Mission: To ensure that all young children and families have healthy, happy and productive lives by coordinating campus and community efforts around interdisciplinary evidence-based policy, practice, and research.

Vision: The Omaha metropolitan area will be an interconnected community of happy, healthy, and productive children and families.
     • Through the efforts of UNO in collaboration with its community, we will become a national leader in preparing early childhood professionals and policymakers.
     • UNO will be recognized nationally as a key home for informative expertise, resources, and assets around early childhood and child welfare.

UNO research on early childhood and child welfare is categorized in four areas: development, special needs, diversity, and play.

The UNO Early Childhood/Child Welfare Committee is involved in hosting the Early Childhood Education-Child Welfare: Play Research Symposium. To view their collection, visit here.

Visit the Buffett Early Childhood Institute website at https://buffettinstitute.nebraska.edu/


Browse the UNO Early Childhood/Child Welfare Committee Collections:



Foundational Documents


Special Needs