State Policymakers Urged to Protect Investments in Children and Working Families

In light of reduced revenue projections, Mello says investing in our future workforce is key to growing Nebraska. 

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A message from Heath Mello, COO

By Heath Mello

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Holland Children's Institute and Movement Announce New Leadership

Former Nebraska State Senator selected as new COO

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Block Grants are Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

By Sarah Ann Kotchian

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We Support Nebraska Dreamers

Holland Children's Movement joins more than 320 advocacy organizations in a letter to Congress supporting the bipartisan #DreamAct.  

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Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Commission

By Sarah Ann Kotchian

This morning, I had the opportunity to attend the release of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute’s, Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey: A Focus on Providers and Teachers findings and panel discussion.The findings from the Nebraska Early Childhood Workforce Survey affirm that the compensation of early childhood caregivers and teachers does not even come close to meeting their educational attainment, experience, and commitment to our youngest children.

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Our Children are Listening

A message from our COO, John Cavanaugh:  

The tragedy and outrage of the white supremacy riots in Virginia over the weekend require every American to stand up and proclaim their opposition to the assertion of blatant race based hatred being proclaimed as a valid part of American heritage. 

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Paid Leave: The Devil is in the Details

By Sarah Ann Kotchian 

Ivanka Trump met in recent weeks with Congressional leaders including Senator Deb Fischer to talk about family work support programs. These programs are important for Nebraska families and they continue to gain strong support across the political spectrum, but we must look beyond the headlines to drill down on the details of what lies beneath the surface of talking points and one-liners. 

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2017 Legislative Scorecard

Our annual Legislative Scorecard highlights significant bills and establishes a record of how children and families faired during the most recent session.

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Quality Ratings for Nebraska Child Care Programs Go Live!

by Sarah Ann Kotchian, Vice President of Education and Early Childhood Policy

Building access to high-quality early childhood care and education is a goal shared by advocates, lawmakers and business sectors alike. Research continues to affirm that closing the achievement gap and building and future workforce starts in early childhood. In recent years, Nebraska has taken great strides in creating Step Up to Quality and the School Readiness Tax Credits.  

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