Nebraska Early Learning Connection
Nebraska’s Early Learning Connection (ELC) is an integrated system of early childhood professional development. The ELC consists of a statewide hub at the Nebraska Department of Education’s Early Childhood Training Center and seven regional Early Learning Connection partnerships. The ELC provides several levels of support to the early childhood education and care workforce across the state. ELC partnerships work regionally with public and private, state, and regional partners to determine professional development needs locally and statewide.
The ELC meets the needs of early childhood professionals across the state in a variety of ways:
- Direct training is provided across the state through in-person, distance learning, and asynchronous coursework. Find more information about the ELC professional development regions.
- State and local initiatives also provide coaching to support early care and education providers.
Find more information about the ELC Coach Consultants.
- A free-loan early childhood library containing training materials is available through the Early Childhood Training Center. Find more information about the Nebraska Early Learning Library.
Funding is made possible by Grant Number 93.575 Child Care and Development Block Grant from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.