Welcome to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Early Child Development website!

This website is meant to connect those adults who play a role in young children’s lives to information and resources about early child development.

Since research suggests there are short and long term societal and educational benefits for investing in our youngest community members, it is critical that we understand how to parent, teach, encourage, and support our children in their early years to lay the foundation for learning and future achievement.

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Who can find this information helpful?

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Guardians
  • Child Care Professionals
  • Babysitters
  • Preschool Teachers
  • Early Elementary Teachers
  • Foster Parents
  • Caring adults involved in the lives of young children

As caring adults in young children’s lives we play a major role in setting the stage for lifelong learning, discovery and success. Therefore, UNL Extension is committed to providing research-based strategies to help you support the holistic development of the young child(ren) in your care.

So browse through our website! We hope you find it helpful and will refer us to others.