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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. 

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School Readiness Tax Credit

The School Readiness Tax Credit Act offers tiered financial incentives for early childhood professionals and child care businesses that participate in Step Up to Quality, Nebraska's child care quality improvement and rating system. Child care providers can find helpful guidelines on how to use the tax credit on the Step Up to Quality website. ​​



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 providers. Requirements and Instructions are listed below.

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