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Extension educator for Learning Child appointed in Box Butte County

September 22, 2018

Deborah A. Zuelow has been appointed as an extension educator based in the Nebraska Extension Office in Alliance.

Her appointment was announced by Jack Whittier, director of Research and Extension for the Panhandle. She is scheduled to begin her duties Oct. 1.

Zuelow will develop and deliver educational programs and resources as part of Nebraska Extension’s Learning Child Issue Team, made up of Extension professionals and other partners. She will work closely with parents, teachers, early childhood professionals and caregivers of young children.

Nebraska Extension’s Learning Child program is designed to help create environments and experiences for children up to age 5 that result in improved school readiness and enhanced social emotional growth and development.

Whittier said, “Having Deb join our team in the Panhandle in this important position will benefit young children and parents as children prepare for life. We are pleased that we were able to attract Deb to western Nebraska. Her experience and education in early childhood development will add to the University of Nebraska’s ability to educate and serve residents of the Panhandle.”

Zuelow has a master’s degrees from Doane College in curriculum and instruction and early childhood education, and a bachelor’s degree from Doane in elementary education and special education. Currently, she is a child-care director in Hastings. She also has teaching experience at several schools in Nebraska and Kansas.

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