accent art

2020 First Quarter Statistics

Membership/Career Ladder Participation

As of March 31, 2020

7,333 active members

  • 612 NEW members during this quarter
  • 1475 RETURNING (renewing) members during this quarter

Current Members by Level:

Levels 1-3 (including the Pre-Level) are the non-degreed levels of the ladder. However, some members placing at these levels hold an AA degree or higher in another field but have less than 30 ECE credits (or other qualifying criteria*) needed to place at a degreed level of the ladder (Levels 4-7). The number of members at each level of the ladder with a Non-ECE degree is included in the last column of the following table.

*Other qualifying criteria are defined as 30 or more ECE credits, an ECE endorsement issued by the Department of Education or a Montessori diploma earned through an accredited program combined with a formal AA degree or higher.
Career Ladder LevelNumber Within Each LevelPercentage of Total Membership Members at Level with a Non-ECE Degree
Review/In Process - Level TBD00% 0
Certificate of Participation/Pre-Level*124516.98% 51
  Total percentage of members with less than 1000 hours of direct service (regardless of education and training)16% 
Level 1 356348.59% 210
Level 2133018.14% 308
Level 33234.4% 35
  Total percentage of members WITHOUT an ECE degree or other qualifying criteria to place at degreed level (Level 1- Level 3):71% 
Level 42793.8% 34
Level 54315.88% 104
Level 61451.98% 83
Level 7170.23% 12
 Change in Membership 
Total During this Quarter: 
Total percentage of members WITH an ECE degree or Non-ECE degree with other qualifying criteria 
(Level 4 - Level 7):
13%Change in # of Members 
with Non-ECE Degree During this Quarter:  
*Individuals placed at this level have applied for Career Ladder placement and are active members, but have not yet accumulated the 1000 hours of direct experience in the field of ECE necessary to place at a level.

A Closer Look at Career Ladder Levels:

  • 20% of all active members have an AA degree or higher (in any field of study). 
    Of this percentage: 
    43% have a degree in ECE
    57% have a Non-ECE degree
  • Of the 57% of members with a Non-ECE degree:
    72% place at Levels 1 - 3 (including Certificate of Participation/Pre-Level)
    28% place at Levels 4 - 7
  • 9% of all members placing at Levels 1 - 3 (including Certificate of Participation/Pre-Level) have a Non-ECE degree but less than 30 ECE credits (or other qualifying criteria) needed to place at the degreed levels of the ladder (Levels 4 - 7).
  • 77% of all members placing at Levels 4 - 7 have a degree in ECE. 23% have a Non-ECE degree with other qualifying criteria.
  • 17% of all members without a degree of any type on file have completed one or more ECE college credits (11% of all members). 32% of those who have completed some college, have completed 20 ECE credits or more.
  • 68% of ALL members have zero ECE college credits on record/documented*.
*Members are placed at levels based on the documentation provided to the Registry. Though difficult to determine the actual percentage, it is known that a number of members have submitted only what is necessary to become compliant with Child Care Licensing (in conjunction with mandatory participation), not what is needed to place at the level commensurate with their completed college courses/degrees in ECE.  As a result, it should not be assumed that members with zero ECE college credits on record/documented do not possess formal education beyond a High School diploma or that members at Levels 1– 3 (including the Pre-Level) do not possess higher education degrees.

Career Ladder Level Increases:

16% of members renewing their membership during this quarter experienced a Career Ladder Level increase. 

of MembersLevel Change
16Completion of a formal degree in ECE and/or other qualifying criteria.
156Accumulated the 1000 hours of direct service needed to place on the ladder.
23Within the same level (i.e., Level 1.1 to 1.2, 4.1 to 4.2, etc.)
29Level 1 to Level 2
7Level 1 to Level 3
1Level 2 to Level 3

Current Members by Job Type/Classification:

Job Type/ClassificationPercentage of Total
Direct Service
(Director, Lead/Asst. Teacher, 
Family Home Care Provider, etc.)
Indirect Service
(Early Childhood Trainer, Program Administrator, Higher Education Faculty, etc.)
(Unemployed, Student, Not Working in ECE, etc.)

