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Early Learning Connection

Nebraska Early Learning Connection LogoNebraska’s Early Learning Connection (ELC) is an integrated system of early childhood professional development. The ELC consists of a statewide hub at the Early Childhood Training Center and seven regional Early Learning Connection partnerships, along with other state and regional partners. It is designed as a system that supports the career and professional development of all who provide programs and services for young children birth through age eight that includes:

  • Professional development for early childhood and school-age;
  • Supports for implementation utilizing early childhood coaches;
  • Program quality assessments – Environment Rating Scale (ERS) assessments for early learning;
  • Strategic planning with higher education (2-yr and 4-yr.) and other adult learning organizations;
  • Community engagement and outreach.

 

The Early Learning Connection is supported with resources from the federal Child Care and Development Fund, IDEA Part C, IDEA Part B-619 and other public and private funding.


Nebraska’s Early Learning Connection Professional Development Regions

 

Download Nebraska’s ELC Professional Development Regional Contacts Flyer

Panhandle Region Logo link to ESU 13

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
NORA ROBINSON
Educational Service Unit #13
1114 Toledo Street
Sidney, NE 69162
Phone: 308-254-4677
nrobinson@esu13.org

High Plains partnership logo and link to ESU 16

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
CHERYL ROCHE
Educational Service Unit #16
314 West 1st Street
Ogallala, NE 69153
Phone:  308-284-8481 ext. 2204
Fax: 308-284-8483
croche@esusixteen.org

Nothern Partnership logo links to ESU 1

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
ERIKA FINK
Educational Service Unit #1
211 Tenth Street
Wakefield, NE 68784
Phone: 402-287-2061
Fax: 402-287-2065
efink@esu1.org

Platte Valley Partnership logo and link to ESU 7

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
ANGEL MAYBERRY
Educational Service Unit #7
2657 44th Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: 402-564-5753
Fax: 402-563-1121
amayberry@esu7.org

Omaha Region logo links to ESU 3

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
JENNIFER HAGGART
Educational Service Unit #3
6949 South 110th Street
LaVista, NE 68128
Phone: 402-597-4991
Fax: 402-597-4811
jhaggart@esu3.org

 

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR:
APRIL CARTER
Educational Service Unit #3
6949 South 110th Street
LaVista, NE 68128
Phone: 402-597-4912
Fax: 402-597-4811
akcarter@esu3.org

Southeast Partnership logo links to ESU 6

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
CARA SMALL

Educational Service Unit #6
210 5th Street
Milford, NE 68405
Phone: 402-761-3341
csmall@esu6.org

 


ASSISTANT COORDINATOR:

JODI MOOTZ
Educational Service Unit #6
210 5th Street
Milford, NE 68405
Phone: 402-761-3341
Cell: 307-321-1287
jodi.mootz@esu6.org

Central Region Logo links to ESU 10

PROJECT COORDINATOR:
ALEXANDRA DILLON
Educational Service Unit #10
P.O. Box 850
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: 308-698-1986
Fax: 308-237-5920
adillon@esu10.org

 

BILINGUAL SPECIALIST*:
MARICELA NOVOA
Educational Service Unit #10
P.O. Box 850
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: 308-698-1955
Fax: 308-237-5920
mnovoa@esu10.org

*The bilingual specialist serves the entire state.

Updated February 2, 2023 10:41am