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First Connections with Families

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents –Emilie Buchwald

First Connections with Families is a statewide initiative developed by the Nebraska Department of Education, in cooperation with the Health & Human Services System, to meet the requirements of LB 326, the Nebraska Read, Education and Develop Youth Act. This booklet contains information about child development, reading to your child, and child health and safety.

First Connections with Families is distributed to families in Nebraska with newborn babies.

First Connections with Families Order Form
View booklet in English.
View booklet in Spanish.

Thank you to staff at the Nebraska Department of Education Office of Early Childhood, the Early Childhood Training Center and the Health & Human Services System Department of Services for their contributions in writing and design.