Overall Policy Lever Score


Child care licensing minimally requires that directors have 3,000 clock hours of experience and 36 clock hours of approved training. Nebraska does not have a director credential program. Elementary principals are required to have a bachelor’s degree with pre-K coursework and experience. All staff, including administrative staff, must attend 24 clock hours of in-service training per year to receive one point. A bachelor’s degree is required for administrators of state pre-K programs.  There are two early childhood leadership degree program in Nebraska, but there are not any early childhood leadership academies.

Interesting Facts: Nebraska

  • A collaborative of superintendents from 11 school districts developed a P-3 initiative to address the needs of vulnerable children.

  • The Early Childhood Consortium of the Omaha Area provides training for early childhood administrators.

  • The University of Nebraska has created a new undergraduate degree program, a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Family Advocacy.