The Nevada Registry office will be closed on Friday, May 19, 2017, in order for staff to attend the NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference in Las Vegas. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, May 22nd at 8:00 am. All phone calls and email messages will be promptly responded to at that time. 

If you're attending the conference, please be sure to stop by our table in the exhibit hall to meet and visit with the Registry staff!

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The Nevada Registry Blog

Tip of the Week: Registry Member in Another State?

With nearly 40 states now hosting registries, it's likely that more and more Early Childhood professionals moving to Nevada will have completed Registry-approved training in other states. Did you just move here from another state where you were a member of their Early Childhood Registry? If so, be sure to submit those out-of-state Registry-approved training certificates when you apply! Though they won’t be itemized individually in your account, they will most definitely be included in your total number of training hours completed. Welcome to Nevada! 

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Tip of the Week: Training Calendar Reminders

The Training Calendar is hosted by The Nevada Registry and provided as a service to the Early Childhood community. The training events found on the calendar are offered by approved trainers throughout the community. They are not sponsored by or offered by The Nevada Registry. If you see a training you’re interested in attending, please...

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Upcoming Office Closure

The Nevada Registry will be CLOSED on Friday, May 19th, 2017 in order for staff to attend the NevAEYC Conference in Las Vegas. Hope to see you there! 

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SNAEYC ECE Awards Banquet 2017: Celebrating Professionalism

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC) invites you to celebrate our field of professionals by joining them for a recognition dinner & awards banquet! It will be a night of fun and recognition for all of your hard work! They will also be raffling off prizes!  This event is sponsored by Lakeshore and The Nevada Association for the Education of Young...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Storytelling for Enrichment, Early Literacy and Fun!

CCEI is proud to offer LIT100: Storytelling for Enrichment, Early Literacy, and Fun! as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users.  Hurry...the offer ends May 31st!  

This course provides comprehensive guidance for incorporating storytelling into the early childhood environment. Participants will learn why storytelling is important for...

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Notice of Public Hearing at June 9 BOH

Changes address employee definition, ratios, complaint fees and other federal requirements.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State Board of Health will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to Chapter 432A of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC). This public hearing is to be held in conjunction with the State Board of Health meeting on June 9th, 2017. The NAC 432A regulation changes will...

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Tip of the Week: Ink Please!

Please use ink when completing your Membership Application or Update/Renewal Form by hand. From a clarity standpoint, it is imperative that the information is clear so it can be entered into your account accurately. Ink also scans better and creates a higher quality backup...

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Now Hiring - Las Vegas EPP

The Office of Early Learning and Development is now accepting applications for an Education Programs Professional (EPP) position in their Las Vegas office. The position is being hired as part of the Federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG). 

Must possess experience and education in early childhood education and/or child development including program leadership, teacher and leader professional...

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Tip of the Week: Payment Details

The Registry occasionally receives payments without any information about who the payment is for. If you are paying a fee for someone else via PayPal, please indicate the name of the person you are paying for in the “Instructions to Merchant” section. It is also helpful when writing a check on someone else’s behalf to indicate the individual’s name you are paying for in...

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Tip of the Week: Updated Policy Regarding Incomplete Applications

The policy for handling incomplete applications has been updated in an effort to increase the efficiency of the process. In the past, incomplete applications and/or renewal forms were held in our office for two business days while awaiting additional documentation. If the missing items were not received within this timeframe, the application/renewal form was returned via mail; resulting in additional...

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Tip of the Week: Planning Your Professional Development

Did you know that if you work in a licensed child care program, you are required to complete 24 hours of training each year? Avoid procrastinating! Try taking 2-3 hours of training each month. Taking training each month has many benefits: 1.) You will save money and time by selecting training that meets your needs both geographically and financially; you have more options when you have more time...

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Attention Approved ECE 4 and Topic Trainers with an Associate's Degree or Higher!

The Nevada Registry is excited to announce the creation of the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup. The workgroup is designed to help guide the ongoing development of The Nevada Registry's newly implemented trainer criteria, approval and qualification process.

The work of this group will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assisting in the development of alternative...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Topic Trainer Applications

Prior to 2017 The Nevada Registry did not collect/document information on Non-ECE/Out-of-State trainers. For this reason, when applying to become an approved Topic trainer (beginning January 2017), documentation must accompany your application when it is submitted. To apply as a Topic Trainer you must provide: 1.) Proof of a minimum of a High School diploma (submit college transcripts or degrees...

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Head Start State Collaboration Director Position

From from Patti Oya, NDE Office of Early Learning and Development:

Applicants must apply online.

Education & Information Officer – recruitment #31168 (will close on 4/26/17) This position works within the Nevada Department of Education...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Input from the ECE community is welcome via phone or in person.

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Tip of the Week: Completed Training

Please note that although you sign in on an attendance sheet and are issued a Certificate of Completion upon completion of any Registry-approved training you attend, that training is not automatically added to your Nevada Registry account. In order for the training that you’ve completed to be added to your Nevada Registry account, you must submit copies of your certificates each year...

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Tip of the Week: Calling All Directors and Corporate Managers

Did you know The Nevada Registry hosts a Job Board for the Early Childhood community? As an employer, you can post your current early childhood-related job openings FREE OF CHARGE! Many Early Childhood Educators visit our website which means the potential for more great applicants for your program. To access, just click on the

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Calling all UNR HDFS Students and Graduates!

The University of Nevada - Reno will be offering a post-baccalaureate program in early childhood education (birth to 2nd grade) licensure beginning Fall 2017. This fast-track 21- to 29-credit program is open to all College of Education graduates who hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies.

Learn More About It

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User Portal Enhancement = Great News for Approved Trainers!

Marking a training as "full" and cancelling a training just got easier than ever before!

You can now cancel a training and/or mark it as full from within your User Portal! Simply click on the ‘Trainings Delivered’ tab from within your account, find the training you need to make a change to and double click on the approval code. When the training details open, you will see...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Trainer Application

Because system-generated passwords are time sensitive, individuals initiating the trainer approval process are encouraged to do so only when they have set aside the time to complete it. If more than 48 hours passes between the time that you request an application and the time you begin completing your application, the password originally sent will no longer be valid and your password will have...

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Training Opportunities for QRIS-Participating Sites

Check out the Office of Early Learning and Development's upcoming trainings being offered to Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS providers!

Training Flyer

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We Want to Hear From You!

The Nevada Registry rolled out a new and improved training approval system in January of this year which includes criteria for the approval of trainers. Whether you are an approved trainer or a consumer of training, we’d like to know more about what you see as the biggest BENEFITS of increasing standards for the approval of trainers and community-based training in Nevada. Send us a message...

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NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference Scholarships Now Available

The Office of Early Learning and Development is pleased to offer scholarships for the May 18-20, 2017 NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference in Las Vegas: Inspire....Imagine....Ignite! To be eligible, applicants must be active members of The Nevada Registry and work in a QRIS-participating program. Don't delay! The application deadline is Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00 am.

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New Approved Training Icon Unveiled

We’re excited to announce that we have unveiled a new training-related icon to help trainers advertise their training as Registry-approved and to help consumers of training feel confident knowing when a training has been approved by the Registry/will count toward annual training requirements. Look for this icon on future certificates you receive.

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Attention Approved Trainers: Another New Feature Added to Trainer User Portal!

Approval confirmation emails already contain links to pre-filled training attendance/sign-in sheets and certificates, but now you can access those same documents from within your User Portal as well! This time saver means that you no longer need to call the Registry to request to have the approval email resent if you’ve deleted or misplaced the original email from our office because this&...

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Tip of the Week: Late Renewal Fee Reminder

The late renewal fee is only required when submitting an Update/Renewal Form 30 or more days past the expiration date listed on your certificate.  Late renewal fees submitted in error via check or money order will be returned in full. Erroneous late renewal fees paid via PayPal will also be refunded in full...

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The Nevada Registry is Going Paperless!

The Nevada Registry has begun the process of transitioning to a paperless system. What this means is that renewal reminder notices and Update/Renewal Forms will no longer be sent in hard copy via the postal service to members without an email address on file. For this reason, providing a valid/current email address when you initially apply...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Music in Early Childhood

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CHD100: Music in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of March 2017. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the importance of music in the early childhood years and the ways in which it can...

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2017 NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference - Registration Now Open!

The 2017 NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference is just around the corner!
THEME: Inspire...Imagine...Ignite!

DATE: May 19 - 20, 2017 (Pre-Conference May 18th)

LOCATION: Tuscany Suites and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada. Discounted group rate information is available on the NevAEYC website!

PRICING: Visit the NevAEYC website to learn about early bird, member, non-member, and our NEW...

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Upcoming Meeting of the QRIS Advisory Committee

The next meeting for the NV Silver State Stars Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) Advisory Committee has been scheduled for Friday, March 10, 2017. See agenda for details.

