Blueprint Nebraska has launched a revamped website and online survey — and is heading out to more than 30 communities to talk with citizens about our state’s prosperity and growth. It’s also an important opportunity to keep quality early care and learning part of the ongoing economic development discussion.
In Fremont, community leaders are thinking differently about how they can invest Local Option Municipal Economic Development dollars into quality child care.
Dividends Nebraska and First Five Nebraska are teaming up to develop a new toolkit for employers who want practical ideas on how to promote early care and learning opportunities for their businesses, workers and communities. We need your feedback to make it happen!
Blueprint Nebraska will bring together leaders from business, education, agriculture and government to create a strategic plan for the ongoing prosperity of our state. It’s our role to embed high-quality early care and learning into those conversations as a critical component of Nebraska’s economic development.
Nebraska business leaders know that employees’ ability adapt to changes in industry, workplace and specific job responsibilities has a direct bearing on their bottom line. In our latest feature story, we look at why children’s executive function development matters when it comes to growing an adaptable, highly competitive future workforce.
Dividends Nebraska is bringing the conversation about economic development and early childhood to a growing array of partners statewide. Learn more about where we’ve been throughout the spring.
Luke Virgil, Director of Economic Development for Wayne, NE, explains why child care plays a central role in attracting and retaining talent to Greater Nebraska communities.
It was a rocky road for Nebraska’s strategic investments in early childhood during the 2018 legislative session.