Tag: workforce development



Ensuring Quality Child Care for Military Families

Child care is a worry for military families amid frequent moves and deployments, especially if they live off installation. Nebraska Extension leads a nationwide program to improve access to quality child care for military families living off base. To date, over 60,000 child care providers have participated, benefiting more than half a million children. The […]

Educators Lead Way on Early Childhood Workforce Commission

Some of Nebraska’s children, especially those at risk, lack adequate care from qualified adults. To help expand and strengthen the state’s early childhood workforce, the universitywide Buffett Early Childhood Institute tapped three campus experts to participate in a new, comprehensive statewide commission. Marjorie Kostelnik, a renowned education researcher and senior associate to University of Nebraska […]

Strengthening Child Welfare Workforce

Tending to the nation’s vulnerable children and families takes a toll. Staff turnover at child welfare agencies stands out at six times the national average across all jobs. Ultimately, it’s kids and families who suffer. Nebraska’s Center on Children, Families and the Law is leading a long-term multidisciplinary project to strengthen the nation’s child welfare […]