Welcome to the landing page for The Learning Child outreach programs.
- Use the links in above to access a variety of resources for Early Childhood Professionals and Families.
- Scroll down to find out more about our outreach programs.
For program information specific to Douglas and Sarpy counties, click HERE.
Look Who's Hatching
Look Who's Hatching is a new program available from Nebraska Extension for childcare centers and family childcare programs with preschool age children. The program was piloted in the Summer of 2015 in Douglas and Sarpy counties. In the summer of 2016, Lancaster county started offering Look Who's Hatching to programs in their area.
Look Who's Hatching starts with the concept of "What could be inside of the eggs?" The curriculum, which will be available in 2017, guides early childhood teachers through the process of introducting the eggs to the children. The program lasts approximately four weeks, but depending on the children's interests, the classrooms might explore oviparous (egg laying) animals for many weeks after the eggs are gone.
Childcare teachers and staff are encouraged to attend a two-hour workshop in the spring to learn more about the program and explore the curriculum. After attending a workshop, childcare providers are able to request an incubator and eggs for their classroom.
The current cost to bring this program to your site is $50
To get an idea about some of the projects that we are going to do in the Look Who's Hatching program, check out our Pinterest page by following the pin below.
Want to find out more?!
If you are interested in having your early childhood class participate in a program with Nebraska Extension's Learning Child Team, please contact Katie Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jaci Foged at email@example.com.
COMING SOON: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math) in Early Childhood Research Project.
This project will be kicking off in early Fall 2017. For more information about how to get involved, contact Katie Krause - firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Together Garden Project
The purpose of the Growing Together Garden Project is to increase young children’s healthy eating habits and to increase the amount of time they spend outside in natural environments.
Find out more here: http://child.unl.edu/growing-together-garden-project