REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Visit thrivingchildrenconference.com/2021 to register. The critical role that high-quality early childhood education plays in the ability of children, families, and entire communities to thrive is clearer than ever before. Please plan to join us online Sept. 27 for an exciting day of learning, sharing, and inspiration as community leaders from across Nebraska come together to focus on high-quality early childhood education and its connection to economic development and community vitality. This free conference is intended for community leaders, including those in education, economic development, child care, business, government, health care, higher education, and philanthropy. Attendees will learn about key research, program, policy, and outreach aspects of high-quality early childhood education programs and services and their important role in economic development. More than 700 local leaders, representing 100 Nebraska communities and 20 states, registered for this vital conversation at the 2020 conference. During live-streamed sessions and panel discussions throughout the morning, community members and experts will discuss challenges, share success stories, learn from each other, and develop plans for implementing and sustaining high-quality birth – Grade 3 care and education. Date and Time Thriving Children, Families, and Communities Conference (online) Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CT) Visit thrivingchildrenconference.com/2021 to register.