Licensing Toolkit

Through the Licensing Toolkit, NECC provides materials, guidance, and support to help unlicensed and potential providers fulfill state licensing requirements, meet health and safety standards, and become part of a professional network for family child care business owners.

Getting Started with Licensing Kit

This box focuses on materials to meet or support the necessary health and safety licensing requirements.

Items Include:

  • Cabinet safety locks/outlet covers
  • Set of hardwired smoke/carbon monoxide detectors

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Fully stocked first aid kit

With Toolkit #1, participants will have access to the Nebraska Early Childhood Exchange that contains valuable resources for creating sound health and safety policies and procedures for programs.

Quality Enhancement Kit

Providers can choose from a menu of themed boxes designed by Lakeshore Learning filled with toys, books, and learning materials to enhance the quality of the child care program.

Professional Development and Community Resources Kit

This box focuses on tools for inspiring professional development and resources for family partnership.

Items Include:

  • Sturdy portfolio for training resources and certificates
  • Set of children’s picture books that support the NE Early Learning Guidelines domains

  • Baby’s First Finger Foods parent education cards
  • Tucker the Turtle book and puppet

With Toolkit #3, participants will have access to the Nebraska Early Childhood Exchange that contains a plethora of resources for partnering with families and community

Social-Emotional Kit: Behind the Little Red Door

A Lakeshore designed kit focusing on social-emotional development.
View the contents of the Behind the Little Red Door kit here:

NECC Toolkit Orientation:

Are you considering a career as a family child care business owner, or are you an existing family child care program seeking to receive a state child care license?

Monthly Toolkit Orientations are held on the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at NECC: 3200 N. 30th Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68111

RSVP to Michelle Swanson, Quality Assurance Manager at NECC
(531) 999-3939 or