Thriving Children, Families and Communities Conference

Sep 14 2020 - 8:00am

Please note: Coronavirus shutdowns may impact availability of events--please ensure the venue is open before making plans. Times listed are local times (CT or MT) depending on the location of the event.
About this event
The FREE annual conference is in response to statewide calls for assistance to better understand how high-quality early childhood education connects to thriving communities and offers an opportunity for attendees to share success stories and challenges, learn from each other, and develop action plans for implementing high-quality birth – Grade 3 care and education. Did you know that Nebraska ranks as one of the top states in the nation where all available parents work? Yet research shows Nebraska, like many other states, faces great challenges, including a shortage of high-quality early childhood programs and services. Keynote speaker Linda Smith, Early Childhood Initiative director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, will examine critical issues and obstacles from a state and national perspective and highlight the special role for communities, businesses, and policymakers in charting a better path forward. This year’s conference is especially important as providers, parents, and schools work to meet the needs of Nebraska’s children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Virtual, NE 68106
United States