2018 Nebraska Young Child Institute

Jun 26 2018 - 9:00am to Jun 27 2018 - 4:00pm

Younes Conference Center (416 Talmadge St, Kearney, NE 68845)

Registration is now open for the Nebraska Young Children Institute. 

Cost: $35 and includes lunch and snacks on both days of the conference. 10.91 CLE hours have been approved (Activity # 155693). 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.neyoungchildinstitute.com/  

Online registration is required to attend. Deadline: June 12, 2018. 

Pleanary Speakers will include:

  • Dr. Linda Gilkerson, Ph.D. - Director of the Irving B Harris Infant Studies Program & Executive Director of Fussy Baby Network
  • Dr. Rosemarie Allen, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Metro State Univ. and CEO, Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence  
  • Victor Rivas Rivers- Film Star, Best-Selling Author, Renowed Advocate for Violence Prevention   


A state-wide conference for multidisciplinary professionals to connect on issues to improve the outcomes fo young children. The goal is to address the needs of young children and their families from prevention to intervention. This conference allows time for a cross-sector collaboration to connect on the issues to deeply assess and respond to our communities’ most pressing needs.

What is the Focus?

Targeted areas include impact of trauma on the developing child, young child development, advocating for young children, maximizing systems for young children, evidence-based practices for at-risk young children, and early education. Additionally, experts from Nebraska and across the country will be sharing related information through over 40 presentations and breakout sessions. 

Who Should Attend?

Judges, county attorneys, caseworkers, parents attorneys, Guardians ad litem, CASA's, EDN providers, Head Start personnel, school representatives, early childhood educators, Home Visitors, medical/health and mental health professionals, Foster Care Review Office, service providers and family members.

Nebraska Young Child Institute Sponsors

Early Development Network logoNebraska Department of Education logoNebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children logoNebraska Children and Families Foundation logoBuffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska logoProject Harmony Child Advocacy Center logoNebraska Center on Children, Families, and the Law logoNebraska Head Start State Collaboration logoOmaha Early Learning Centers logo

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