Sixpence works to help caregivers and parents provide safe, stimulating environments that spark learning through meaningful interactions. By investing in the early years we ensure that children in Nebraska have the best opportunity to succeed in school and throughout life. We do this by sending a Parent Educator to your house, to coach and encourage you in learning more about child development.

Are you ready to make the biggest impact on your child’s life?

The Facts: Babies are born with all the brain cells (aka neurons) they’ll ever have — about 100 billion of them. But during the first year, those neurons will be connecting with one another double-time, creating trillions of synapses, which are the basis for your child’s understanding of the world. After just 12 months, your baby’s brain will double in size — at no other time will so many neuronal connections be made, so take advantage.

Do I Qualify for Sixpence?
You and your child may be eligible for the Sixpence Program if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Premature Birth or Low Birth Weight
  • Family’s income qualifies you for participation in federal, free or reduced lunch program.
  • You, the parent, are 19 or younger.
  • Main language spoken is something other than English
  • High School education has not been completed.

What does Sixpence Offer?

Personal Home Visits: Parent Educators come to your house, during a time that works best for you and individualize each session that is tailored to your goals and your child’s developmental needs. We share age-appropriate child development research and information, while helping parents address any of their parenting concerns and stresses.

Development Screenings: The parent educator will conduct screenings that assess your child’s overall development, as well as health, hearing and vision.

Family Social Hour: Monthly gatherings will allow families to meet and learn from each other. Family to family interaction is one of the most effective parenting tools we possess. We have fun games and prizes for those who come!

Parent Support Groups: Parents meet with a licensed mental health professional to discuss and learn strategies in parenting. Child care and incentives are given!

Child School Readiness: What does my child need to learn for preschool? How do I apply for preschool? Is my child socially ready to attend? Parent educators can help be your support, to get your child school ready!

Program Contacts:

Michaela Schweitzer, Sixpence Supervisor/Educator

Nicole Witthuhn, Early Childhood Educator

Jackie Chandler, Early Childhood Educator

Sixpence Office: 308-872-2503, Ext. 324
North Park Annex

1135 North H Street
Broken Bow, NE  68822

Early Childhood Program for prenatal to 3 years old
For parents wanting to engage and learn about their children.

Made possible by the collaborative efforts of
Broken Bow Public Schools
Central Plains Center for Services

“I feel like I have an awesome support system, and I am prepared to help my child for the greatest success in school.”
–  Sixpence Parent

Central Plains Center for Services

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