This year’s Nebraska Young Child Institute (NYCI) has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our conference speakers, attendees, and staff comes first. Please mark your calendars and save the date for June 28-29, 2022. 

Ticket Refunds:

You do not need to do anything to cancel your ticket. If you paid with a debit/credit card, then you will be fully refunded. The refund will come as a credit to the card that you used to purchase your registration. Refunds will be issued within the week and please allow 3-5 business days to process.

Hotel Room Block:

If you reserved lodging (at the LaQuinta Inn, Fairfield Inn, or Comfort Inn) under the NYCI room block, then your reservation will be automatically cancelled. You should still follow up with the hotel to confirm the cancellation.

Please stay healthy and safe and we hope to see you at NYCI 2022!


Cross-sector collaboration to deeply assess and respond to our communities' most pressing needs. Connect on issues to improve the outcomes of young children and their families.


This conference is for judges, county attorneys, caseworkers, parents attorneys, Guardians ad litem, CASA’s, EDN providers, Head Start personnel, school representatives, early childhood educators, home visitors, medical/health and mental health professionals, Foster Care Review Office, service providers, and family members. 


  • Expand Your Professional Network
  • Learn from Experts in the Field
  • Stay Informed about Programs Across Nebraska
  • Be Inspired
  • Choose from Six Breakout Sessions and Tracks
  • Dig Deeper with Intensive Sessions