Agenda

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Tip of the Week: Incomplete Application Policy

Have you ever been frustrated about receiving your application back because it was incomplete or because you were subject to the late fee and only had two days to respond? Well, great news! We have changed our policy for incomplete applications and late renewal forms. We are no longer mailing your application back after two business days. Instead, we are now giving you up to 15 business...

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Drumroll Please......

We are excited to share that in just two short months, The Nevada Registry has approved 179 trainers (123 ECE and 56 Topic)! Congratulations to everyone who has already completed the new trainer approval and qualification process and thank you for being our partners in providing professional development to the Early Childhood community in Nevada!

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Early Childhood vs. Topic Trainer

A new trainer approval and qualifications process was launched in January 2017. Individuals seeking to become an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry may qualify as either an Early Childhood (ECE) Trainer or as a Topic Trainer; the biggest difference being that Topic Trainers are limited to provide training in topics specific to their area(s) of specialization, whereas ECE Trainers are not...

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Children's Week at Nevada's Legislature

Join the Children's Advocacy Alliance during the 2017 session to make children and families a priority during this year's Children's Week: School Readiness Day March 13-16, 2017. Children and families will have the opportunity to learn more about school readiness, make...

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New Features Added to the Approved Trainer User Portal

In our effort to continually enhance the new online User Portal, we have added two new “bells and whistles” allowing approved trainers access to even more information contained within their accounts.

The next time you log in to your trainer account, notice the two new tabs within your dashboard: Trainings Pending...

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Child Care Licensing Announces Revised Fingerprinting Form

Changes apply to small providers with FFN subsidy.

The Nevada Child Care Licensing unit is informing all currently licensed providers that the Consent and Release form for employee background fingerprinting has been revised. These revisions; however, apply only to those providers who care for fewer than 4 children and who receive a “friends, family and neighbors” (FFN...

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Trainer Tip: Attendance Sheets

As part of our ongoing process of transitioning to a paperless system, attendance/sign-in sheets should be submitted via email in PDF format to nevadaregistry@washoeschools.net. Please save and submit training attendance sheet(s) as a single attachment...

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD.

WHEN: March 9, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Tip of the Week: Is Your Email Address on File?

You’ve probably heard multiple times from us how important it is to ensure that a current email address is on file with the Registry. Email correspondence is the most frequent method used by The Nevada Registry to communicate with members and now that we are transitioning to a paperless system, it’s more important than ever! Please note that if you leave this field blank on your Membership...

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Trainer Tip: Topic Trainers

If you were previously a Non-ECE trainer now applying as a Topic Trainer, please submit any certifications, licenses, etc. that you may have, even if you believe you have previously submitted this information in the past. Approval decisions are based on the documentation submitted at the time of application.

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Tip of the Week: Reminders Regarding the Application Submission Process

  1. Make a backup copy of your Membership Application and/or your Update/Renewal form before mailing it to our office. This will save you a lot of time and energy in the event that you need to resubmit your application for any reason (i.e., incomplete application, delivery failure, etc.).
  2. NEVER send originals of any support documentation (i.e., official transcripts, certificates, diplomas...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Time Management Skills for Administrators

Child Care Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI770: Making Time! Time Management Skills for Administrators as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of January 2017. This course outlines effective time management skills for program administrators or directors, including...

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Introducing the New and Improved Training Approval System

Happy New Year from The Nevada Registry!

The new and improved trainer qualification and approval process has officially launched! We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our previously registered trainers who helped us test the system and make important changes during our “soft” launch. Your feedback and support throughout this process has been invaluable!

We...

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Trainer Qualification and Application Process Now Open to All

The trainer qualification and application process is now officially open to ALL individuals interested in becoming an approved trainer with The Nevada Registry. Regardless of whether you were a registered trainer in the past or if this is your first attempt at becoming a trainer, you will need to contact our office via email to request a trainer...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Training Plan and Objectives

Scheduling and delivering high-quality training takes time and intentional planning. There are many details and requirements that you will need to pay careful attention to, but by thoroughly preparing for your training session you can make it an engaging and educational experience for those attending. A training plan is an important part of the planning and preparation process and includes detailed...

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Tip of the Week: Going Paperless

As a reminder, The Nevada Registry will begin the process of transitioning to a paperless system in 2017. The first step in this process will be to switch to 100% electronic notification of annual renewal reminder notices. What this means is that paper reminder notices and forms will no longer be mailed via the postal service to members without and email address on file. Don’t miss out on...

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Trainer Qualification and Application Process Open on Limited Basis

The trainer qualification and application process is now open on a limited basis to to currently registered and active trainers. Currently registered trainers with training scheduled for January may contact our office via email at nevadaregistry@washoeschools.net to request a trainer application. The...

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Tip of the Week: QRIS Website

Did you know that the Nevada Silver State Stars Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) has a website? The website provides families looking for child care with profiles of child care providers located throughout Nevada to help them make more informed decisions about the type of child care program they would like for their program.

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Child Care Tip from State Child Care Licensing

Did you know that play areas that have been set up for  children set up in retail stores, shopping malls or any other establishment that offers an area where adults can leave their children at no charge are not regulated by state laws? This might be an extra consideration during the busy holiday shopping season.

Under state law (

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NevAEYC Conference Exhibitor Application Now Available

The 2017 NevAEYC Conference Exhibitor application packet is now available....

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Tip of the Week: FREE Initial Training Requirements

Did you know that Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) AND Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) are now both offered ONLINE, FREE of charge?  Both courses are offered by The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and can be taken at any day of the week, any time of the day from the comfort of your home. To access both courses, visit the Registry’s

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Multicultural Environment

Child Care Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI640: Creating a Multicultural Environment as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of December 2016. This course explains multiculturalism and anti-bias education. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be...

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New Trainer Criteria - Questions and Answers

A trainer qualification and approval criteria process has been developed as part of a new and improved training approval system slated to roll out in January 2017. From this point forward, all individuals wishing to conduct Registry-approved training to the Early Childhood (ECE) community in Nevada are subject to the new criteria and are required to apply to qualify as an approved trainer, regardless...

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Nevada Ready B-3 Needs Assessment Survey

Dear Early Childhood Educators and Professionals,

We are requesting your participation in a survey related to Birth through 3rd Grade efforts in Nevada. The State of Nevada Department of Education/Office of Early Learning and Development has contracted with Turning Point, Inc. and its partners—the National P-3 Center at the University of Washington; FirstSchool at the University of...

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Tip of the Week: State Child Care Licensing Resources

Did you know that State Child Care Licensing has a listserv AND a Facebook page! Both are great resources to help you stay current with child care regulations, child care related news in Nevada and beyond, current events and more. Be sure to check them...

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November 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. November 2016 statistics are now available.

Please note that beginning in January 2017, The Nevada Registry's program statistics will be posted on a quarterly...

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No Cost Online SIDS Training Now Available!

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has launched its second FREE online training titled, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).  This free online course discusses the definition of SIDS, steps to reduce the risk of SIDS and identify safe sleep practices. The course is interactive with reading content, viewing video, commenting and quizzes. Training is approved by The Nevada Registry...

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Tip of the Week: Cost Filter on Training Calendar

Did you know that there are many free and low cost trainings available to help you meet your professional development needs? While we never recommend choosing training based on cost alone, we do understand that increasing training requirements and tight budgets make cost a very realistic consideration. Start by choosing training that is aligned with the goals you’ve established in your

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Child Care Advisory Committee Seeks Group/Family Care Member

The Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee (CCAC) is seeking a new member to represent the Northern Nevada group/family care segment of the industry. Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by Dec. 19, 2016.

The CCAC meets at least quarterly and consists of no more than 11 members...

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Hearing for Child Care Regulation Changes Delayed

A hearing for proposed changes to Nevada’s child care regulations have been rescheduled from the Dec. 9 Board of Health meeting to the March 2017 meeting. Staff will review additional industry input before March 2017 hearing date.

The proposed regulations, which affect issues such as initial staff training requirements and child-to-staff ratios, generated a lot of industry feedback...

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New Trainer Criteria and Qualification Process - What to Expect

Excitement is building about the upcoming trainer criteria and qualification process, which is Phase 1 of a new and improved training approval system designed to create better outcomes for children. As mentioned in previous communications to registered trainers, the Registry team has been hard at work developing this new system and making sure that each new piece of the new application process...

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Northern Nevada QRIS Director’s Luncheon

Nevada’s Silver State Stars QRIS will be hosting a “STAR” Directors’ Luncheon in Northern Nevada on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Reno PDC.

See flyer for more information and/or to register.

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Tip of the Week: Annual Training Hours

Did you know that the ECE college courses you are taking can be applied toward your annual training requirements of Licensing? It’s true! A one-credit ECE college course is equivalent to 15 hours of child care training. In other words, you can take an ECE course at your local community college or university and meet your annual training requirements at the same time! Keep in mind that Licensing...

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August, September and October 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. August, September and October...

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Attention Trainers! New Trainer Criteria Unveiled

The Nevada Registry is excited to unveil the new trainer qualification process and approval criteria. This new process is the product of the hard work of The Nevada Registry team, our Trainer Criteria Workgroup, the Registry Advisory Committee and your feedback. The new requirements were developed with one goal in mind: to create better outcomes for children through the delivery of high-quality...

