Community Well-Being

The Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition is committed to addressing community-wide challenges impacting early childhood in Gothenburg. While our primary focus is on early childhood care and education, we recognize that parents will always be the most important and formative factor in a child’s life. Parents have the most impact on a child’s emotional, social and cognitive development, regardless of the time the child spends in childcare.


The GECLC, in conjunction with Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, is already working on ways to support parents in their role of raising healthy children. A new childcare center will incorporate a Healthy Families Center, which will coordinate with public and private service providers to give parents easy access to tools and resources for them and their children. While the list of service providers is not final yet, resources intended to be offered will address physical, emotional, social, and behavioral needs of families, giving just another example of how “all means all” in Gothenburg. 

Your Generosity Can Make a Difference

The Gothenburg Giving Closet serves the youth in need in Gothenburg. The closet runs entirely on donations and is open to families by appointment to those who have been recommended.

Download this flyer to learn more about the donations needed and how your generosity can help the children in our community.

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Your Voice Can Make a Difference

The first step to effectively addressing community well-being is to determine what services are available, how accessible they are, and what gaps in service exist for our community's families. Join us to be a part of this conversation on Friday, January 31, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church Parish Hall in Gothenburg. Read the full Gothenburg invitation here.


The day's conversations will focus around the key areas of:

  • Basic Needs

  • Health Care

  • Child and Youth Safety and Development

  • Family Development


Nebraska Children and Families Foundation is sponsoring the day and will facilitate the discussion. Your voice, input, and engagement will be important to generate accurate information and future directions for the availability, quantity, and quality of resources for children and youth in our community. Online registration by Monday, January 27, is free but requested to help with material and lunch counts.

Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition

1001 Lake Avenue, Gothenburg NE 69138


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