early childhood network of excellence
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Early Childhood Services is Douglas and Sarpy Counties’ first comprehensive network of childcare providers dedicated to effective learning experiences for children through high-quality early care and education programs.

The Early Childhood Services enables childcare providers to continuously improve their programs without increasing costs for families by encouraging peer-to-peer growth and free training opportunities, as well as providing access to additional community resources.

Intensive coaching is available for programs enrolling as a Level One provider. A limited number of childcare programs receive concentrated involvement from Early Childhood Services including:

  • Intensive coaching from early childhood specialists
  • Mental health consultations for young children (if applicable)
  • Periodic developmental, vision and hearing screenings, as well as fluoride treatments
  • Access to enroll in the School Based Health Clinics
  • Tuition assistance for professional development
  • Parental engagement
  • Referrals to services for children with special needs