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Tip of the Week: Updating Your Membership Account

Have you wondered how often to send copies of your documentation (training certificates, etc.) to The Nevada Registry? Here's your answer! Documentation of competed training should be submitted annually when you receive your renewal reminder notice from the Registry via email (annual renewal dates correspond to your certificate expiration date). At that time, we will ask that you...

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Got Questions? We Have Answers.

Eager to hear more about the upcoming trainer qualification process and approval criteria? We are, too! We know change and the “unknown” can be tough, which is why we’re providing you with ongoing updates. The Registry team has been hard at work creating a framework of criteria all with the goal of creating better outcomes for children through the delivery of high quality training...

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Tip of the Week: Official vs. Unofficial Transcripts

The Nevada Registry accepts unofficial transcripts (i.e. copies of original transcripts, etc.) for Career Ladder placement. However, your name must be printed directly on the transcripts in order to be accepted (computer-generated). The Registry will not accept transcripts with handwritten names.

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Indoor Safety

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer  CCEI110A: Indoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of November 2016. This course introduces early childhood professionals to indoor safety standards in an early childhood setting...

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Tip of the Week: Career Ladder Level Changes

A common misconception upon renewal to The Nevada Registry is that an individual’s Career Ladder level will automatically change/increase because of continued employment in the field and/or participation with the Registry (i.e., one more year of experience/one more year of membership with the Registry). However, Career Ladder levels do not change based on longevity; rather, they increase...

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The Nevada Registry is Going Paperless!

The Nevada Registry will begin the process of transitioning to a paperless system in 2017. The first step in this process will be to switch to 100% electronic notification of renewal reminder notices. Currently, 92% of all members receive their first, second and final reminder notices electronically via email. The remaining 8% are sent a paper copy of the Update/Renewal form. Beginning in January...

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Welcome to the Newest Registry Staff Member!

We are excited to announce the newest member of The Nevada Registry staff; Timothy Lashley, who joins our team as a Data Entry Technician. Learn more about Tim by visiting the Staff page of our website. Welcome Tim!

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Tip of the Week: Registry ID Numbers

Have you ever wondered if you’ll be assigned a new Registry ID when re-joining The Nevada Registry after a lapse in membership? The answer is, no. When you initially applied to The Nevada Registry, a unique ID was assigned to your account.  This number remains your personal Registry ID number indefinitely, regardless of how long you’ve been a member and/or how long your account...

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Training Approval System Update - October 2016

Attention Trainers!

Last month, we shared with you some of the results from the survey we conducted. From that survey, we learned that the trainer community is truly engaged and interested in knowing more about the new trainer qualification criteria and improved training approval system, each step of the way.

In this month's update, we'd like to provide you with a sneak peek of...

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On-Call Childcare Providers Needed

Parent University On-Call Licensed Childcare Providers Needed

Who: Individuals that currently hold a License to provide childcare

When: On-call basis. Specifically, for Family Access Day Events scheduled for November 19, 2016 and February 25, 2017

Where: At Family Access Day scheduled at: University of Nevada, Reno (Joe Crowley Student Union).

Pay rate: $35.00 per hour...

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Child Care Licensing Launches Facebook Page

The Child Care Licensing program that licenses and inspects facilities throughout Nevada has launched a Facebook page and is inviting all providers and parents to like and follow it.

The page is located at https://www.facebook.com/nevadachildcarelicensing/ and will be regularly updated with news about Nevada child care regulation...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - The Read-Aloud Process

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer LIT101: The Read-Aloud Process: Building the Components of Literacy as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of October 2016. This course is about the preparation and skills a teacher needs in order to ensure that read-alouds in the early childhood...

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Tip of the Week: The Importance of Email Addresses

Did you know that email correspondence is the most frequent method used by The Nevada Registry to communicate with members? To ensure that you continue to receive important information and updates from The Nevada Registry, including renewal reminder notices, it is imperative that an accurate email address be on file at all times. To this end, please be sure to complete Section 1 of the Update/Renewal...

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Lakeshore Bus Tour at NAEYC Annual Conference

Are you attending NAEYC’s 2016 annual conference in Los Angeles, CA next month?

This year, NAEYC will be held in Los Angeles the week of Nov. 2nd through Nov. 5th, 2016 and if you and or colleagues you know are attending, Jon Bell (Lakeshore Regional Manager in Nevada) would like to invite you to a very special VIP tour taking place on Nov. 3rd to their Lakeshore Headquarters in Carson...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The next meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council will occur on Thursday 10/13/16 at 9 am. See the Meeting Agenda below for location information.

Meeting Agenda

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

The agenda includes a discussion of proposed state regulation changes related to child-to-staff ratios, initial training requirements and documentation. The CCAC meeting will address the next steps in the process and allow staff to provide updates, but is not an...

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Tip of the Week: CPR and First Aid Training

The individuals and businesses listed in the CPR Instructor Listing are those who have elected to advertise their services to help you continue to easily find CPR and First Aid training now that The Nevada Registry is no longer responsible for approving either topic. Please...

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Tip of the Week: Looking for Online Training?

Did you know that there are currently hundreds (over 1000 actually!) of Registry-approved online and distance learning options available on the Registry’s Training Calendar? Because online trainings are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, they are a great alternative for professionals with busy schedules and limited access to trainings...

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Upcoming Public Workshop

The Nevada Child Care Licensing section will hold a workshop on Sept. 30, 2016 at 9 am, providing an opportunity for child care providers and the public to give input on proposed changes, including changes to the initial training required for new child care workers and child-to-staff ratios. Among the suggested additional initial training topics are allergic reaction response, preparedness...

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Tip of the Week: Is my Registry File Automatically Updated after Attending a Training?

Not at this time. Even though you may have provided your Registry ID on the attendance sheet when you signed in at a recent training, that information is not automatically populated into your membership account with the Registry. Currently, the only way completed trainings can be added to your account is by submitting copies of your training certificates upon your initial application/annual renewal...

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CARING 4 Kids Modules RETIRED

The University of Cooperative Extension - Las Vegas (UNCE) is retiring their Caring 4 Kids modules that have been previously available throughout the state. The course information is being updated and moved to an interactive online format. 

As of October 31, 2016, the following trainings will no longer be available or considered Registry-approved trainings...

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Tip of the Week: Looking for Initial Required Trainings?

What’s the easiest way to find the initial trainings that must be completed within the first 90 days of employment? Search for specific topics under the “Initial Training Requirements” dropdown list on the Training Calendar. You can also conduct a broader search by County or Core Knowledge Area, but be sure to look...

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2016 Family Engagement Summit (Las Vegas)

The 2016 Nevada Family Engagement Summit will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

Educator registration is only $25 and parents can register and attend free of charge.

Educator Registration Flyer

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Wanted! Nominees for NevAEYC 2017-2018 Board Positions

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC), is seeking candidates for the following seven positions:

  • Treasurer Elect
  • Secretary
  • VP of Educational Development
  • VP Public Policy
  • Nomination Chair
  • Accreditation Chair
  • Conference Chair-elect.

If you are interested, please read the position descriptions on the...

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Trainer Survey Results Now Available!

In August 2016, The Nevada Registry invited registered trainers to complete a brief survey regarding the upcoming, improved training approval system. The survey was administered by KPS3 Marketing, and today, we are sharing the results with you!

  • We are thrilled by how many trainers participated in the survey - a total of 196; which equates to an impressive response rate of over 40%! </...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Food Allergies

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September 2016. This course provides an overview of food allergies and basic food allergy safety principles to employ in the early care setting. Upon...

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Infant Toddler Training Opportunity!

Please see attached flyer and application for an upcoming training series specific to infant toddler program educators provided by NDE Office of Early Learning and Development and ZERO TO THREE.  Training will be offered in Reno and Las Vegas. If interested, please submit a completed application.  Deadline to submit your application is Friday, September 23, 2016 by 5:00 pm.

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Tip of the Week: Policy and Procedure Training

The Registry does not approve training that is specific to the policies and procedures of a specific center for training hours. Training of this nature is typically included in basic orientation training and is a basic requirement under NAC 432A.320, but not part of the training requirements outlined under the regulations for initial and ongoing training requirements. The policies and...

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Tip of the Week: Basic Life Support and First Aid Training

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is a relatively short training course required of many health professionals to help revive, resuscitate, or sustain a person who is experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory failure of some sort. This could include a drowning victim, heart attack or stroke patient, or any scenario where breathing or heartbeat have been compromised. The primary skills taught...

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Upcoming Meeting of the NV Silver State Stars Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) Advisory Committee

The first advisory committee meeting for the NV Silver State Stars Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS) has been scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2016. See agenda for details.

Agenda

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Vacancies

The Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is currently seeking to fill two separate vacancies for a parent who receives child care services. The member can be a parent from either home home or center-based facilities. Please submit names for consideration by September 30, 2016.

More Information

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD.

