Northern Early Learning Connection Partnership (NELCP)

Purpose statement for Northern Early Learning Connection Partnership: “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.”

The ELC Coordinator for the Northern region is Erika Fink

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. Erika works within ESUs 1, 8, and 17.

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.

Learn more about the NELCP here

The ELC Coach Consultant is Sara Ortiz

The ELC Coach Consultant supports coaches in coaching initiatives serving Birth to Kindergarten programs within Region 3 (ESUs 1, 7 and 8) of Nebraska. The ELC Coach Consultant observes and makes recommendations about effective practices where unmet needs/gaps or duplications of services exist in the Northeast Region of Nebraska.

They support early childhood coaches in environments and opportunities which promote the child’s growth and development for any of the developmental domains, (language and literacy, health and physical development, approaches to learning, social emotional development, creative arts, science, mathematics) by:

• Offering resources and strategies to staff to enhance coach-educator relationships, offers expert suggestions, and utilizes reflective practices in all meetings

• Assisting coaches in structuring meetings and observations with educators to work towards goals and meet program objectives

• Checking in regularly with coaches to offer support and guidance

PreK – 2 Professional Development Specialist is Kary Pfeil

Early Childhood MTSS Implementation Facilitator is Meagan Rodriguez – Serving ESUs 1, 7, and 8

NeMTSS Regional Lead (Grant) is Brooke Gerbers

NeMTSS Regional Facilitator is Casey Hurner

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

For more information, please see these additional documents:

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Early Learning Guidelines
Early Learning Guidelines
(Online Friday ELG)
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.

This publication was made possible by Grant Number 93.575 Child Care and Development Block Grant from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.