The Holland Children’s Movement will organize and motivate Nebraskans to take action on critical public policies impacting working families and their children.  Our focus will be to make the state of Nebraska a national leader in opportunities for all children.  We will support efforts to tackle the root causes of family poverty and assure that every child in Nebraska will have the support they need to reach their full potential as a successful and contributing person in society.

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    High-quality early childhood ed ensures bright futures

    By Richard D. Holland Published in the Omaha World Herald The writer, of Omaha, is president of the Holland Children's Movement. Our Nebraska Legislature is preparing to vote on a $3.7 million expansion of the state's Early Childhood Education Grant Program to assist more schools with the establishment of pre-K programs and to ensure that more children begin their public education experience prepared to succeed. This proposed early childhood investment is an important step toward closing the academic achievement gap and may prove to be the most important legislation passed this year. Giving every child the opportunity to succeed in school is the only way to ensure the future success of our state. It is part of our long-term economic development. Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20140309/NEWS08/140308935/1677#midlands-voices-high-quality-early-childhood-ed-ensures-bright-futures
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    Step-Up to Quality Job Postings from NDE

    The following positions were posted by the Nebraska Department of Education on 2/21/2014:    Program Specialist II (Early Childhood – Step Up to Quality Coach Specialist), Position #60005582 Work Location:  Lincoln Application Deadline:  3/3/2014   Program Specialist II (Early Childhood – Step Up to Quality Program Quality Specialist), Position #60005583 Work Location:  Lincoln Application Deadline:  3/3/2014   If you wish to apply for a position, you must complete an on-line application through State Personnel at http://statejobs.nebraska.gov/.   Applications must be submitted not later than midnight on the closing date of the position.   HR posts vacancies for a minimum of ten calendar days. 
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