Community Resources


The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative is a shared services organization that was created with two basic purposes in mind: to boost program quality across Nebraska by providing top-notch consultation, coaching, and training to early childhood professionals, and to improve efficiency in back-office operations for early childhood education organizations. Instead of limiting our resources to our clients and member centers, we want to spread them throughout the state of Nebraska.

Our Community Resource page aims to get information into the hands of business owners, directors, teachers, and parents so that we may work together to promote the importance of early learning. Some of the resources you will find on this page include: our Community Assessment, Annual Report, information about the Nebraska Early Childhood Exchange, and Head Start Policies and Procedures.

Community Assessment

A community assessment is not only a requirement for federal funding; it is an essential part of good program planning. This Community Assessment represents the needs of families residing in Douglas County, Nebraska, including the communities of Bennington, Boys and Girls Town, Omaha, Ralston, Valley, and Waterloo.

Click to View the 2017-2018 Community Assessment

 Annual Report

NECC published its 2016 Annual Report. The Annual Report highlights the Collaborative’s Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership with the Omaha Early Learning Centers and their performance in Fiscal Year – 2016.

Click to View the 2016 NECC Annual Report