Early Childhood Education

In Partnership with Buffett Early Childhood Institute and Learning Community school districts

Challenging the Achievement Gap

This groundbreaking initiative represents one of the nation’s most innovative and comprehensive approaches to reducing achievement gaps for children.  All eleven school districts in the Learning Community benefit from the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan.

School as Hub

It’s a first in Nebraska and a pioneering venture in the world of early childhood education. Ten elementary schools in six school districts serve as community hubs that welcome children and their families. These hub sites are the child-family connection point for quality early childhood education and support services.

Superintendents' Early Childhood Plan

6,791 Students, Families and Teachers


Birth to Grade 3 Approach

School hub sites model high quality and comprehensive early childhood education. The goal is to meet the needs of children and families living in high poverty. That means weekly home visits, parent support and strong school-family partnerships.


Professional Development for All

This free series of institutes goes beyond typical school budgets. Districts and community partners learn together about research-based best practices in early childhood education. Sessions welcome school leaders, teachers and early childhood providers community-wide.


Customized Assistance

The Superintendents’ Plan builds on the strength of each individual school district in the Learning Community. As districts work to advance early childhood education and services, they can count on expert assistance tailored for local school communities.