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, comprehensive approaches to reducing achievement gaps for children from birth through Grade 3. All eleven school districts in the Learning Community benefit from the Superintendents’ Plan.

School as Hub

It’s a first in Nebraska and a pioneering venture in the world of early childhood education. Twelve 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

4,791 Students, Families and Teachers

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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.
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Professional Development for All

“PD for All” brings the best early childhood practices to professionals who learn and share across our communities. This free series of institutes gives school district and community partners leading-edge early childhood research beyond most traditional budgets. Sessions are open to school leaders and teachers from every school district, along with early childhood professionals and caregivers community-wide.
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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.