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 partnerships with Educare Omaha Early Learning Centers, Child Saving Institute (CSI), Children’s Respite Care Center (CRCC), and other community child care providers.


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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 our partners, children are thriving in a setting that provides:

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

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.

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).

How To Apply

Our partners are accepting applications!

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.

2021 Impact Report

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