Member Agencies

Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children, Inc.


Nebraska AEYC provides opportunities that promote excellence in early childhood for Nebraska’s educators, children, and families through education, advocacy, and leadership.


  • $27 provides recognition and appreciation materials to exceptional leaders of the early childhood community.
  • $70 provides 200 promotional pens which are distributed to child care providers during professional development opportunities.
  • $250 funds a "mini grant" provided to our chapters to support community-based activities during the annual Week of the Young Child.


S.W. graduated Summa Cum Laude at the end of the Spring 2022 term with her Bachelor of Arts in Education degree with an Inclusive Endorsement in Early Childhood from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She was first awarded a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship in the Spring 2019 term. She completed 88 credits while working full time as an assistant teacher at a public-school pre-k program in Scotia, NE.

She says, “Three years ago, I found myself waitressing at my local Pub & Grill. As I was taking a customer's order, she asked me what my plan was after graduating from Central Community College. I explained to her that I would continue to be a paraprofessional at our public school as I had no interest in furthering my education in fear of student debt. She said, ‘You should apply for the T.E.A.C.H scholarship. You would be a great candidate.’ I hurried home after my shift, did some research, and started filling out the application immediately! I had never looked forward to checking the mail, but let's just say I checked it every day for the next three weeks.

On the third week, I had received my acceptance letter and that is the day that truly changed my life forever. The T.E.A.C.H. scholarship has made it possible for me to pursue my passion in education. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to walk across the stage at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The program assisted me with 80% tuition and books, provided study hours within my work schedule, and always had the door open for a helping hand. I cannot thank this program enough and because of them, I will be teaching at Central Valley for the next two years!”



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Lincoln, NE 68508