All young Nebraska children are secure, healthy and successful! Our Mission is to provide leadership, resources, and professional development in support of high quality early childhood settings and effective parenting.

The Office of Early Childhood provides leadership, guidance and support to develop high quality environments for young children; promote equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight; facilitate state and community partnerships that address the needs of young children and their families; and, provide professional development, technical assistance and resources for personnel in early childhood care and education settings. This Office is part of the Nebraska Department of Education.