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State of Early Childhood Education in Lincoln

Keynote Speaker: Jessie Rasmussen President, Buffett Early Childhood Fund
Panel Discussion: Anne Brandt, Executive Director, Lincoln Littles
Janice Anderson, Administrator, West A KinderCare
Diane Temme Stinton, CEO, TMCO

About the Speaker: Jessie Rasmussen’s career has focused on improving outcomes for children and families, first as an early childhood practitioner and administrator and later as a Nebraska state senator and state human services director in both Nebraska and Iowa. At the Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, she played an instrumental role in the development and passage of legislation that established a $60 million early childhood endowment funded through a public and private partnership. She is now president of the Buffett Early Childhood Fund, where she manages early childhood investments.