Quality Child Care

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Choosing Quality Childcare

Find childcare resources to help you make the best choice for your family. Learn about the five areas that play an important role in the overall quality of a childcare program.

Five Areas of Quality Childcare

  • Relationships
  • Health and Safety
  • Curriculum and Approaches To Learning
  • Learning Environment
  • Policies and Administration

Choosing Quality Childcare

Access to Quality Childcare in Rural Communities

What are the Child Care Needs in Rural Nebraska?

When rural communities lack access to affordable, high-quality childcare, there are significant implications for the viability of local economies and the well-being of children, families and their communities. Researchers partnered with rural communities to gain a clearer picture of their childcare needs, challenges, and opportunities. The information gained from this work will be used to help communities find sustainable, long-term solutions to meet the needs of diverse families.

Care Needs in Rural Nebraska Report

Study contact: Holly Hatton-Bowers, Ph.D. hattonb@unl.edu