TEACH Early Childhood® Nebraska
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEBRASKA provides scholarships to help early care and education professionals complete coursework at local colleges and work toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. Scholarships are available for Associate Degrees, Bachelor's Degrees, and the CDA.
Circle of Security- Parenting
Circle of Security™-Parenting is a parenting program based on years of research about how to build a strong relationship with children.
Rooted in Relationships: Lancaster County
The Teaching Pyramid Model is an evidence based framework developed to support the social emotional development of young children and provides strategies for child care providers to use to help manage challenging behaviors, reduce conflicts and improve adult and child relationships.
Parents Interacting With Infants (PIWI) is an evidenced based set of practices based on beliefs (a “philosophy”) about families, children, and helping relationships. The objectives of PIWI are to increase confidence, competence and positive relationships for parents and children ages 0-2.
Child Care WAGE$ Nebraska®
Child Care WAGE$® NEBRASKA is a program that provides education-based salary supplements (sometimes called stipends) to low-paid early care and education providers working with children ages birth-five in licensed family child care settings in Nebraska. This program is designed to increase retention, education and compensation of the early childhood education workforce.
Infant/Toddler Quality Initiative
The goal of the ITQI is to improve quality in early childhood settings through assessment, coaching, supplies and training.
The purpose of the Leadership Academy is to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of early childhood education program administrators (child care center directors or family child care home providers) with the expectation that they become more confident and competent leaders in their programs and the overall early childhood community.
Along with its project partners, NU is working to transform Nebraska’s higher education system through a statewide strategic initiative to develop a Responsive Equitable System for Preparing Early Childhood Teachers (RESPECT). The RESPECT project is designed to catalyze systemic change and fundamentally shift the culture of early childhood educator preparation in Nebraska to be more equitable and inclusive.