NEW! 'Staying on Track' Mobile App: Every child is unique and differences in their rate of development can be expected. However, there are some guidelines to help parents and professionals determine how a child compares with others their age. Use our new "Staying on Track" app to track your child's progress and to also gain helpful information on early childhood development. This mobile application is available for free on Google Play and iTunes. Check it out!
A Time for You - Scottsbluff Caregiver Retreat
Take a break from your caregiving responsibilities - come to the 2013 Caregiver Retreat! Register early as space is limited! Tuesday, September 17th and Wendesday, September 18th, 2013.
Nebraska Home Visiting Partnership - Home Visitation Core Principles and Practices
The Nebraska Home Visiting Partnership would like to announce the Home Visitation Core Principles and Practices. The course includes seven modules which are available in an online format at no cost to participants. Learn more...
Title V / Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant - Public Input on the 2014 State Plan
The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announces several opportunities to voice your ideas, comments, and concerns on the Nebraska application for the 2014 Title V / MCH Block Grant. A statewide exchange of information and ideas helps guide our annual plan. For background and overview, download the Title V Info Packet (pdf) or visit www.dhhs.ne.gov/TitleV_MCH.
OSEP Visit 2011 – Part C Results
In September 2011, the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Special Education participated in a Continuous Improvement Visit with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Resources and updates on Nebraska’s efforts to improve the MDT evaluation rate of infants and toddlers referred through CAPTA have been provided here.
ARRA Summary of Activities Booklet: Review the many Nebraska Co-Lead State Initiative projects that IDEA Part C American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds helped bring to fruition.”
Part C of IDEA Finalized: The final Federal Regulations for Part C of IDEA 2004 (34 CFR Part 303), governing the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, were published in the Federal Register on September 28, 2011. These regulations are effective on October 28, 2011.
An html version of the regulations with targeted links can be accessed at http://federalregister.gov/a/2011-22783
A pdf version can be accessed at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-28/pdf/2011-22783.pdf (PDF: 804kb)
Side-by-Side Comparison of the 2011 Final Part C Regulations to the 1999 Regulations (2011) (PDF: 3379kb) - developed by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), its Division for Early Childhood (DEC, and the IDEA Infant Toddler Coordinators Association (ITCA). Links to subparts by chapter are also available. See related resources on our Part C Regulations Web page. (posted October 17, 2011)
The OSEP Spanish Glossary Project: Reaching a Consensus on Translations of IDEA - This webinar features the brand new web-based Spanish Glossary of IDEA Terms funded by OSEP and developed by the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ SPAN. Read more >>>
Nebraska Migrant Education Program
Finding and enrolling eligible migrant children is a cornerstone of the Nebraska Migrant Education Program (MEP) and its importance cannot be overemphasized. The Nebraska MEP is responsible for the proper and timely identification and recruitment of all eligible migrant children and youth in the State. This includes securing pertinent information to document the basis of a child’s eligibility. Ultimately, it is the state’s responsibility to implement procedures to ensure that migrant children and youth are both identified and determined to be eligible for the MEP. Find resources here.
A Family's Guide to Early Intervention Services in Nebraska
This document is for any parent who has a concern regarding the development of their infant/toddler or whose infant/toddler has health care needs. As a parent, you have rights under both federal and State Special Education Law that affect any services your child may be eligible for. This document will help explain some of those rights, the process and important contacts if you have questions. View "A Family's Guide to Early Intervention Services in Nebraska."
Resources and Training
Visit the Professional Development page for a list of education opportunities.
Nebraska Early Development Network Brochure
The Nebraska Early Development Network brochure has been updated. View the brochures.
National Child Count Data
View an interactive map of National Child Count Data.