Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

The Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative is proud to be an Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership grantee.

Each year, NECC’s Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership serves children and their families through our partnership with the Omaha Early Learning Centers (OELC).


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The Early Head Start Difference

Children benefit from focused attention, age-appropriate learning, and positive interactions in a nurturing and inclusive environment. Through our Early Head Start program and in collaboration with Omaha Early Learning Centers, children are thriving in a setting that provides:

Single-age Classrooms

Single-age classrooms and low teacher-child ratios promote the highest quality outcome-based learning environments for parents and their children.

Comprehensive Family Engagement Programs

Each family is assigned a Family Engagement Specialist who works with them from the time of enrollment to set and achieve goals for themselves and their child.

Education and Training for Children and Parents

On-site Educational Coaches and Social Emotional Specialists ensure high-quality teaching practices are used throughout the program, and support monthly literacy activities and classroom parent get-togethers.

On-site Healthcare Professionals

Each child and family has access to a Health Specialist who can provide resources and referrals for medical and dental needs, including hearing and vision screenings, nutrition information, and safety guidance.

Nutritious Meals

Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided according to high-quality nutritional guidelines established by the Child and Adult Care Food Program Provider (CACFP).

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The Omaha Early Learning Centers are high quality Early Childhood Educational Centers that operate year round, Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. The Omaha Early Learning Centers are committed to helping children (birth to 3 years old) develop the foundational skills that will assist them in becoming successful students. At the same time, we work with parents to help them become more self sufficient.

How To Apply

The Omaha Early Learning Centers are accepting applications now.

To begin the application process, please use the button below to select your preferred language and complete the form. You will be contacted within 2 weeks to schedule an intake appointment.


A better future for Nebraska’s children starts with you! Begin your career with Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative and start making a difference today.

We are looking for talented, passionate individuals who want to share their gifts, work collaboratively with their team, and actively strive to improve themselves every day in pursuit of one shared goal: excellent opportunities for Nebraska’s children. With NECC, you will receive coaching, access to ongoing learning opportunities, and the support of your entire team as we work together for the families we serve.

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