Join We Care for Kids Days each month!

Join We Care for Kids for monthly celebrations recognizing the importance of quality early childhood education in Nebraska.

March 2023

With more than 72% of Nebraska children under age 6 living in homes where all adults work, child care is crucial to the state’s economy. Child care and early learning programs support working parents on the job, allow businesses to recruit and retain talent, and help Nebraska’s future workforce develop skills for long-term success in school and life.

This month, We Care for Kids is highlighting the important link between a thriving economy and access to child care and early learning. We invite you to get involved in March and spread the word in your community with these simple steps.

How do I participate?

Any person, group, early childhood care and education provider, or organization can participate. Here are few ideas:

  • Join us for a town hall event on March 21 from 12-1 PM CT, in partnership with the Nebraska Economic Developers Association and First Five Nebraska, to hear from business and human resources leaders across the state about why Nebraska needs to prioritize affordable, quality early childhood care and education. You can participate by phone or watch via live stream on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up today to be dialed directly into the town hall event when it begins. You will also receive a reminder email with the livestream links if you want to watch the event on social media.
  • Nebraska Extension and We Care for Kids recently commissioned a statewide survey to gauge public support for early childhood education in Nebraska. We are excited to share the findings and invite you to join a public briefing of the results on March 22 from 12-1 PM CT. Register here.
  • Use this month’s toolkit to spread the word. Print the poster and post it in your office raise awareness about the importance of quality early childhood education. We also have new social media sharegraphics (square and rectangular) and sample post copy to share with your networks.
  • Make a statement in your community by asking local leaders to recognize Week of the Young Child (April 1-7). Our proclamation template makes it easy.
  • Download the We Care for Kids toolkit. Tailor these templates with personal stories about challenges faced by your community and why early childhood care and education is essential for Nebraskans. Send a letter to your local newspaper editor or personalize the email template to encourage others to learn more about this important issue.
  • Post the We Care for Kids video (English and Spanish versions available) and campaign information on your website and social media accounts.
  • Include a speaker to talk about the importance of early childhood education at your school, place of worship, or organization’s already-scheduled event.
  • Host a watch party or gathering at home; invite neighbors, family, and friends to talk about early childhood education in your own community, encourage everyone to get involved, and spread the word.

Register yourself or your organization as a We Care for Kids Day participant through the form below. Let us know what you have planned and how we can support you to make your celebration a success!