Elevating Early Childhood

As a passionate network of advocates, Lincoln Littles raises opportunities for all children. Helping them gain access to quality care and education ensuring they are ready for school and a life of learning.

Lincoln Littles is transforming the landscape of early childhood by expanding high-quality choices and supporting families, early childhood providers, teachers, businesses and our community.

The collective work of Lincoln Littles helps “even the playing field,” especially at a time when brain development is critical – elevating early childhood for all of our children.

About Lincoln Littles

We believe all children have access to high quality early childhood care and education which lead to a more available workforce today and smarter workforce tomorrow. What started as 2,100 ideas to address the 2014 Lincoln Vital Signs findings, turned into a focused community agenda to lift Lincoln higher. That agenda, named Prosper Lincoln, was organized around these areas: Early Childhood, Innovative Workforce, Affordable Housing, Strong Neighborhoods and Civic Investments. People from all sectors of our city have stepped up to make Lincoln even better. Much has been accomplished. The next phase continues and deepens our focus on prosperity for all Lincolnites. Under the “Lincoln Littles” name, action strategies for Early Childhood include:

  • Promoting Step Up to Quality programs
  • Raising funds for early childhood scholarships
  • Developing a Lincoln Office for Early Childhood
  • Increasing quality, capacity, and sustainability


Contact Us

Anne Brandt, Executive Director



Suzanne Schneider, Associate Director