Our Partners

We have many amazing people and groups who have helped with the Stick Creek Kids Child Development Center project. We especially would like to thank these organizations for their exceptional guidance through this process.

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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. They do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults

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Communities for Kids partners with communities’ public and private entities to support and coordinate planning for access to high quality early care and education for all children birth through age eight. These partnerships are customized to address each community’s unique assets and needs—so each community can grow and prosper well into the future.


High-quality early childhood programs can have a lifelong, positive impact on young children and their families. Step Up to Quality helps early child care providers and educators recognize and improve quality.


First Five Nebraska is a team of professionals with combined experience in government relations, data analysis and strategic communications. They work to ensure that more of Nebraska's youngest, most vulnerable children begin life with the kinds of developmental experiences that set them on a path to becoming successful students and productive citizens.


The Central Community College Early Childhood Education program helps develop and refine teaching skills and learn new techniques through practicum experience while working under the supervision of a teacher in a child care facility or early childhood program.

We’ve also been able to partner with CCC Early Childhood Education Instructor Barbara Beck to assist us in preparing for our opening through the Return-to-Industry grant.


The vision of National League of Cities (NLC) is a nation where all cities, towns and villages are places where children reach their full potential, where families feel supported and can live safe, healthy lives.

NLC Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) is working with a cohort of six cities in Nebraska through the Nebraska Foundation for Children and Families. These cities include Grand Island, Gothenburg, Norfolk, Red Cloud, Schuyler, and Wood River.