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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.

On October 30th Sixpence held a webinar to answer community and District questions pertaining to the Child Care Partnership Grant. Please click on the Webinar links below to view the powerpoint and recording.

On December 1st Sixpence held a Bidders Conference for the Child Care Partnership Grant. Please click on the links below to view the Bidders Conference Webinar or view the powerpoint.

REMINDER: Letters of Intent for the Sixpence Child Care Partnership Grants are due December 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm CST.

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