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If you want to explore the world of early childhood education, here are some places to look for reliable, helpful information.

Child Care Subsidy

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services can help with the cost of child care via the Child Care Subsidy program. Child Care Subsidy provides benefits for parents and families who are working hard to support themselves.

Information About the Child Care Subsidy

Learning Begins at Birth

The Learning Begins at Birth Parent Guide is given to the parents of each child born in Nebraska to provide information on child development, child care, how children learn, children’s health, services available to children and parents, and any other relevant information. Children’s experiences, interactions and environments in their first years form the neural foundation on which all future development is built. The stronger that foundation, the more likely children are to lead healthy, productive and successful lives. Learning Begins at Birth contains important information for families as they work to ensure their children have a strong foundation in their early years to help them thrive throughout their lives. Learning begins at birth, and this booklet is a resource to help families as they guide their children’s development.

For more information and a link to the Guide visit

Additional Resources

The checklists below includes questions to ask and things to look for when you meet with provider, and have space for you to take notes so you don’t forget any of your impressions and insights.

Print Infant Visitation Checklist

Print Toddler Visitation Checklist

Print Preschool Visitation Checklist

Print School Age Visitation Checklist


More Parent Information

Quality Child Care

School Readiness

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