Current Members by County:

CountyPercentage of Total
Carson City2.21%
White Pine0.57%
Out of State0.85%


Training Approval System

TRAINING Statistics:

The information below highlights the number of Registry-approved training sessions and online courses available during this quarter. It is important to note that a dip in the number of in-person training sessions offered during a specific period of time is not necessarily directly correlated to the number of approved trainers in Nevada. More likely, it is indicative of a growing trend for Early Childhood (ECE) educators to obtain much of their required professional development via online training organizations; especially when online courses are offered at low, or no cost.  As online options continue to increase and meet the needs of ECE educators, particularly in rural areas where training is typically less accessible, this trend will likely continue.  

In-Person Training Statistics

  • 519 in-person Registry-approved training sessions were offered during this quarter. 
    Of this total: 
    43% were open to the public*
    57% were offered in-house/not open to the public
*The Training Calendar only displays in-person training sessions that are open to the public. It should not be assumed that the events listed on the calendar represent all of the training available at any given time. As the numbers above highlight, nearly the same amount of training sessions were offered in-house/not open to the public (and therefore not posted to the website) as what was open to the public.  


Online Training Statistics

The Nevada Registry has entered into data transfer partnerships with ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) and ProSolutions Training to electronically import completed Registry-approved online training into the membership accounts of active Registry members. These imports occur on a weekly basis through a secure data transfer process. As a result, we are now able to report on the number of online courses being completed through these two organizations.   

  • ChildCare Education Institute
    Total number of CCEI online courses currently approved: 286
    Number of CCEI courses completed by active Registry members during this quarter: 1715
  • ProSolutions Training
    Total number of ProSolutions Training online courses currently approved: 161
    Number of ProSolutions courses completed by active Registry members during this quarter: 1789

Training Sessions by Core Knowledge Area (CKA):

Core Knowledge AreaPercentage of Total
Human Growth and Development10.59%
Positive Interactions and Guidance16.05%
Observation and Assessment3.21%
Environment and Curriculum26.81%
Health, Nutrition and Safety17.82%
Leadership and Professional Development10.43%
Family and Community Relationships6.1%
Management and Administration8.99%

TRAINER Statistics:

Total Number of Trainers: 219

The total number of trainers includes approved and registered trainers. Approved trainers fall into the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories and are subject to all initial trainer qualification and annual renewal criteria requirements. Registered trainers fall into the Conference Presenter, Sponsored Presenter, Organizational Representative and Compliance trainer categories and are NOT subject to the initial trainer or renewal requirements. 

APPROVED Trainers:151
REGISTERED Trainers:   68

Breakdown by Trainer Type:

A new improved training approval system was launched in January 2017. With it, trainer qualification and approval criteria was created. In 2020, the minimum educational criteria for Early Childhood (ECE) Trainers is an Associate's degree with 4000 hours of direct experience working with children (Level 4.2, 5.2, 6.2 or 7.2). An Associate's degree is also the minimum educational standard for NEW Topic Trainers. 

EARLY CHILDHOOD Trainers:    148
TOPIC Trainers:   


Breakdown by Trainer Category:

Total EARLY CHILDHOOD Trainers     148
Out of State0
Compliance 0
Conference Presenter*
Organizational Representative2
Sponsored Presenter23

Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria for Early Childhood Trainers 


Total TOPIC Trainers                                       71  
Out of State0
Conference Presenter*0
Organizational Representative           1
Sponsored Presenter4


Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria for Topic Trainers

*The Conference Presenter trainer category is a temporary status assigned to individuals presenting at a specific conference for a specific purpose. As a result, the total in this category fluctuates often. Because it is designed to support trainers for a single event, the Conference Presenter trainer category assignment is removed at the conclusion of the conference event for which he/she was registered.


Career Ladder Level of ECE Trainers:

Career Ladder LevelPercentage of Total
Certificate of Participation:N/A
Level 1N/A
Level 2N/A
Level 3N/A
Level 47.35%
Level 544.12%
Level 641.18%
Level 77.35%