Family Child Care Network
Family or In-home Child Care can be a tough business. It is our mission at NECC to harness the potential of providers to deliver high-quality early learning opportunities through access to business resources, innovative partnerships, and educational support.
The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative’s ever-expanding Family Child Care Network provides opportunities and resources to support you in your commitment to quality in your classroom and in your business.
10-Week Business Series
NECC provides business training and professional development opportunities to family child care providers to strengthen their business practices in the following Nebraska communities: Omaha, Lincoln, Fremont, and Norfolk. The 10-week Business Series is designed to share innovative tools and strategies for supporting strong business development among family child care providers.
The Licensing Toolkit provides materials, mentorship, and support to help unlicensed providers meet health and safety standards, fulfill state licensing requirements, and become part of a professional community.
Together, Wonderschool and NECC will provide existing and aspiring family child care providers with the technology, curriculum, mentorship, and resources necessary to run a successful family child care program. Through these efforts, NECC and Wonderschool aim to increase the number of quality, affordable child care programs across the state, including in rural areas.
Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education, and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement. The CDA Credential is based on a core set of Competency Standards, which guide early child care professionals as they work toward becoming qualified teachers of young children.
NECC offers CDA Credential courses in the spring and fall to the staff at six high-quality child care centers and to community-based child care providers at no cost.