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The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative is working every day to expand our reach across the state and beyond. Investing in NECC means investing in our children’s futures as we take steps to close the achievement gap, improve outcomes, boost earnings for providers, and support the small businesses in our communities that enrich and empower our babies. The next chapter of our work is one of expansion. The more providers we reach, the more children across the state are impacted in a positive way, and for the first time will level the playing field for those providers that have previously felt isolated or abandoned. Without your generosity, we would never be able to reach the rural communities that crave our services.

Elevate – Nebraska’s Early Childhood Business Summit

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please take a look at our Elevate19 Sponsorship Prospectus, or contact our Marketing Team.

Child care is a major economic driver in communities big and small across the state of Nebraska. Strengthening the business practices of child care providers is an important part of expanding access to high-quality early care and education opportunities in Nebraska. Quality early care and education for young children strengthens our current and future workforce and generates economic opportunities for child care business owners and communities across the state. Elevate19 is designed specifically to meet the needs of child care centers and family child care homes.

At the event, you will have access to center directors, business owners, and experts in the field of early child care. Early child care providers are faced with the difficult task of providing high-quality care on remarkably thin budgets, which is expensive and the full cost of which most parents cannot bear. Because of this, providers are left with limited resources to devote to improving quality or expanding access to early care and education opportunities. Elevate19 is a business summit for child care providers. The business summit will provide child care centers and family child care homes across the state with access to the resources they need to improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness, allowing them to focus on improving and maintaining the quality of the program and services they deliver. During the all-day event, providers hear from industry experts, explore new innovations in child care, and share ideas with colleagues and peers.

Business Resource Center

Coming Soon! If you are interested in sponsoring the Business Resource Center, please contact our Marketing Team. The second floor of NECC’s new office will also include a dedicated business resource center for child care providers that will house low and no-cost services as well as a state-of-the-art training center. The business resource center will offer access to copy and fax machines, computer work stations, hands-on business consulting, and a variety of other services for community-based child care providers in Omaha as well as across the state. The Business Resource Center presents a unique opportunity for community organizations to put themselves in front of small-business owners from around the community, city, and state. There is no question that child care is a major economic driver  in communities big and small across the state of Nebraska. Strengthening the business practices of child care providers is an important part of expanding access to high-quality early care and education opportunities in Nebraska. Quality early care and education for young children strengthens our current and future workforce and generates economic opportunities for child care business owners and communities across the state.