School Readiness Tax Credits for the Early Childhood Workforce and Step Up to Quality Program Participants

The School Readiness Tax Credit for Nebraska’s child care programs and their staff has been reinstated for the 2024 tax year, making this the perfect time to enroll in Step Up to Quality if you aren’t already participating. Learn more about how to qualify for the School Readiness Tax Credits.

Step Up to Quality Child Care Providers Eligible for Fee Assistance in Expanded Military Child Care Program

It was recently announced that the Department of Defense would be expanding the Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood-PLUS (MCCYN-PLUS) program to increase access to quality child care providers in locations with high demand, including Nebraska! The MCCYN-PLUS initiative increases access to quality early care and education programs for military families and gives eligible providers the opportunity to expand their businesses to include military families. Learn more.

Stepping into Quality Children’s Book

We are proud to unveil our first-ever children’s book! This custom book, called Stepping into Quality, was mailed out to the more than 700 providers enrolled in our program and is designed to help make the first day of child care a happy memory. We’ve created some digital downloads you can use on your social media to mark the occasion.

If you’re a child care provider not yet participating in Step Up to Quality, it’s not too late to join and receive a copy of our book! Simply enroll on our website, and we’ll send you a copy soon after.

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