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.

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, Birth through age 3:

These voluntary guidelines are a resource for adults who care for infants and toddlers, and they serve as a companion to the Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines for Ages 3 to 5 published in January 2005.  We hope you find this document useful in better unsupportive ways you can promote the growth, learning, and well-being of children in your carederstanding 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 to offer some ideas as you                                    think about the many interesting and every day.

Nebraska Early Learning Guidelines, Ages 3 through 5:

These guidelines have been updated with more emphasis on meeting the diverse needs of children, new formatting for 

easier use, current research based recommendations, and strategies to support teaching with intent throughout the day.

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.

      Downs 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                      care, planned 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.