Northern Early Learning Connection Partnership (NELCP)

What is the NELCP?

“To build an effective, coordinated system for preparing, supporting, and recognizing the early childhood care and education workforce. In order to provide high quality programs for young children and their families.”

All areas of Nebraska are served by Early Learning Connection Regional Partnerships working to support professional development for early childhood caregivers/teachers in inclusive home, center and school-based programs.

These partnerships work collaboratively to achieve high quality, affordable, accessible training for all those who work with young children and their families.

The Early Learning Connection Partnerships are supported by the NDE offices of Early Childhood, Special Education, the Head Start State Collaboration Office and the Early Childhood Training Center.

Grant awards support a full-time, paid coordinator in each area to provide leadership in maintaining and expanding existing partnerships to continue to improve the availability and quality training.


The ELC coordinator for the Northern region is Erika Fink efink@esu1.org

For registration support or questions about scheduling for classes, Tracey Anderson tanderson@esu1.org may also be contacted.

For more information, please see these additional documents:

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Early Learning Guidelines
Safe With You
Getting Down to Business – Norfolk
NECPRS: Nebraska Early Childhood Professional Record System
Nebraska Pyramid Model
Management Training Program
CDA Training Series
Step Up to Quality

You can also view the Training Requirements in New Child Care Licensing Regulations, the DHHS required training checklist, or the NECLP brochure.

Early Learning Connection Partnership Map