 WHEN: September 12, 2016
 TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
 Washoe County Complex, Building A
 1001 East 9th Street
 Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Attention Trainers! CCDF Health and Safety Training Approval Notice

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings. As a result, a number of new health and safety trainings are now required as part of the CCDF Reauthorization. There are many sections of the new law, but as it relates specifically to professional development; all States...

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Tip of the Week: Where's my Registry Certificate?

Did you know that you are considered an active member of The Nevada Registry and in compliance with Child Care Licensing regulations for mandatory participation (if applicable) at the very moment you receive a membership confirmation email from The Nevada Registry? Though the current application processing time is approximately four weeks, the email you receive from our office...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Training Evaluation Form

Feedback is one of the best ways for you to determine what is working well in your trainings and to identify areas where additional growth could help to enrich the training experience for your participants. If evaluation isn't already a component of your trainings, feel free to incorporate this training evaluation...

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July 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. July 2016 statistics are now available.

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Tip of the Week: Replacement Documentation

One of the benefits of Registry membership is that a Career Development File is created on your behalf in order to warehouse all of the copies of training certificates and educational documentation (diplomas, transcripts, degrees) you submit when you apply and/or upon each subsequent renewal to the program. Should you ever need to replace lost or damaged paperwork, simply complete and submit a <...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The next meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council will be held on August 18, 2016 at 9:00. Please review the agenda for meeting locations.

Meeting Agenda

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Critical Thinking Skills

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer COG101: Critical Thinking Skills in the Preschool Environment as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of August 2016. The Critical Thinking course focuses on Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains and includes relevant classroom...

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New Child Care Trainings for Northern Providers

Check out the NEW schedule of trainings for (Northern) QRIS participating providers and a new series just for FAMILY CHILD CARE being offered by the NDE - Office of Early Learning and Development! 

June - December 2016 Training Flyer

Family Child Care...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Certificates of Completion

Each training approval confirmation email you receive contains links to a pre-printed certificate and attendance sheet associated with that particular event. The pre-printed Certificate of Completion contains all of the details of the training including the number of approved child care training hours, assigned approval code and a statement verifying when a course meets a specific licensing requirement...

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SNAEYC Mini-Conference - Save the Date!

Southern Nevada Mini-Conference Event hosted by SNAEYC!

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC) proudly presents their Save the Date flyer for the upcoming Fall 2016 Mini-Conference scheduled for October 15, 2016. It is titled, "The Foundation of Early Learning: Social-Emotional Development".&nbsp...

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RAEYC Early Recognition Event

Good afternoon child care providers,

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children is excited to announce their Early Childhood Recognition event to be held on September 24, 2016. Download the nomination packet. Details to register for the event are listed on the first page. Please nominate...

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Attention Trainers! Important Notice Regarding Training Approval

Please be advised that The Nevada Registry is in the process of creating a new and improved training approval system with changes slated to roll out in January 2017. As a result, the following changes are in effect as of September 1, 2016

  • 2017 training dates will not be approved. Please do not submit requests for any training occurring in 2017 as they...

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Tip of the Week: Document Management

The Nevada Registry does not maintain any physical storage of paper enrollment forms. Once a Membership Application and/or Update/Renewal Form has been data-entered, processed for Career Ladder level assignment and the certificate packet has been printed, the file is scanned and converted to an electronic record that is stored in a secure database. Following scanning and a thorough quality control...

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Announcing Our Newest Business Partner!

We are excited to announce that LuLaRoe with LoriLou - a fashion brand that specializes in women's skirts, dresses and leggings, is the newest business to join the Membership Benefit Program! Lori has graciously agreed to offer active members of The Nevada Registry a 15% discount and free shipping on every...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) - CANCELED

The next meeting (August 2, 2016) of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) has been canceled due to lack of quorum. If possible, the meeting will be rescheduled; otherwise, the next scheduled meeting of the ECAC is Oct 4.

Updated information will be sent through the listserv or check the ECAC Website at http://nvecac.com/

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Input Needed on Proposed Regulations

The Nevada Child Care Licensing (i.e. State Child Care Licensing) section of the Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has created a form to solicit input from providers on proposed changes that would implement several changes, including changes to the initial training required for new child care workers and child-to-staff ratios...

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Tip of the Week: You've Got Mail!

Did you know that email correspondence is the most frequently used method of communication by The Nevada Registry? Don’t miss out on important updates, opportunities and membership benefits simply because you don’t have an email address on file with us!

Look what you are missing:
• Immediate verification of compliance with Child Care Licensing
• Time-...

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Tip of the Week: Licensing Listserv

Did you know that the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (i.e., State Child Care Licensing) has a Child Care-specific listserv? It’s free to subscribe and by doing so, you will receive information that is timely and relevant to the child care industry, such as advisory group news, pertinent law or regulation changes, training and education, general news and announcements, etc...

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July 2016 Issue of the Child Care Chat Now Available

The Nevada Child Care Licensing Program’s quarterly newsletter, Child Care Chat, is now available online!

Readers can get the latest issue by clicking on the graphic at the top of the page, in addition to reading previous issues archived below it. The July 2016 issue is now available...

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Tip of the Week: Document Your ECE Accomplishments

Currently, there is no mechanism in place to automatically notify the Registry of completed degrees, training, or certifications. As a result, your Career Ladder level is reflective of the highest level of education and training that you have submitted during the application/renewal process. For instance, if you earned your high school diploma but have never submitted a copy of...

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June 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. June 2016 statistics are now available.

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Successful Transitions with School-Age Children

The ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer SCH104: Successful Transitions with School-Aged Children as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of July 2016. This course presents recommended strategies and practices for easing different types of transitions...

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Leadership Opportunity in Northern Nevada

Dear Early Childhood Center Leader,

The Office of Early Learning and Development is excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in a Leadership Series designed specifically for directors and owners of early childhood education programs.   The purpose of this Leadership Series is to support you as a center leader...

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Tip of the Week: Bloodborne Pathogens vs. SOI

Signs and Symptoms of Illness (SOI) training; also commonly referred to as Communicable Diseases/Infectious Diseases, is required within the first 90 days of new employment. Licensing regulations stipulate that SOI training must also include Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) as part of this training. As a result, all SOI classes submitted to the Registry must include BBP in order to be approved.

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Upcoming Office Closure

The Nevada Registry will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in honor of Independence Day. All calls, emails and faxes will be responded to on Tuesday, July 5th. 

Happy 4th of July!  

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Reminder: Upcoming SNAEYC ECE Awards Night

The annual SNAEYC ECE Awards banquet will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016.
 
This year the Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children wants to honor everyone that attends this celebration! ALL attendees will receive a Certificate of Recognition for their hard work. In addition, they would like to recognize one featured staff member from every facility. They...

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Low Compensation Undermines Quality

The U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services released a last week that shines a spotlight on the gap in pay for early education teachers – 97 percent of whom are women – and the impact that inequity has on schools’ ability to attract and retain experienced, high-quality staff with higher levels of education. Among other things, the report found that while education...

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Tip of the Week: Release of Information

Why does The Nevada Registry ask for a Release of Information on the Membership Application and Update/Renewal Form? By checking the box on the form, you grant The Nevada Registry permission to release your name and contact information to organizations that would like to notify ECE professionals of upcoming training events, special offer/events, membership prizes, limited scholarship opportunities...

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Tip of the Week: Looking for CPR and First Aid Training?

Even though CPR and First Aid trainings are no longer listed on the Registry’s Training Calendar, you can still easily find a CPR instructor available to meet your professional development needs in the topics of CPR and First Aid using the CPR Instructor Listing. Businesses...

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Current Application Turn Around Time

The Nevada Registry recently completed Partnership Eligibility Review (PER); an accreditation-like process through the National Workforce Registry Alliance whereby policies and procedures were reviewed, updated, created and aligned with best practices for registries. One of the biggest changes that came about from this process is related to how college...

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Tip of the Week: Why Can't I Fax or Email my Application/Renewal Form?

Every membership application and renewal form is scanned and digitally archived into a secured database. This not only reduces the amount of physical storage needed to warehouse membership files, it makes document retrieval easier and reduces the impact of a catastrophic event such as fire. For this reason, the physical paperwork that comes to our office must be of the highest quality possible...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills

The Child Care Education Institute is proud to offer CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of June. This course emphasizes the central role of speaking and listening skills in the development of communication and early literacy skills. Through successful...

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May 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. May 2016 statistics are now available.

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Focus Group for Families

 

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) and the Clark County Library District have partnered up to conduct a 1 hour Focus Group for parents/grandparents of stay at home children 0-5 yrs old at Stupak Community Center on Thursday, June 9th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Parents are to RSVP by calling the NICRP office...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Programs!

Congratulations to the Wells FRC - First Street, Sunrise EHS West Campus and Sunrise EHS North Las Vegas for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated programs in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates a commitment to quality...

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Tip of the Week: ECE College Courses

Did you know that ECE courses completed at the college-level can be applied toward your annual training requirements for Licensing? One college credit is equal to 15 clock hours of training so by completing a single 3-credit course in ECE, you can meet and exceed your requirements for the year. Be aware that courses must be related to ECE in order to count towards your training requirements. Please...

