Projects & Outreach: Early Childhood Community Link

Early Childhood Community Link

People, communities, state agencies, colleges and universities are doing incredible things to strengthen early childhood programs across Nebraska. The Early Childhood Community Link (ECCL) is a resource center for state agencies and local communities to improve communication, to implement best practices, to identify gaps and barriers and to strengthen early childhood systems. Users can utilize a variety of search methods such as: location, funding type and ages served. The indexed programs include:

  • Care & Education
  • Community Assessments
  • Community Resources & Services
  • Professional Development
  • Initiatives & Projects
  • Community Planning Groups
  • Research
  • Family Organizations

Visit Early Childhood Community Link today!


Our mission

Is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.

Teenager with a baby

Children are extraordinarily precious members of society, they are exquisitely alert, sensitive, and conscious of their surroundings; and they are extraordinarily vulnerable to maltreatment or emotional abuse by adults who refuse to give them the profound respect and affection to which they are unconditionally entitled.
- Wisdom of the Elders, quoted in Kids Are Worth It, by Barbara Coloroso, ch. 1 (1994).