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


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Early Head Start Application Days! Now accepting applications and enrolling children for the 2024-2025 program year

Located at NECC’s Office: 3200 N 30th Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68111

May 21st & 28th: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

What you need to bring:
  • Child’s birth certificate or crib card
  • Child’s immunization record
  • Proof of address (OPPD,MUD, Lease Agreement) within 30 days
  • Proof of income for 12 months (2023 income taxes, ADC, SNAP, or SSI statements)
  • Documentation of Title XX application status within the last 60 days
If applicable, please also provide:
  • Documentation if your child has an identified disability (IEP or IFSP)
  • Foster care placement
  • Child support documentation
  • School financial aid and school schedule

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.

Access to 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).

Our Partners:

Child Saving Institute Dodge
4545 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132

Child Saving Institute Spellman
6908 Mercy Rd, Omaha, NE 68106
(College of St. Mary Campus)

CRCC Northwest
2010 N 88th St, Omaha, NE 68134

CRCC Southwest
5321 S 138th St, Omaha, NE 68137

Early Learning Center at Gateway
5810 S 42nd St, Omaha, NE 68107

Early Learning Center at Kennedy
3200 N 30th St Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68111

Early Learning Center at Skinner
4201 N 34th Ave, Omaha, NE 68111

Now 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.

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