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FREE Trainings from the Office of Early Learning and Development

The Las Vegas Office of Early Learning and Development is offering FREE training in 2016. View the July - December 2016 training schedule for a list of the course offerings as well as information about how to register.

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Nevada Ready! B-3 RFP Opportunity #2108

The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide technical assistance and guide the development of an implementation plan, conduct a pilot study of the model in high-needs areas across the state, and develop and implement a professional learning series on the Birth – 3rd Grade (B-3) model that incorporates...

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SNAEYC ECE Awards Banquet - Save the Date!

Help the Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC) celebrate all of the great work you are doing for the early childhood community!  Join them for a night of fun, food, and recognition at the annual SNAEYC ECE Awards banquet on Friday, July 15.

This year SNAEYC wants to honor everyone that attends this celebration!  ALL attendees will receive...

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Tip of the Week: Registry Membership Demographics

Have you ever wondered about the average age of Registry members, the average salary earned or how many members have a degree in ECE? Answers to these questions can be found in any of our annual reports. Check out the most recent annual...

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Important Notice Regarding CPR and First Aid Training



As of June 1, 2016:

CPR/First Aid training will be recognized by Child Care Licensing and The Nevada Registry for Career Ladder placement ONLY when it is taken from an instructor issuing an official certification card from one of the...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The next meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is scheduled for June 13 and 14, 2016 at 9 am. 

Meeting Agenda

For additional information and meeting handouts, please visit their website at http://nvecac.com/

Please note: this two-day meeting will be held in Las Vegas and not video...

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Tip of the Week: Follow the 2-Hour Rule for Training

A good rule of thumb to follow with regard to your ongoing professional development is to complete at least 2 hours of training each month throughout your training year. Doing so will ensure that you end the year with the 24 hours of required training you need for Licensing (it really is as simple as that!). Waiting until the end of your licensing year to complete all of your annual trainings can...

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Upcoming Office Closure

The Nevada Registry office will close at 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2016 and will be closed all day on Friday, May 20, 2016 in order for staff to attend the NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference. Regular office hours will resume on Monday, May 23rd at 8:00 am. All phone calls, faxes and email messages will be promptly responded to at that...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Transportation and Field Trip Safety for Child Care Centers

The Child Care Education Institute is proud to offer ADM103: Basic Transportation and Field Trip Safety for Child Care Centers as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of May 2016. This course presents recommended practices and policies for the safe, developmentally appropriate transport...

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Tip of the Week: Membership Status Verification Email

Do you need to verify that you are an active member of The Nevada Registry but have misplaced your Certificate of Achievement? If so, don’t pay $10 for a Replacement Certificate packet – especially if you will be renewing soon! Instead, contact our office and ask for a membership status verification email. This email will be sent to the email...

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April 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. April 2016 statistics are now available.

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New FREE Resource for Child Abuse and Neglect Training

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is excited to offer a new FREE online training titled, “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect”. This training is approved by The Nevada Regsitry for two hours and can be taken to meet the initial training requirement of Child Care Licensing in this topic. 

Participants sign up online, complete the course...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Adult Learner Disengagement

According to Constant Hine, author of "Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences" these are some common indicators that adult learners are not engaged in a learning experience:

  1. Learners are hesitant to interact with you or peers.
  2. Learners do not care — leaning back, arms crossed, putting hands on heads, etc.
  3. Learners do not ask questions about the material...

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Registry Staff Update

Today we said farewell to Debbie Walter who has accepted a new position with the Washoe County School District. Congratulations Debbie, and thank you for your 8 years of service with The Nevada Registry! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

To ensure a seamless transition, please forward all email correspondence to our main company...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Input from the ECE community is welcome via phone or in person.

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Tip of the Week: Payment Submission

When sending a payment to The Nevada Registry, please paper-clip it to the corresponding document. This is particularly important when submitting multiple membership/renewal forms in the same envelope and will ensure that the payment is accurately applied to the correct account.

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March 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. March 2016 statistics are now available.

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DEC NevAEYC Pre-Conference Day

The Nevada Division of Early Childhood (DEC) proudly presents Jennifer Kilgore, "Leave It To Beaver, The Brady Bunch, or Modern Family: Providing Team-Based,
Culturally Responsive Practices that Honor Family Diversity in the 21st Century" in conjuction with the upcoming NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference.

When:
Thursday
May 19, 2016
8:00 am—4:30 pm
Nevada AEYC Preconference...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Training Attendance Sheets

Please remember to submit your training attendance sheets to The Nevada Registry within 7 days of the training ensuring that the approval code, date, name of training, trainer name, location of training and the total number of attendees are all indicated in the designated boxes on the form. Please also be sure to indicate the number of pages when there multiple sign in sheets for the same training...

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Attention Family Child Care Providers in Southern Nevada!

You’re invited to attend a Southern Nevada Family Child Care Network Meeting and Training Combo on Saturday, April 23, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Click here for details.

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Tip of the Week: Certificates of Achievement

To maintain the confidentiality of our member's information, membership Certificates of Achievement are mailed to the mailing address on file, not to a place of employment. If an employer requests a copy of the certificate in order to verify compliance with mandatory participation for Licensing, it is the responsibility of the individual to provide that information to his/her&nbsp...

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Child Care Focus Group (Reno)

A message from Patti Oya, Director of the Office of Early Learning and Development, Nevada Department of Education:

Attention Northern Nevada Child Care Center Owners and Directors!

You are invited to a Focus Group on Improving Quality of Child Care - June 16 at 11:00 at the Hyatt Place in Reno. One purpose of the focus group is to get your opinions on quality...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Managing Stress in the Classroom

The ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer SOC102: From Chaotic to Calm: Managing Stress in the Classroom as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of April. This course is designed to provide an understanding of childhood stress and will give information, activity ideas, and...

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Clearance Process Emails from State Child Care Licensing

A message from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Child Care Licensing Program:

State Child Care Licensing has begun emailing all background-related correspondence effective March 2016. Facilities will receive memorandums such as:

  • Clearance Memorandums
  • Denial Memorandums
  • Under 18 Memorandums

It will...

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Transportation Safety

The Federal Government has implemented new requirements regarding the safe transport of children. The attached flyer published by Child Care Licensing is intended to help you know what they will be looking for during future monitoring visits.

Informational Flyer

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Tip of the Week: Change of Employment

A lot can change in the year between renewal dates with the Registry, including your place of employment. If you have changed employers, transferred to a different location and/or changed positions, you do not have to wait to inform us until your annual renewal; instead, let us know now by submitting a Change of Employment Form</...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The next meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 9 am.  Please see the attached agenda for meeting locations.

For meeting materials, please visit the NECAC website.  

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Tip of the Week: Statewide Job Board

Are you are Director needing to hire new staff? Maybe you are a child care provider looking for a new position? The Nevada Registry Job Board is THE place for you! Free to both employers and job seekers, the Job Board offers ECE programs a place to advertise positions to the Early Childhood community in Nevada and is a great...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their latest issue of the "Child Care Chat". This issue includes important reminders about outdoor play areas, an update on the newly rolled out online system, a surveyor spotlight, information about the Child Care Advisory Council, ideas for Week of the Young Child and more!

Read the April 2016 </...

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NevAEYC Conference Registration Now Available

Registration for the 2016 NevAEYC Early Childhood conference is now available. This year's conference, "Leadership from Within" will be held May 19 - 21, 2016 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. Use the link below to access the conference registration website.

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2015 Annual Report Now Available!

The Nevada Registry’s 2015 Annual Membership and Training Approval System Report is now available.  Having just wrapped up our 11th year of operation, we are more excited than ever to share this year’s growth with you because not only have we reached higher membership totals than ever seen before, we also successfully...

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Nevada Legislative Interim Committee on Education

On Wednesday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m., the Children's Advocacy Alliance is presenting on early childhood education at the Nevada Legislative Interim Committee on Education. We are reaching out to early learning advocates to support these efforts by:

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Texas A&M AgriLife Courses

Please note that online courses offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office are NOT approved by The Nevada Registry. Though numerous invitations have been extended for the program to submit their courses for approval in Nevada; our office has been informed that these courses were developed specifically for ECE professionals in their state (Texas). As such, they have chosen not...

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Tip of the Week: Training Calendar Searches

Use the drop down menus on the Training Calendar to help you find trainings to meet your professional development needs. You can search by County, Core Knowledge Area, Price, Initial Training Requirements and/or Online/Distance Learning Options. Keep in mind that the more search criteria you select, the narrower the results will be. For instance...

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New and Improved Training Approval System Coming in 2017

The Nevada Registry is already gearing up for 2017! 
 
We have been hard at work evaluating the current requirements for our training approval system, and are planning to roll out enhancements in 2017. These changes may include different ways to qualify trainers providing training to the early childhood education community. As we explore these updates and make decisions about...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Input from the ECE community is welcome via phone or in person.

