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A Beautiful Day is a virtual early childhood space designed to connect with children and families in Nebraska and across the world. We created this space as a way to share ideas, to foster learning and play, and to support caregivers experiencing physical distancing. We hope you enjoy playing with us! #abeautifuldayUNL 

We are deeply grateful for everyone who contributed to this project. Our inspiration came from Fred Rogers who said, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” It took a deeply committed and caring group to create and share these fun, creative, and playful videos. Thank you to David von Kampen for composing beautiful music for many of our videos which captures the spirit of Fred Rogers and to Ruby Miller (age 9) who created the sun picture for A Beautiful Day. For more ideas, check out Sesame Street's Caring for Each Other resource!

This project involves the following collaborators: Child, Youth and Families Studies, Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory, College of Education and Human Sciences, Nebraska Extension, and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute.


A Thank You to Our Heroes

Tossing and turning at night, wondering how to say thank you? Here's a fun approach to express your thanks to those who are instrumental in supporting us during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social Media Kit

Thank You Card Template

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Holly Hatton-Bowers Portriait.

For more information contact:

Holly Hatton-Bowers, Project Lead

Louise Pound Hall (LPH) 231T.1

hattonb@unl.edu