Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar!

February 15

TBD

Join us for our monthly board meeting, held in the Burwell Public Schools cafeteria or via Zoom, depending on local regulations. Meetings are open for public discussion.

February 26

5:00pm

Childcare providers: Join LVCI, 4 County Kids, & Sandhills First Steps for complimentary dinner and conversation preceding the "Pretty Fire" performance

February 26

6:30pm

A profound celebration of life, Pretty Fire challenges audiences to "listen, feel, and soar in joy!" Playwright Charlayne Woodard shares her experiences as a young African-American girl with stories of family and faith. The result is a powerful message of love and healing.

Offered as required education hours for licensed childcare providers.

Free to the public! Presented by Crane River Theater Company

 

Sandhills First Steps News

What’s Happening

Knee Joint Examination

Health Insurance for Early Childhood Educators

November 1, 2021

Money

Child Tax Credit: Helping You Understand

July 14, 2021

Snowman

Snow Much Fun Winner

March 13, 2021

USA Flag

Council for a Strong America Releases Video Showcasing Childcare Providers and Rural Nebraskans

February 24, 2021

Baby

Clothing Closet Adds Diaper Stop

January 8, 2021

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Future of Burwell Spotlights

December 31, 2020

 
Calendar

Project Timeline

This timeline is ever-changing as we make forward progress!

 
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Sandhills First Steps hosts first meeting

Fall 2019

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Accepted as a Communities for Kids (C4K+) community through the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation

Local site discussions for center begin

Community survey administered

Winter 2020

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Support baskets given to local childcare providers

Spring 2020

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Sandhills First Steps officially incorporated

Social media launched

Go Fund Me page launched

Sandhills First Steps logo designed

Community survey data released

Summer 2020

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Sandhills First Steps receives 501(c)(3) nonprofit status

Early Childhood Community Coordinators hired

Fall 2020

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Community introduction video filmed

Snowman decoration contest held

Website launched

Winter 2021

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Meet with local organizations and architecture firms

Spring 2021

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Community engagement and visioning session

Summer 2021

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Launch capital campaign

Fall 2021

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Break ground on new facility (or sooner, pending funding!)

Fall 2022

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Obtain DHHS license and hire staff

Spring 2023

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Complete building

Summer 2023

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Open to families

Fall 2023