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 30 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.
REMINDER: The Bidder's Conference Webinar for the Sixpence Child Care Partnership Grants is December 1, 2015 at 10am CST. Bidder's Conference attendance is mandatory for application. To register for the webinar click on this link: Bidder’s Conference Registration
Very young children learn through play and discovery. These early experiences lay the groundwork for all future social, emotional and intellectual development.