More than 30,000 of Nebraska’s infants and toddlers are at risk of arriving at their first day of kindergarten developmentally unprepared to learn and thrive.

Sixpence is changing the odds in their favor.

The Sixpence Early Learning Fund is Nebraska's signature effort to put our state's youngest and most vulnerable children on the path to success in school and life. Sixpence promotes high-quality early care and learning opportunities that help parents guide the healthy development of their infants and toddlers. As public-private collaboration at the state and local levels, Sixpence delivers efficiency, fiscal responsibility and measurable results for our investment in the next generation of Nebraska's citizens.

News & Events

Sixpence to Host Screening of Documentary on Childhood Resilience

Sixpence will host a screening of "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" as part of the pre-conference activities for Recharge for Resilience this coming April at the Younes Convention Center in Kearney, NE. The documentary examines recent research into the biological impact of toxic stress on young children, and the broader range of social, economic and public health implications connected to this issue.

The film also chronicles the work of trailblazers in pediatrics, education and social welfare to bring practical, science- and field-tested strategies to confront this serious issue.

Pre-Conference Screening of "Resilience" Documentary: April 18 | 3:30-5:00 P.M. | Younes Conference Center

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Broken Bow's Sixpence collaboration shows how multiple local partners can work together seamlessly to advance the early learning and development of infants and toddlers in central Nebraska.

The Sixpence Board of Trustees has announced the recipients of the first round of the new Sixpence Child Care Partnership Grants: North Platte, Kearney, Falls City, and a Panhandle consortium serving locations in Chadron, Gering and Sidney.

Read More: New Sixpence grants connect child care centers, public schools to promote early childhood development

Press release for the 16 new grants awarded on June 3, 2015