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Sixpence: Closing the Achievement Gap

LB547, passed during the 2015 Nebraska legislative session, was a major innovation in the way we address the achievement gap facing our youngest, most vulnerable children.

By uniting school districts and local child care providers in Sixpence partnerships, Nebraska communities have a new way to support the healthy development of infants and toddlers at risk - at precisely the time it is most effective and fiscally efficient to do so.

Sixpence District - Child Care Partnership Grants range from $100,000-$225,000 with a 100% match from the local community. Matching dollars can be existing federal, state, or local dollars, private, or in-kind resources. School districts must partner with child care entities to serve at risk children birth to three.

REMINDER: Please send questions related to the Sixpence Child Care Partnership Grants to Amy Bornemeier at by this Friday, October 16th to be addressed on the Q&A Webinar on Friday, October 30 at 10am CST. To register for the webinar click on this link: Q&A Registration

Very young children learn through play and discovery. These early experiences lay the groundwork for all future social, emotional and intellectual development.