in supporting each child’s development and school readiness in any setting or capacity.

Learn more and download your copy.


Early Childhood Education Grants Awarded

 

 

 

 

 

New and expansion Early Childhood Education Program Grants will be awarded to 6 public school districts. The purpose of the Early Childhood Education Grant Program is to improve equity of access to early childhood education/prekindergarten programs. Children of diverse characteristics will be served in inclusive environments and will be better prepared to enter school and be successful.

Approximately 120 children are expected to be served in the 2019-2020 school year as a result of this funding.

The following public school districts are recommended to receive an Early Childhood Education grant:

Norfolk Public Schools
Grant Award: $230,464
Number of Classrooms: 2 full-day
Proposed Number of Children: 40

Palmer Public Schools
Grant Award: $155,000
Number of Classrooms: 1 full-day
Proposed Number of Children: 20

Scottsbluff Public Schools
Grant Award:  $155,000
Number of Classrooms:  1 full-day
Proposed Number of Children: 20

Sidney Public Schools
Grant Award:  $155,000
Number of Classrooms:  1 full-day
Proposed Number of Children: 20

Stanton Community Schools
Grant Award:  $132,426
Number of Classrooms:  1 full-day
Proposed Number of Children: 20

Westside Community Schools
Grant Award: $155,000
Number of Classrooms: 1 full-day
Proposed Number of Children: 20


The Preschool Post

The Preschool Post is an e-newsletter that will be sent out bimonthly during the school year (August-May). It is a collaborative effort between the NDE Office of Early Childhood and Office of Special Education, developed to provide educators and administrators with helpful updates, information and technical assistance to continue high-quality early education in Nebraska.

View the first issue and get subscribed!


Contract Opportunities

There are no contract opportunities at this time.

Updated June 28, 2019 1:38pm