Early Education / Professional Development

Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

NECC’s CDA courses are now accepting applications. If you or someone you know is interested in pursuing their CDA credential through NECC, we would love to hear from you! Visit our CDA Application Page to join our wait list.

Innocent Classroom Training

A free, 4-part intensive workshop that helps child care providers deepen their relationships with the children and families, especially children and families of color, in their care.


Elevate is a business summit for built for Nebraska’s child care providers. The business summit provides child care centers and family child care providers across the state with access to the resources they need to improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness, allowing them to focus on delivering high-quality care to the young children and families they serve. During the all-day event, providers hear from industry experts, explore new innovations in child care, and share ideas with colleagues and peers.

Training Center

The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative’s office is home to a new, state-of-the-art training and event center. The training center offers professional development opportunities for community-based child care providers in Omaha and across the state.

If you are interested in sponsoring NECC’s professional development opportunities: Contact our Marketing Team

Other Professional Development Opportunities

If you are interested in exploring other PD opportunities NECC offers, reach out to us at pdteam@nebraskaearly.org.