Resources


Autism Awareness – Information about autism spectrum disorders, planning & tools, health resources, legal rights, and more.

Be a STAR – Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect) was founded in April 2011 and its mission is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. Be a STAR promotes positive methods of social interaction and encourages people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right. As part of its mission, the alliance unveiled a free anti-bullying curriculum created by NEA HIN and True Educator, Inc. The teacher’s resource aide aligns with national education standards to complement existing mandated curriculums, and consists of nine lesson plans and video clips that teachers can access for free. The curriculum has been downloaded by more than 3,000 educators across the country.

Born Learning – Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Dan St. Romain – Dan is a national educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to educators K-12. Dan is passionate about helping individuals shift their perspective on behavior, understanding the best ways to provide support given the challenges posed in today’s society. He regularly presents on topics impacting school climate, brain-based instruction, developmentally appropriate educational practices and presentation skills. Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive and engaging, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior.

Dove Channel – Dove Channel was developed in response to caring consumers like you, who want to make informed choices when selecting entertainment.  New streaming technologies make it challenging to locate films that do not offend your sensitivities or violate your values.

First Five Nebraska -A child’s ability to learn is built upon a neurological foundation that begins before birth and is largely in place by age 5. The quality of a child’s earliest experiences, interactions and relationships physically shapes the neural architecture of the developing brain during those first five years. The strength of that architecture affects learning capacity and the ability to regulate emotions for the rest of the child’s life.

Gryphon House – Award-Winning Publisher of Early Childhood Resources – We currently have a backlist of nearly 200 titles, including beloved authors like Pam Schiller, MaryAnn F. Kohl, and Jackie Silberg. We are proud to be growing our list year after year. Each year, Gryphon House offers several new titles to help educators, caregivers, and parents give children the confidence to develop the skills necessary to navigate through life successfully.

Head Start – The Office of Head Start (OHS) promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through local programs. Head Start and Early Head Start programs support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5.

KaBOOM! – The national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.

Learning 4 Kids – The aim of Learning4kids is to create an online resource where parents, educators can find a useful box of activities and play ideas to do with their children that will also help promote learning and development that are FUN!!

NAEYC – The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. 

Playground Safety – The National Program for Playground Safety seeks to empower communities to create safe, inclusive, and high quality play areas for children. We do this through research-based advocacy and training.

Playworks – We are coaches, kids, teachers, parents, and supporters who believe in the power of play to make kids, schools, and communities stronger. On our playgrounds, everyone plays, everyone belongs, everyone has the opportunity to get in the game. Playworks coaches encourage kids to bring out the best in themselves and each other, and kids learn the value of fair play, inclusion, and respect. We are changing school culture by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build valuable social and emotional skills.

Rooted In Relationships – We recognize the fundamental power and importance of the earliest relationships in the lives of very young children. The initiative targets specific service systems and partners with communities to assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans to support the social‐emotional development of children, birth through age 8.

Start With A Book – To ward off the learning loss that many children experience over the summer, Start with a Book offers parents, caregivers, summer program staff and librarians lots of engaging ideas for getting kids hooked on reading, exploring and learning all summer long — and beyond.

Step Up To Quality – The primary goal of Nebraska Step Up to Quality is to improve early care and education quality and increase positive outcomes for young children. This will be done through informing parents about quality early care and education programs in understandable and measureable ways. In addition, it will improve teacher and director effectiveness through training and professional development, formal education and coaching. Furthermore, there will be an emphasis on strengthening the understanding and use of standards, assessment processes, and using data to improve quality. Nebraska Step Up to Quality will increase accountability for the public funds that are being used to support early childhood programs.

Teaching Strategies For Early Childhood – At Teaching Strategies we are dedicated to providing the most effective early education resources. Why? Because a child’s first 6 years form a critical foundation for her future successes. And we believe that early childhood educators play an important role as children’s door openers—in school and in life.

Too Small To Fail – Too Small to Fail aims to help parents and businesses take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five, so that more of America’s children are prepared to succeed in the 21st century.

WWE – Take Action Against Bullying – WWE is commited to end bullying and has created resources just for you.

Zero To Three – A national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.