Partnerships and Resources

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Community Partnerships have been established with several organizations to promote family engagement, early language and literacy experiences, and school readiness. Our goal is to continue to build partnerships with additional community organizations that provide support for families and young children.

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These resources can assist parents and caregivers identify, evaluate and access necessary services and supports. Focused on children with disabilities the links below connect to local, regional and national websites to help you locate information about your child’s diagnosis or condition, identify strategies to help you advocate for your child, and develop community connections for resources and support.

ebraska Early Learning Guidelines, Birth through age 5 (2018):

These voluntary guidelines are a resource for adults who care for infants, toddlers, and children through age 5. We hope you find this document useful in supportive ways you can promote the growth, learning, and well-being of children in your care and understanding how positive relationships, care, interactions, and routines support the learning and development of babies from the very beginning. These Guidelines are not intended to cover every possible aspect of early development, but instead offer some ideas to use in every day activities as you think about the many ways to promote the growth, learning, and well being of Nebraska's youngest children.

Nebraska Early Development Network

The Early Development Network-Babies Can't Wait can help you and your family support and promote your child’s development within your family activities and community life.  Nebraska’s Early Development Network supports children birth through three years of age who have special developmental needs.

Down Syndrome Alliance of the Midlands

DSA is a non-profit agency founded in 1999 and based in Omaha, Nebraska. We are parents, advocates, educators and medical professionals. DSA is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, the National Down Syndrome Congress, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action.

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Nebraska Life Span Respite Networ                                                                                                                                                           As part of the Nebraska Resource and Referral System, this network cares for those who care for others. Respite careplanned or emergency, is the provision of short-term, temporary relief to those who are caring for family members with special needs.  

Children's Respite Care Center                                                                                                                                                         Children's Respite Care Center provides skilled care, services and resources for children with complex medical or cognitive needs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Educational Service Unit 3 (ESU3)                                                                                                                             ESU 3 is the educational service unit which provides support to many school districts including those in the Millard Public School district.  ESU 3 provides services, resources and workshops on a variety of topics related to education for both families and professionals.  Service coordination and services for infants and toddlers are available for those who qualify.                                                                  
NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)                                                                                                         NAEYC provides a website full of resources for families and professionals who work with young children.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    First Five Nebraska                                                                                                                                                                                     First Five Nebraska is committed to building public momentum in support of high-quality early childhood experiences for Nebraska's youngest children.  Many informative resources are available for families and those working with young children.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Guide to Baby and Childproofing                                                                                                                                                           This guide provides numerous suggestions on best ways to baby and childproof your environment so it is safe for young children in your care.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Child Passenger Safety                                                                                                                                                                             In January 2019, Nebraska's child passenger laws change to keep children safer as they travel.  Check this link to make sure you know the new provisions of this law and how to keep your children safe.