Nebraskans speak about early care and education: Buffett Early Childhood Institute/Gallup Survey on Early Childhood Care and Education in Nebraska
The first eight years of a child's life are the most important time to influence his or her future. Birth to age 8 is a period of rapid brain development during which children acquire language, form relationships for the first time, build character, and develop cognitive skills. Decades of research have demonstrated that high-quality early childhood care and education can provide young children with a strong start in developing the skills necessary for success in school and life. Research indicates that investments in young children's learning and development can affect a community's future economic strength and well-being. These research findings guide the work of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. The Institute is committed to transforming young children's lives by improving their learning and development. In support of this mission, the Buffett Institute commissioned Gallup to conduct a statewide survey of Nebraska residents. The Institute's goal was to better understand Nebraskans' attitudes, beliefs, and knowledge about early care and education in the state. (author abstract)
Related resources include summaries, versions, measures (instruments), or other resources in which the current document plays a part. Research products funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation are related to their project records.
Nebraskans speak about early care and education: Buffett Early Childhood Institute/Gallup Survey on Early Childhood Care and Education in Nebraska [Executive summary]