Elevated Network Provider

Stop surviving and start thriving. Elevated Network Providers in NECC’s Family Child Care Network get the tools and support they need to save time in their day, increase the quality of their education programs, streamline their business and make more money!

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Why become an Elevated Network Provider?

Through our years of experience, we have seen the growing need to support family child care educators. Elevated Network Providers are part of the NECC Family Child Care Network, a group specifically designed to offer robust business and professional development tools to family child care educators like exclusive funding opportunities, access to the Nebraska Exchange, and individual business mentoring. Elevated Network Providers also receive a free subscription to the child care management platform of their choice!


Elevate Your Child Care Business with Technology

The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative has partnered with Wonderschool, Playground, and Brightwheel to power our Elevated Network Providers! Through the Child Care Management Software of their choice, providers save time on all kinds of business tasks through easy-to-use automated platforms. Modernize your child care business and manage your program with ease!

Eliminate paperwork

Automate billing

Communicate with caregivers

Get attendance, tour booking, and enrollment tools

Create an online presence or website

Access curriculum and child development assessment tools

Choose the platform that best fits your needs

NECC has partnered with powerful child care management software platforms to offer best-in-class solution for our Elevated Network Providers. Learn more about them below!


Learn how brightwheel makes it easy to build connections, simplify billing, and efficiently manage your childcare program all in one place.

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Playground has every feature you need to effortlessly run an early child care program — from child management to HR.

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Save time with  Wonderschool’s platform that automates tasks like tuition collection and expense tracking, so you can focus your time on children.

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Heather Schmidt - Broken Bow, NE

Elevated Network Provider

“It helps you develop professionally, network with other providers, and learn from them, and you have access to so many resources to improve the quality of your program.”

Join providers like Heather and Elevate your child care business today!


This program is part of NECC’s Family Child Care Network. This Elevated tier of our Network gives providers access to child care management software, exclusive funding, mentorship, and other tools to make their job easier, and the quality of care exceptional!

Yes! Get access to all the perks, benefits, and resources through the Elevated Provider Network at no cost.

To become an Elevated Network Provider, you’ll need to be licensed, enrolled in Step Up to Quality, registered with the Nebraska Exchange, commit to using one of the CCMS platforms.

Each Child Care Management Software partner offers Spanish-speaking resources to get you started! Aplicación en español

Dedicating two or three hours a week to learn the program will save you much more time in the long run. If you decide to participate, there will be onboarding sessions with the platform you choose to ensure you are set up for success. They will cover all the features of the platform and set you up for success. You will have the full support of your CCMS platform team as well as support from your mentor.

Remember, to get the most out of your program, it is vital that you dedicate time to learning the platform, entering any needed program information, ultimately inviting families, and setting up your dashboard. But once that information is set up, you’ll see a major decrease in paperwork, time spent on the phone, and much more streamlined administrative tasks!

You can still access some of the resources available to providers at the Network and Build levels of our Family Child Care Network. To join, register with the Nebraska Exchange or send an email to fccn@nebraskaearly.org for more information.