Learn About Nebraskans' Strong Support for the Early Childhood Workforce

When: Thursday, Nov 17, 2016, 9:00AM - 10:00AM


Early childhood is a pressing topic in Nebraska today, with nearly 80 percent of children from birth through age 5 enrolled in some form of child care. Given the emerging science about the importance of the early years, the professionals who care for and teach young children play a critical role in shaping their success in school and life.

Join us for an online presentation and discussion of the findings from Nebraskans Speak About the Early Care and Education Workforce, a new report that reveals strong public support for the state's child care providers, teachers, and other early childhood professionals. An overview of the findings will be presented by the Buffett Early Childhood Institute's Samuel J. Meisels, Founding Executive Director, and Susan Sarver, Director of Workforce Planning and Development.

The report is the second in a series from the Buffett Early Childhood Institute/Gallup Survey on Early Care and Education in Nebraska. More than 7,100 Nebraskans responded to the historic statewide survey, making it the largest public opinion poll ever conducted on early childhood. For more information, visit buffettinstitute.nebraska.edu/gallup-survey.


Contact Machaela Cavanaugh, 402-554-5924 or mcavanaugh@nebraska.edu