GECLC check 6.25.2020

Staff members of Flatwater Bank from left, Tanae Lauer, Nicole McFadden and Roni McNally, present Nichole Hetz, of the Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition, with a donation to the new Community Partners Program to support local early childhood efforts.

Every Nebraska community, business, and working family has a story. Recent events have shown us how important early childhood care and education is to the success of Gothenburg’s story. Early childhood caregivers and educators are an essential part of our community’s infrastructure, keeping parents working and the economy moving, while providing learning that is foundational for the future of our young children.

The Gothenburg Early Childhood Learning Coalition has created a “Community Partners Program” to allow community members to join in the support of local early childhood efforts that benefit everyone. Currently, 10 businesses and individuals have stepped up to become community partners, and GECLC is grateful for their support. These generous contributions are being used to promote quality early childhood experiences in Gothenburg through advocacy and education efforts, as well as support to providers and families.

Anyone interested in becoming a community partner can learn more on the GECLC website at or by contacting the GECLC coordinator at