New initiative in Cheyenne County looking for members

SIDNEY - The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation selected Cheyenne County to be a part of the new Communities for Kids initiative, a state-wide effort which supports young children, families and those providing their care.

The initiative is a multi-year planning and implementation initiative that was created in response to community requests for assistance with shortages of high-quality early childhood care and education programs. 

“Communities for Kids works closely with local partners to professionalize early childhood and reframe the conversation to one of workforce development and community vitality. Using a collective impact approach, the community will lead the way in this effort by determining their own needs and strengths.” Associate Vice President of Early Childhood Programs at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Marti McFadden Beard, said.

The program also assists in facilitating conversations among each community’s public and private organizations.  Communities for Kids also provides expertise, tools, and resources to the community to support the creation and implementation of solutions to childcare shortages.

The Communities for Kids initiative in Cheyenne County is currently looking for more community members to join. A meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at ESU #13 in Sidney. 

If you're interested or have more questions, please call Angie Borgmann at 308-765-8458, email at aborgmann@esu13.org, or visit www.CommunitiesforKids.org.

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