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NevAEYC Conference Scholarships Now Available

The Office of Early Learning and Development is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) Conference May 19 - 21, 2016 in Reno, Nevada.

Professionals who are current members of The Nevada Registry and working in a Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS early childhood program in Nevada are eligible...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Programs!

Congratulations to UNR Early Head Start Nelson Center (Comstock) and UNR Early Head Start Nelson Center (Nelson) for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated programs in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates a commitment to...

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Nevada Ready Preschool Development Grant Update

The first year of the Nevada Ready! Preschool Development Grant has ended. As reported by Patti Oya, Director of the NDE Office of Early Learning and Development, the PDG State Staff and the Sub-grantees are doing a wonderful job providing new and expanded pre-k seats with wraparound services to low-income families. 

Nevad Ready...

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Tip of the Week: Staff/Membership Listings

Attention Directors!
Did you know you can request a current staff list from The Nevada Registry? This handy document contains a list of the individuals who have reported your center as their current employer on their Nevada Registry application/renewal and includes each person’s membership status as well as their certificate expiration date. Providing you with this information helps us...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Art in the Preschool

The ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer CCEI760: Rainbows and Rembrandts: Including Fine Art in Young Children's Programs as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of March. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the development of aesthetic appreciation...

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Tip of the Week: Updated Membership Forms

The initial Membership Application and the Update/Renewal forms have recently been updated. Please recycle all previous versions of the forms you have on hand and begin using the most current versions of both forms immediately (dated Sept. 2015 in the lower right hand corner...

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Have You "Liked" Us on Facebook Yet?

Remember, everyone who “Likes” our Facebook page by March 31st, will be entered into a drawing to win one of two paid registrations to the upcoming NevAEYC Early Childhood State Conference being held in Reno, May 17-19, 2016 (a $200+ value)!* What are you waiting for? “Like” our

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NevAEYC Seeks Board Member

The NevAEYC board is seeking candidates to be appointed to the NevAEYC board to complete the 2016 term of the VP of Educational Development.  The current VP of Educational Development has resigned.  If you are interested in being considered for this appointment, please complete the application form and return to

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February 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. February 2016 statistics are now available.

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New Resource Available for ECE Students at TMCC

A new library resource designed especially for Early Childhood Education majors at Truckee Meadows Community College is now available. This link will take you to the new library guide, with many great resources to help students be successful in their studies. From the “Getting Started page” you can check out the...

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ECE Courses Available at TMCC

The ECE Program at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) is offering several Saturday and online courses that are still available for the Spring semester. These courses are starting a little later in the semester so there is still time for students to enroll and earn in-service training hours or credit. Courses available:

ECE 126 - Social/Emotional Development of Infants/Toddlers<...

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Tip of the Week: Training Sign-In Sheets

When attending training, please make sure to sign yourself in on the attendance sheet. Never allow anyone else to sign your name for you. Sign-in sheets are used to verify attendance and allow trainers to reproduce Certificates of Completion if needed. Child Care Licensing staff also occasionally use sign-in sheets to verify whether an individual was present at a particular training if there...

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Like Us on Facebook and Win!

The Registry's Facebook page is full of great information for members. Each week, we post at least one tip about how to improve your experience with The Nevada Registry as a member or as a registered trainer. We also share industry-related news as it happens and connect you to great local and national Early Childhood-related resources, programs...

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NevAEYC Exhibitor Packets Now Available

Conference Exhibitor Packets are now available for the upcoming Early Childhood Conference being held in Reno, May 19-21, 2016.

Registration Packet

Questions? Contact Kayelynn Ogden

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January 2016 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. January 2016 statistics are now available.

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Vacancies

The Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is currently seeking to fill two separate vacancies with parents who receive child care services. The members can be from either home or center-based facilities and will each serve a four-year term. Please submit names for consideration by March 4, 2016.

More Information...

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD.

WHEN: March 7, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Funding Opportunity

Smart from the Start is seeking early childhood education or Head Start centers which offer a Pre-K program to apply for a $20,000 cash grant!

The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity in their classroom. Ten second prize $2,500 cash grants will also be awarded. Deadline...

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Registry Membership Reaches a New Milestone with 6600 Active Members!

Thank you for making early childhood your chosen profession and for being part of the professional development system in Nevada! Together, we are elevating the ECE profession to new and exciting heights!

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Generational Differences in Training

In her book, Best Practices for Training Early Childhood Professionals, Sharon Bergen addresses the importance of considering generational influences in training.

  • Baby boomers "tend to value authority figures and subject matter experts. They are more familiar with the trainer-as-lecturer approach to instruction and may be reluctant to engage in training games, simulations, and...

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NDE Summer Institute Call for Vendors

The Nevada Department of Education is looking for vendors to set up informational booths, supply give-away/raffle items, sponsor lunches (or snack items) for the 4th Annual Summer Institute: Connecting Nevada’s Initiatives through Literacy and Sustainability being held on Wednesday, June 15 & Thursday, June 16, 2016.

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Southern Nevada AEYC 2016 Spring Mini Conference

Registration for the Southern Nevada AEYC 2016 Spring Mini Conference is now open!

Save the Date

The SNAEYC Spring 2016 Mini-Conference will be held at CSN – Cheyenne Campus on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The conference will be held from 9am-5pm (with registration/check-in beginning at 8am). Lunch will be included in your...

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Registry Advisory Committee Member at Large Position Now Open

The Nevada Registry is currently seeking to fill a Community Member at Large position on the Registry Advisory Committee for 2016.  This is a voluntary, 1 year position that provides the unique opportunity for one professional of the ECE community to actively participate as a member of the Registry Advisory Committee. This volunteer position is open to any active member of...

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Tip of the Week: Foreign Degrees

Did you earn your degree in another country?
Because it can be costly to have your foreign coursework/degrees translated and evaluated, you should only consider doing so if the coursework you have completed is in Early Childhood or a related field (Non-ECE coursework/degrees will not affect your Career Ladder level). Please also ensure that the evaluation report will include verification that...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Nutrition and Fitness Practices

The ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer NFS100: Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Fitness Practices as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of February. This course offers ideas for promoting healthy eating and active play in the early childhood environment. This course...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Programs!

Congratulations to Caughlin Club Kidz (Reno), Bright Beginnings (Stateline) and Acelero Head Start (Reynaldo Martinez - Las Vegas) for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated programs in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates...

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Upcoming Office Closure

Please note that The Nevada Registry will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents' Day. All calls, emails and faxes will be responded to on Tuesday, February 16th.

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Tip of the Week: Expedited Postage

Remember, you will be charged a late renewal fee only if your application is received 30 or more days beyond the expiration date listed on your Certificate of Achievement. Please do not incur the unnecessary cost to expedite your renewal form. Even if your renewal will be late, the late renewal fee of $25 is often less than the cost of expedited postage.

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Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking - Free Training

The Lake Tahoe College Foster & Kinship Care Education program is offering a training regarding the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Training is being held 3 separate times in Lake Tahoe during the month of March. Training is free to the community.

More Information

* Not approved for child care training hours.

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Tip of the Week: Online Professional Development Plan


You must be an active member of The Nevada Registry in order to create or update your online Professional Development Plan.

  • When creating a new account, you will need to enter your Registry ID and the email that is listed in your membership account.
  • To access your PDP account in order to update it, you will need to enter your...

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Leadership Training in Elko

The Elko County Early Childhood Council, in partnership with Great Basin College and NevAEYC, is hosting a free training on February 26, 2016. “Ethical Leadership and the Early Childhood Professional” is Registry-approved for 4 child care training hours.

Interested in attending? Click here for more information...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The next public meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9 am.

Meeting/video conferencing locations are listed in the attached agenda.

For additional meeting materials, please visit the NV ECAC website.

Please note the change in the...

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Now Accepting Vendor Applications for the Early Childhood Expo

The Carson City Early Childhood Advisory is hosting the second annual free Early Childhood Expo on Saturday, March 5, 2016. This event is free to vendors.

If you're interested in participating, submit your Vendor Registration Form today!

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Tip of the Week: Career Ladder Re-Evaluations

Have you recently completed college coursework in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a degree in ECE or a related field? If so, be sure to submit your transcripts as soon as the grades are posted and/or the award date of your degree is listed so that your Career Ladder level can be re-evaluated at NO CHARGE! Transcripts must be submitted within 2-3 weeks after the transcripts are updated in order...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their latest issue of the "Child Care Chat". This issue includes information about their new online licensing system, tips on facility cleanliness, a surveyor spotlight and ideas for keeping kids moving during the winter.

Read the January 2016 issue now.

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Silver State Stars QRIS

Nevada’s Silver State Stars Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is offering training to center administrators and owners interested in improving the quality and marketability of their programs.

Training is free and Nevada Registry approved.

Training Dates and Registration Information

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NevAEYC Call for Proposals

2016 NevAEYC Conference: Leadership from Within
May 19-21, 2016
Atlantis Resort, Reno, NV

NevAEYC is now accepting conference proposals for the 2016 Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children - Early Childhood Education Conference! 

