Announcements & New Items
This is where we share the latest news about what’s going on with early childhood in Nebraska.
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.
Nebraska in Collaboration with EarlyEdU Alliance
“The need for high-quality early childhood teachers is greater than ever. But many prospective and experienced teachers face challenges in affording and completing college degrees that provide them with the professional skills they need.” — EarlyEdU Alliance
The Nebraska Department of Education – Office of Early Childhood is partnering with the University of Nebraska – Kearney, T.E.A.C.H./Nebraska AEYC, and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute to deliver a set of three EarlyEdU courses to early childhood educators in Nebraska at a very low cost. Beginning in the Fall 2019 semester, a cohort of early childhood educators will begin competency-based online coursework. The courses can be used for licensing required training hours and toward college credits through UNK. Throughout the courses, students will receive support from an instructor as well as a student advisor. At the end of the courses, students will have the opportunity to explore options for continuing their college coursework in a degree program and can apply to be a part of the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program.
Learn more and apply at https://www.education.ne.gov/oec/earlyedu/
NECPRS User Experience Study
The Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood is seeking volunteers to assist with a user study on the Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System (NECPRS).
We are looking for both new and existing NECPRS users, as well as new and existing Step Up to Quality directors to help us make improvements to the NECPRS user experience.
There are no contract opportunities at this time.