What is the Sixpence Program?

The Sixpence Program is designed to provide parents and soon-to-be parents the opportunity to bond and develop strong relationships with their children/unborn children, learn to be their child's first teacher, promote learning within the home environment, encourage and support curiosity within the child's play. Sixpence will serve as a resource for support throughout your child's first years.

Give your child the best possible start in life with Sixpence.

  • Sixpence will help you better understand your child's development with individualized visits.
  • The visits are 1 hour in length 2 or 3 times per month and are designated to meet the needs of your family.
  • You will be assisted with planning activities that encourage your child's growth.
  • You will be given the opportunity of socialization/parent education meetings that are offered monthly.
  • Sixpence staff will support you in educating and nurturing your child and will provide links to community resources.

Benefits to families and children birth to age 3:

  • Developmentally appropriate learning activities
  • Developmental screenings
  • Child emotional wellness screening
  • Nutrition education
  • Tips, technique and parenting skills support

Sixpence promotes family strength by recognizing individual values, encouraging teamwork and creating links in the community.

Who is eligible?

You and your child (prenatal to age 3) may be eligible for the Sixpence Program if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Your child was born prematurely or at low birth weight.
  • Your family's income qualifies you for participation in the federal, free or reduced lunch program.
  • As a parent you are younger than 20 and have not completed high school.
  • A language other than English is the primary means of communication in your home.

Contact Information:
Melissa Jantz
Preschool Principal
2500 W Norfolk Ave
Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 644-2501 

Heather Hirsch
Sixpence Family Facilitator
(402) 644-2501

Kerstin Ditter
Sixpence Family Facilitator
(402) 644-2501

Rachel Bauer
Sixpence Family Facilitator
(402) 644-2501