Proposals are due no later than Friday February 12, 2016, with notifications being sent out March 4, 2016...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Please join the meeting to provide input.

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Tip of the Week: College Transcripts

The Nevada Registry accepts official transcripts, unofficial transcripts and/or copies of grade reports which list (at a minimum) the institution name, the person’s name (must be printed directly on the transcripts/computer generated*), class titles, credit hours and grade(s) concurred. Class scheduled are not accepted to document formal education. Transcripts with hand-written names are...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Technology and Digital Media in ECE

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer CHD103: The Child's Digital Universe: Technology and Digital Media in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of January. This course presents the latest research and recommendations regarding children's use of technology and digital...

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Save the Date!

Save the date for this upcoming professional development opportunity focused on family engagement (scheduled for March 2016). Registration information coming soon.

Event Flyer

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Tip of the Week: Money Order Payments

When submitting a payment via money order, money gram or cashier’s check, please ensure that it is made payable to “WCSD - The Nevada Registry” AND that it is signed. The bank will not accept money orders, etc., that are not properly endorsed. As a result, any payments that are rejected by the bank will be returned...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The Child Care Advisory Council will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

Meeting Agenda

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Tip of the Week: CPR and First Aid Training

Per licensing regulation NAC432A.326, CPR must be provided by a certified instructor from one of these five nationally/internationally recognized agencies: American Heart Association, American National Red Cross, Medic First Aid International, EMS Safety Services or the American Safety and Health Institute. If the CPR instructor for the training you are considering will not be issuing an official...

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Focus Groups: Using Assessment Data to Improve Early Childhood Teaching

The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is receiving technical assistance from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) on Using Assessment Data to Improve Early Childhood Teaching.  As part...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Missed Instruction Time

It is the professional responsibility of training attendees to arrive to training on time and to remain present for the entire training. Please remember that anyone who was not present at your training and/or who missed more than a total of 15 minutes due to late arrival or early departure should not be issued a Certificate of Completion. We recognize that this can be a difficult conversation to...

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Upcoming Office Closure

As a reminder, The Nevada Registry office will be closed Friday, December 25, 2015 - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 for the holidays and to complete year-end processing.

Attention Trainers!
Training approval requests will not be accepted during this time. Please submit all training approval requests for the month of January to our office by noon on Thursday, December 24th to...

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A Note to You

During this special time of year, we want to thank you. Thank you for being a part of The Nevada Registry.

Whether you’re a member, a registered trainer, Advisory Committee member or a community/business partner, YOU have played an important role in growing the Registry into what it is today. We’re immensely grateful to have the opportunity to recognize the professional accomplishments...

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Tip of the Week: Hours Worked Per Week

When completing your Membership Application or Update/Renewal Form, please be sure to include a specific number of hours worked per week* as well as a start date for each position you are reporting. This information is necessary to process your application and to ensure...

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Interesting in Learning More About the CDA?

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (Las Vegas) is presenting a workshop on Saturday, January 9, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12 noon for those who are interested in the CDA process. This workshop will consist of an orientation to the Child Development Associate (CDA) process and provide an in depth overview of the Professional Portfolio. The fee is $15.00 per person. Not approved for child care...

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Licensing Regulation Review Workgroups - UPDATE!

The Nevada Child Care Advisory Council continues to facilitate a 10-year review of the State Child Care Licensing regulations, but please note that the format going forward has changed.

Initially, five distinct regulation review workgroups were convened to conduct this review through a series of individually scheduled meetings focused...

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Tip of the Week: Ongoing Professional Development

The Nevada Registry frequently receives questions from members about whether or not trainings can be repeated year after year. Although the determination to accept repeated trainings is ultimately the decision of Child Care Licensing; from a professional development perspective, we encourage you not to repeat trainings. It will be a much better investment of your time and money to...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI – Basic Health and Hygiene

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer HLTH104: Basic Health and Hygiene Practices for the Early Childhood Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of December. This course provides basic...

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Family Childcare Network Annual Report

The Southern Nevada Licensed Family Childcare Provider Network (SNLFCPN) just released their first annual report. Read all about the network and everything they accomplished during their foundational year.

Annual Report

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Online Licensing Services

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is now offering online licensing services.

Read all about it!

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Tip of the Week: Incomplete Application Email Notification

A confirmation email is sent by The Nevada Registry every time an application or renewal form is received. If an application is incomplete upon receipt, and missing two or fewer items, a 2nd email will be sent. The incomplete email will clearly state what is needed to complete your application and is the quickest way to become compliant with Child Care Licensing for mandatory participation. You...

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Updated Membership Forms

The initial Membership Application and the Update/Renewal forms have recently been updated. Please recycle all previous versions of the forms you have on hand and begin using the most current versions of both forms immediately (dated Sept. 2015 in the lower right hand corner...

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Licensing Workgroup 2: Caregiver Training CANCELLED

A workshop (3rd in the series) will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 10am - 12:00pm to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.306-432A.326
regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306-432A.326 pertain to: Requirements for caregivers* completion by caregiver...

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November 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. November 2015 statistics are now available.

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Upcoming Office Closure

The Nevada Registry office will be closed Friday, December 25, 2015 - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 for the holidays and to complete year-end processing.

Attention Trainers!
Training approval requests will not be accepted during this time. Please submit all training approval requests for the month of January to our office by noon on Thursday, December 24th to ensure timely processing of your...

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2016 ECAC Meeting Schedule

The 2016 meeting schedule for the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) is as follows:

  • February 2 (video)
  • April 5 (video)
  • June 13 and 14 (face to face Las Vegas)
  • August 2 (video)
  • October 4 (video)
  • December 6 (video)

Meetings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 am.  Please visit the Nevada...

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Licensing Workgroup 4: Staffing Requirements

A workshop (3rd in the series) will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 1pm - 3pm to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.520-432A.546, regarding Staffing Requirements in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520-432A.546 pertain to: General requirements and requirements for field trip*replacement of absent caregiver...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Programs!

Congratulations to the UNR Child & Family Research Center and Sweet Dreams Academy & Childcare for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated programs in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC)

The next public meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 9 am.

Meeting/video conferencing locations are listed in the attached agenda.

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct

The National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) Code of Ethical Conduct is a document that explores some of the ethical dilemmas faced by early childhood adult educators and discusses ways to best address those issues. This is a great tool to add to your training toolbox!

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Tip of the Week: Return to Sender

Mail that cannot be delivered to a physical address is returned to our office. Be sure to list your mailing address (PO Box, etc.) on your application/renewal forms to The Nevada Registry to ensure that you receive all of the important correspondence being sent to you!

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Upcoming Office Closure

Please note that The Nevada Registry will be closed on Thursday, 11/26/15 and Friday, 11/27/15 for the Thanksgiving holiday. All calls, emails and faxes will be responded to on Monday, November 30th.

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NAEYC 2016 Institute Call for Proposals Now Open

The National Association for the Education of Young Children is now accepting proposals for the 2016 National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development. The Institute is scheduled for June 5 – 8, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland and the theme is: “Early Learning...

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FREE Trainings from the Office of Early Learning and Development

The Las Vegas Office of Early Learning and Development is offering FREE training in 2016. View the January - June 2016 training schedule for a list of the course offerings as well as information about how to register.

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Upcoming Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Child Care Advisory Council being held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM. 

Meeting Agenda

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Training Certificates

Each training approval confirmation email you receive contains links to a pre-printed certificate and attendance sheet associated with that particular event. The pre-printed Certificate of Completion contains all of the details of the training including the number of approved child care training hours, assigned approval code and a statement verifying when a course meets a specific licensing...

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Licensing Workgroup 3: Facility Staffing

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 10am - 12pm to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.340-432A.430 regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.340-432A.430 pertain to: Information to be provided by parents and maintenance of record for each...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Mentoring

ChildCare Education Institute  is proud to offer ADM108: The Mentoring Process: Developing Professionalism from Within as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of November. This course examines the many benefits...

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Licensing Workgroup 1: Standards and Operations

A workshop (3rd in the series) will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240-432A.304, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240-432A.30 pertains to the following: Change of ownership*construction or remodeling...

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Tip of the Week: Digging Into Data

Did you know that each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to our membership, Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System? Statistics dating as far back as 2009 can be found by clicking on the “About” tab on the home page of our website. We invite...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Center

Congratulations to High Desert Montessori’s Infant-Toddler program for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated site in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement with exceedingly higher...

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October 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. October 2015 statistics are now available.

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Licensing Workgroup 4: Staffing Requirements

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 1pm - 3 pm, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.520-432A.546, regarding Staffing Requirements in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520-432A.546 pertain to the following: General requirements and requirements for field trip*replacement...

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Attention Registered Trainers in Clark County - SIDS Train the Trainer Workshop Coming Soon!

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will be offering a SIDS Trainer the Trainer Workshop on November 10, 2015 at the Extension office in Las Vegas. See the attached flyer for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact Cathy Peshlakai at (702) 257-5661 or by email at peshlakaic...

