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Communities for Kids partners with communities’ public and private entities to support and coordinate planning for access to high-quality early care and education for all children birth through age five. These partnerships are customized to address each community’s unique assets and needs—so each community can grow and prosper well into the future.

The initiative is a community-based engagement process designed to assist in the development of right-sized solutions for communities selected to participate in the program. Over a three-year period, selected communities will increase the focus on opportunities and challenges they are facing with enhancing and expanding child care opportunities.

Child care shortages can affect economic development and have a broad impact beyond the family, and communities need to address these issues with right-sized solutions that meet the unique aspects of the community. Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (Nebraska Children) can offer expertise and resources that a community may not otherwise have access to.

Through the Communities for Kids initiative, Nebraska Children helps facilitate the conversation and provides expertise, tools, and resources to the community to support the creation and implementation of solutions to support and strengthen the current child care workforce and address child care shortages in communities. 

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