Our goal is an early learning program that helps children succeed in school and in life.
That's why independent program evaluators from UNMC's Munroe-Meyer Institute carefully measure our impact. With evaluators giving teachers real-time guidance to make programs better, the improvement process in our early childhood classrooms never stops.
We're encouraged by strong results in our clinical teaching classrooms at Kellom and Conestoga elementary schools:
Families help shape a young child's developing brain through "serve and return" interaction. Watch this video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.
Why start at birth? We're in this together -- with families, instructional teams, childcare providers and college students all working to help kids do well in school.
A Metropolitan Community College student gets valuable teaching experience in the early childhood classrooms at Kellom Elementary School.
Every child is born ready to learn. The time from birth to age 3 is especially critical. That's when a baby's brain develops rapid-fire connections for healthy learning.
By working with the caring adults around each child, we can support early learning and get a great return on our investment. North Omaha families in our early childhood programs will help us develop programs with proven benefit for children throughout the Learning Community.
The Superintendents Plan for Early Childhood Education represents a critical investment to assure that our children have a healthy and promising future.The Buffett Early Childhood Institute guides careful implementation as strategies take shape across the Learning Community. Our intensive early childhood programs in North Omaha align with the plan and the shared comittment of our eleven school districts.
We're working with the families and the caring adults around every child. They want to be sure their kids love learning! MORE
Coaching childcare providers to support early learning is a powerful way to help children, starting when they’re babies.
Teachers, family liaisons and paraprofessionals work together to help kids make daily improvements in learning. MORE
In clinical teaching sites, college students learn to teach in early childhood classrooms with guidance from experienced faculty.