Answers4Families connects Nebraskans with special needs to resources and support. We empower, educate, and strengthen relationships between human service agencies by developing online solutions.

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.

​Since 1949, the Nebraska DHHS Office of Oral Health and Dentistry (OOHD) has worked to improve the well being of all Nebraskans by promoting oral health through educational campaigns, increasing access to preventive services and reducing barriers to dental care. We assist federal, state and community programs to perform essential public oral health functions.

The Early Development Network-Babies Can't Wait can help you and your family support and promote your child’s development, within your family activities and community life. Nebraska’s Early Development Network supports children birth through three years of age who have special developmental needs.

Families CARE is a non-profit family organization providing services in Central Nebraska to parents who have children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges. We support parents as the most important voice in their children’s lives! Advocacy and support is provided by peers; parents who have lived experience to share with other parents.

Head Start-State Collaboration Offices [HSSCO or SCO] are charged with consulting broadly among early care and education systems at the federal, state, and local level. The state Head Start Association is encouraged to be engaged to support and inform state early childhood policies, plans, and processes

​​As a team, we support holistic life course development, from pregnancy through out adulthood. Life is comprised of events that positively and negatively impact a person. These events happen before conception, during and after pregnancy, and throughout all stages of life. Health occurs within a landscape of our interactions with environments, systems, services, and opportunity. The health care system is transforming. We help local communities support healthy outcomes, from pregnancy through out adulthood.

The Nebraska Association of Infant Mental Health (NAIMH) is a collaborative group of caring adults who have a common interest in the well being of young children and their families. NAIMH works to promote and support nurturing relationships for all infants; to provide a forum for interaction and study among professionals, students, and parents; to advocate for application of infant mental health principles for services to infants and young children and their families; and to distribute educational materials that promoted increased understanding of infant mental health issues.

System of Care is a framework for designing mental health services and supports for children and youth who have a serious emotional disturbance, and their families, through a collaboration across and involving public and private agencies, families and youth. It is a new way of doing business that brings together committed partnerships under one umbrella.

Nebraska ChildFind provides information to parents, school personnel, and service providers on child development and special education for children from birth (or date of diagnosis) to age 21. ChildFind also helps parents access information on rights and resources to help them advocate for an appropriate education for their child.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

Raising kids is hard. Its OK to ask for advice. We are a free, resource for parents with kids of all ages, who have any type of question regarding their child's behavior.

Providing support, training, and resources to improve the well-being of maltreated young children.

We are one of three medicaid plans serving Nebraskans.

The Office of Early Childhood provides leadership, guidance and support to: develop high quality environments for young children; promote equitable access to inclusive programs and services for all children from birth through age eight; facilitate state and community partnerships that address the needs of young children and their families; and, provide professional development, technical assistance and resources for personnel in early childhood care and education settings.

PTI Nebraska (Parent Training and Information) is a statewide resource for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs.


The Sixpence Early Learning Fund is Nebraska's signature effort to put our state's youngest and most vulnerable children on the path to success in school and life. Sixpence promotes high-quality early care and learning opportunities that help parents guide the healthy development of their infants and toddlers. As public-private collaboration at the state and local levels, Sixpence delivers efficiency, fiscal responsibility and measurable results for our investment in the next generation of Nebraska's citizens.

Step Up to Quality is here to help you find early childhood providers committed to quality care.

The Learning Child team with Nebraska Extension supports adults who play a role in young children’s lives providing information and resources about early child development. Adults play a significant role in setting the stage for young children's lifelong learning, discovery, and success. The Learning Child team is committed to working with you to support the development of young children in your care.