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NDE Developed Training

Child Abuse Prevention Training-Safe with You Training

Safe With You is a training curriculum for child care providers to meet the requirements of the Nebraska State Statute 43-2606. This bill requires licensed child care providers to complete training that “shall be designed to meet the health, safety, and developmental needs of children…and shall include information on sudden infant death syndrome, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse and neglect.” The Nebraska Department of Education Early Childhood Training Center (ECTC) has developed these workshops in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services. There are three modules to the training. Learn more about Safe with You training.

Early Care and Education Management Training Program

This 8-module series, totaling 45 clock hours, is designed for early childhood administrators. It fulfills the Nebraska Child Care Licensing requirement of Child Care Management Training. The purpose of this training is to improve your business practices, policies and procedures and program operations in order to better support your staff and the children in your program. Learn more about Early Childhood Management Training.

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

Early Learning Guidelines training workshops have been created to assist early childhood caregivers/teachers and other adults with information about supporting the learning and development of children. Training is available based on the guidelines for each domain. Learn more about Early Learning Guideline training.

Getting Down to Business Training

Getting Down to Business training is a series of four interactive workshops designed for family child care providers on how to operate a family child care business. Learn more about Getting Down to Business training.

Home Visitation Training

In 2012, Nebraska released a Home Visiting Core Practices and Principles Online Training program, which provides information and resources that all home visitors can use. Learn more about Home Visitation Training.


SpecialCare was brought to Nebraska through a coordinated effort of the Nebraska Department of Education and Health and Human Services. The goal is to train child care providers across the state. This training curriculum was developed by Child Development Resources in Norge, Virginia through a federally funded project. It focuses on including children with disabilities in child care settings. Learn more about SpecialCare.

If you are interested in attending a Train the Trainer for any of the trainings listed above please contact the Early Childhood Training Center at, 402-557-6880 or 1-800-892-4453.

Updated November 2, 2022 2:09pm