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Lincoln Public Schools Early Childhood Program prepares children for kindergarten and beyond.  Our comprehensive program allows us to partner with families to provide a solid educational foundation for children in the Lincoln Public School district.

Please note:  The Office of Early Childhood is now located at 300 S. 48th Street.  Please park and enter through the door (Door 2) on the north side of the building.

Our Philosophy:

We, as educators in the Lincoln Public Schools, believe the early childhood years are critical and exciting times in children’s lives. We recognize each child as a unique person with an individual pattern and rate of learning and growth. During these formative years, families, educators, and communities join together as educational partners to provide safe, caring, stimulating learning environments, which actively engage developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practices.

The Lincoln Public Schools Early Childhood Programs provide quality learning experiences to help promote growth of young children and their families. We do this by offering a variety of free quality programs from birth, including our student child learning centers, our birth-five early childhood special education services and half-day preschool with several options to best meet the needs of families.

All of the LPS preschool sites are staffed by certified teachers, the leading indicator of quality programming that holds to strict standards, and is research-based.  The curriculum also features the availability of an array of support services ranging from home visits to family events to screening referrals.  Click here to explore the comprehensive early childhood programs we offer at LPS.

Calendars

Understanding Your Parental Rights—A parent workshop for families of children ages birth to 5 led by the Department of Early Childhood

Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Don Clifton Professional Learning Center
710 Hill Street
Lincoln, NE 68502


Workshop Details Coming Soon

Cara Lucas-Richt
Director of Early Childhood

clucas2@lps.org
402-436-1995

Our Leadership Team

Monica Asher
Early Childhood
Student-Parent Program Coordinator
402-436-1968 | masher@lps.org

Alexandria Baruth
Early Intervention
Supervisor of Early Intervention Program
402-436-1675 | abaruth@lps.org

Tricia Phillips
Early Childhood – Preschool Program Supervisor
402-436-1996 | tphilli@lps.org

Shelby Watson
Early Childhood Budget Coordinator
402-436-1876 | swatson2@lps.org