Children and Family Services
Care for Nebraska's children and your business- find important resources to help you prepare and increase quality within your program.

More information about Federally Mandated State Law Now Requires More Comprehensive Background Checks for Child Care Workers will be next week.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Care for Nebraska's children and your business
Find important resources to help you prepare and increase quality within your program.

​​Important Announcements

2022 Child Care Subsidy Rates

Per the passing of recent 2022 legislation, child care subsidy provider rates for all licensed providers were increased from the 60th​ percentile​ to the 75th percentile of the Market Rate Survey (MRS) effective July 1, 2022. Subsidy rates will still adjust every odd-numbered year, per each biannual MRS. Rates will continue to be set at the 75th percentile through June 30, 2025. Rates may be less than the 75th percentile if your private pay rates are less than the Department's subsidy rates.​

Current rates can also be found on the Title 392 Guidance Document.​

DHHS Paying for All Fingerprints for Child Care

Effective May 16th, 2022, DHHS will pay the full cost ($45.25) of fingerprinting and processing for all child care providers, staff, and required household members through September 30th, 2023. 

Federal Mandate Requires National Criminal History Record Checks - Fingerprints for All Child Care Workers 

With the passing of Nebraska Legislative Bill 1185, this requirement now extends to License Exempt and In-Home Subsidy providers. 

Licensed providers can find information through Children's Services Licensing.

License Exempt and In-Home providers can find additional information under Background Checks.

​​Public LiveScan Fingerprinting Sites​​​​