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

For your convenience, this list identifies website addresses for a number of state resources.

  • A child and family outcomes system designed to improve programs and supports for all children birth-five, this Nebraska Department of Education website will give you definitions, compatible assessments, outcomes, fidelity options, and reporting cycles.

  • A statewide service to provide support and training to all staff working with young children and their families, This website will give you access to the media lending library, calendar of trainings offered in Nebraska, early childhood research, Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines and Results Matter Overview.

  • A resource document for adults who care for birth to three year old children

  • Regulations for Early Childhood Education

  • Nebraska Health and Human Services Licensing Regulations for Child Care Centers, Preschools, and Family Child Care Homes

  • NDE: Early Childhood Programs- A Guide to Serving Children Birth to Kindergarten Entrance Age In Center-based Early Childhood Programs Operated by Public School Districts, Educational Service Units and their Community Partners