Early Childhood Education
The goal of the Early Childhood Education Program is school readiness with an emphasis on building children’s skills through four main areas of development: Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Language and Physical Development. The program uses early childhood curriculum that ensures families play a meaningful role in their child’s education through family involvement.
Two Omaha locations
Early Childhood Education programs at Durham and Fontenelle target children of working families and students within the local community. Durham serves children 18 months to those entering kindergarten. Fontenelle serves children 6 weeks to those entering kindergarten.
4939 South 118th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
3549 Fontenelle Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68104
Providing safe & loving care since 1893
The Nebraska Children’s Home Society’s Early Childhood Education Program provides care for young children in a safe and effective learning environment. Our teachers are equipped to help children grow emotionally, socially, physically and academically in preparation for school readiness.
Early Childhood Education Curriculum
The program utilizes The Creative Curriculum®, a research and early childhood curriculum and the Teaching Strategies Gold® Assessment system, which focus on research-based objectives for early childhood development and learning.
Nutritious USDA approved meals and snacks are provided, including special dietary requirements for breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack.
Family involvement is a key component of the program. Families are encouraged to attend field trips, participate in activities, eat lunch with their child, or stop by to visit whenever they are available. The teaching staff works with families to facilitate consistency in every aspect of the child’s development by sharing daily experiences and providing early childhood educational materials and activities for home. Special activities are scheduled throughout the year for families to participate with their child, a well as individual meetings on the child’s progress.
In addition, families are provided with appropriate resources and referrals as needed.