Public schools, Head Start and accredited programs enter at Step 3.
To update or change your Director of Record information, please fill out the Director of Record online form.
The use of environment rating scales is a widely accepted method of evaluating and improving the quality of home- and center-based programs.
Environment Rating Scales is broadly defined and currently includes the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3), the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale-Revised (ITERS-R), and the Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale-Revised (FCCERS-R).
CLASS™ is an observation tool that focuses on the effectiveness of classroom interactions among teachers and children. These daily interactions promote children’s social and cognitive development.
CLASS™ observation tools have been developed for Toddler, Pre-K, K-3, Upper Elementary and Secondary age groups. At every age level, the CLASS™ measure focuses on interactions that support learning.
The CLASS Self Assessment Form can be used by directors and teachers to internally identify strengths and focus on changes the program plans to make. Access to the CLASS Self Assessment form.
The Child Line is a statewide, toll-free telephone resource for those working with young children and their families. Any person in Nebraska interested in issues that affect young children and their families may call.
The Child Line provides information, resources and support concerning early childhood care and education. You might call for answers to your questions about:
The Child Line can be reached Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. 1.800.89.CHILD (1.800.892.4453).