Early Childhood Links

COVID Vaccine Information


Douglas County Health Department

Sarpy Cass Health Department

Three Rivers Public Health Department (includes Washington County)



Born Learning

Helping parents and caregivers turn every day moments into fun learning opportunities.

Buffett Early Childhood Institute

At the Buffett Institute, we believe we have an extraordinary opportunity to work with others to transform the early life experiences of children from birth through age 8. We devote ourselves to: research, practice, policy and outreach.


Child Care Licensing

In Nebraska, anyone who provides child care to four or more children from different families must be licensed as a child care provider. There are five license types: Family Child Care Home I, Family Child Care Home II, Child Care Center, Preschool, and School-Age-Only Center.


Creative Curriculum

Teaching Strategies early childhood publishing company


Douglas County Health Department

Providers Exploring Policies (PEP) manual modeled after Caring for Our Children.


Early Childhood Training Center

Providing support and training to all staff working with young children and their families.


First Five Nebraska

Changing public policy by changing the public conversation for Nebraska's youngest children, First Five Nebraska works to ensure that more of Nebraska's youngest, most vulnerable children begin life with the kinds of developmental experiences that set them on a path to becoming successful students and productive citizens.


Healthy Alternatives for Little Ones

Empowering Young Children to Make Healthy Choices


High/Scope Press

Independent non-profit research, development, training and public outreach organization.


Learn the Signs, Act Early

Educating providers and parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.


National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC promotes high-quality learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research.


National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)

Promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care.


National Program for Playground Safety

The most current information on playground safety.


Nebraska Child Care Referral Network [flyer for families] English Spanish

The purpose of the Nebraska Child Care Referral Network is to enable families to locate licensed child care providers in communities across the state. Providers include both family child care homes and center-based care.


Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Learn about the foundation's mission, history, programs and people.


Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative

NECC operates as the central hub of a shared services network that facilitates knowledge sharing, time saving, and cost reduction. Their work focuses on coordinating community services to help families with young children succeed; connecting child care providers with educational support and business resources; and collaborating with providers to strengthen leadership and inspire innovation in early learning.

Click here to visit Nebraska Exchange offering classroom resources, cost-saving programs, marketing resources and administrative support.


Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System

The Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System (NECPRS) is an online database to support the professional development of early childhood professionals and the quality improvement of early childhood programs within the state of Nebraska.


NDE Office of Early Childhood

To provide leadership, resources and professional development in support of high quality early childhood settings and effective parenting.


Parent Training and Information Nebraska

Serving children with disabilities and their families.


Sixpence Early Learning Fund

Nebraska's Birth to 3 Endowment


Step Up to Quality

Nebraska Step Up to Quality is an Early Childhood Quality Rating and Improvement System. The primary goal of Nebraska Step Up to Quality is to improve early care and education quality and increase positive outcomes for young children.


Training Approval

Information on this page includes: Automatically Accepted ECE Training; Pre-Service Training information; forms for Training Approval; and links to submit for Independent Study Approval.

Click here for the list of automatically accepted online training options. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a complete list of Automatically Accepted Training, many of which have an E-Learning option available.


The work of ELC Omaha Region and all publications are made possible by Grant Number 93.575 Child Care and Development Block Grant from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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