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Tip of the Week: Transcripts Required

Frequently, college diplomas do not specify the name of the degree earned. For this reason, when submitting documentation to verify completion of a degree, the Registry requires that you include copies of your transcripts with the name of your degree listed rather than just a copy of your diploma. Diplomas submitted without degree names listed will be documented in your account, but credit for...

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Licensing Regulation Review Workgroups: Meeting Calendar (REVISED)

Updated 12/16/15
Please note that the workgroup meeting schedule originally posted is no longer valid. All individual workgroup meetings have been cancelled. The regulation review will continue, but rather than continuing to conduct individual meetings for each workgroup, the regulation review process will now occur during a series of monthly meetings conducted by the Child Care Advisory Council...

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Licensing Workgroup 2: Standards and Operations

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.306-432A.326, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306-432A.326 pertain to the following: requirements for caregivers* completion by caregiver of training for recognition...

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Tip of the Week: Making a PayPal Payment?

If you are making a PayPal payment on behalf of someone else, please be sure to note the individual’s name in the comments section of the payment form. Doing so ensures that payment is accurately credited to the individual’s account in a timely manner and further expedites the processing of an individual’s request for a replacement certificate, Career Ladder re-evaluation and/...

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Change of Personnel Form

Please review the updated Change in Personnel Notification Form. As a reminder, this form must be submitted to Child Care Licensing within 24 hours of hiring/termination.

Contact your Surveyor with any questions.

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Leadership Training Opportunity

Attention Southern Nevada Child Care Center Directors and Owners!

The Nevada Dept. of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is pleased to offer an exciting leadership training opportunity.  The Leadership Series is designed to support you as directors and owners in your work developing staff and improving their teaching practices.  Working with TNTP, participants will...

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Licensing Workgroup 1: Standards and Operations

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240-432A.304 regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.240-432A.304 pertain to the following: Change of...

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Licensing Workgroup 5: Additional Requirements for Certain Facility Types

A workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.435-432A.485 regarding Additional Requirements for Certain Facility Types for Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes NAC 432A.435 – NAC 432A.485 pertain to the following

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Tip of the Week: Child Care Advisory Council

Did you know that there is a Child Care Advisory Council that works collaboratively with the child care industry? The Council makes recommendations to the Bureau Chief or designee to the Administrator of the Division of Public and Behavioral Health concerning a) educational strategies for providers...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released another great issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the October 2015 issue now.

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Tip of the Week: Incomplete Applications

Has your application been returned to you? Applications submitted without sufficient documentation to place on the Career Ladder are considered incomplete and will be returned to the mailing address on file (we do not keep copies of any incomplete/returned applications). Be sure to re-submit your original Membership Application, the

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Licensing Workgroup 3: Staffing Requirements: Number of Children

A workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 10 am - 12 pm, to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.340-432A.430, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.340-432A.430 pertain to the following: Information to be provided by parents and maintenance...

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SNAEYC Mini Conference

The SNAEYC Fall Mini-Conference, Nevada's Evolving ECE Landscape, is scheduled for November 14, 2015. Register today.

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September 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. September 2015 statistics are now available.

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Tip of the Week: Out of State Training

Did you know that there is a process in place for obtaining Registry approval for conferences and/or trainings that are being offered out of state? Contact the Registry to request the form you need to complete and submit at least 2 weeks PRIOR to attending the conference/training. You must be an ACTIVE member of the Registry and supply us with your...

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ECAC Public Meeting - CANCELLED

The next public meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will be held on October 6, 2015 at 9 am. Meeting/video conferencing locations are listed in the attached agenda.

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Licensing Workgroup 2: Standards and Operations

A workshop will be held on On Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 10 am - Noon, to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306 - 432A.326, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306 - 432A.326 pertain to the followingRequirements for caregivers* completion...

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Free Infant/Toddler Mini Conference

Lakeshore Learning, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Education, is hosting a free training with emphasis on ASQ-3, ITERS and Nevada’s Infant/Toddler Initiatives.

The Reno training is Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Atlantis Hotel Casino.
Register for the Reno Mini-Conference

The Las Vegas training is Saturday...

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Licensing Workgroup 4: Staffing Requirements

A workshop will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 1 pm - 3 pm to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520 – 432A.546, regarding staffing requirements in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520 – 432A.546 pertain to the following: General requirements and requirements for field trip*replacement of...

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Licensing Workgroup 1: Standards and Operations

A workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.240 – 432A.304, regarding Standards and Operations of Facilities for the Care of Children.

Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240 – 432A.304 pertain to the following: Change of ownership*construction or remodeling...

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Tip of the Week: Degree/Diploma Mills

There are many credible degree programs available, but there are also some that are not. For this reason, it’s imperative that you thoroughly research out-of-state institutions and online degree programs prior to enrolling. The Higher Education Opportunity Act defines a diploma mill as follows:

The term “diploma...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Centers!

Congratulations to the WNC Child Development Center and Small Strides, Inc. for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated programs in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement with exceedingly...

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8th Annual Step Up for Kids Event

If you live in the Las Vegas area, don't miss the 8th Annual Step Up for Kids Event celebrating Children's Day in Nevada!

FREE!! Food, Live Entertainment, Games, Petting Zoo, Raffle Prizes, Resource Fair, & More! Kids can report the weather with Kevin Janison from Channel 3 on TV! Free T-Shirts & Passes to Springs Preserve Museums for the First 100 people!

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Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education recently released a policy statement highlighting the importance of making sure that all young children with disabilities have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs. The policy statement sets a vision for States, local education agencies, schools, and public and private early childhood programs to strengthen and...

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Tip of the Week: Junk Mail

On occasion, messages sent from The Nevada Registry are returned as undeliverable and/or considered spam/junk mail. If you do not receive an anticipated email, it is possible that the message was returned or blocked on your end. Please check your junk mail and/or spam folders. If the email is there, be sure to add The Nevada Registry (nevadaregistry...

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Attention Owners and Directors of Licensed Child Care Centers in Southern Nevada!

Please join the United Way of Southern Nevada and the Nevada Department of Education for a focus group on quality child care.
When: Friday 10/23 at 11:00 am
More Details
Questions? Contact Patti Oya: poya@doe.nv.gov
Space is limited – register now!

Registration is required.  Here is the...

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The Nevada Registry Receives National Recognition

The Nevada Registry just achieved Partnership Eligibility Review (PER) through the National Workforce Registry Alliance! PER is a voluntary process that registries can participate in to determine their level of "readiness" for participation in data-related projects at the national level that inform policy or support quality initiatives. Likened...

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Child Care Advisory Council Membership

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s Child Care Advisory Council is looking for qualified candidates to join the council.
Deadline: November 1, 2015.

Apply today!

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Free Online Training from CCEI - Nutrition and Food Service in Child Care

The ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI530B: Nutrition and Food Service in the Childcare Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September. This course examines proper food service methods to be implemented in the childcare setting and is approved by The Nevada...

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Tip of the Week (Trainers): Approval Status Emails

Training approval requests can be submitted via fax, email or regular mail. Regardless of your method of submission, all communication regarding requests is conducted via email and involves a 2-step process*.

  1. An email confirming that your request has been received by our office will be sent within 2 business days of when you submitted it (could take longer for our office to receive if...

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Tip of the Day Changed to Weekly

On July 22nd, we launched a new feature of the blog called “Tip of the Day” to support members’ individual professional development, clarify common misconceptions about training and the training approval system, enhance the delivery of Registry-approved training, and increase the overall awareness of important information buried deep within the pages of the Registry website.&nbsp...

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NevAEYC Call for Nominations

NevAEYC is seeking individuals with diverse views, experiences, and perspectives as candidates for board positions beginning January 2016 (2 year terms). The nominations committee hopes to recruit a number of prospects for each of the board’s seats that are open next year.  Please see the NevAEYC board application for more information on each open position. 

  • President...

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August 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. August 2015 statistics are now available.

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Tip of the Day: Distance Learning Options

The Registry’s training calendar currently lists hundreds of approved distance learning options (internet courses, correspondence courses, modules). Occasionally, training organizations will send a direct mailing to past training attendees to advertise upcoming training events and/or independent study training opportunities. The flyer...

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Tip of the Day: Application Signatures

Though the Membership Application and Update/Renewal forms are available on the ‘Forms’ page of our website as fillable PDF forms, they cannot be submitted electronically...

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8th Annual Step Up for Kids Event

Celebrate Families and Support Healthy Communities by coming out to the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas for the 8th Annual Step Up for Kids!

This FREE event will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 rom 3 to 7 PM.The celebration will raise awareness about the serious challenges our children face, including access to early care and learning, after-school programs, and access to quality health...

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NDE Job Opportunity

The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is now hiring an Education and Information Officer to be located in Reno.

This individual will assist licensed child care facilities with technical assistance in attaining national accreditation and participation in the Silver State Stars Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS). The position will also develop...

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Tip of the Day: State and County Child Care Licensing

All licensed child care facilities in Nevada are currently regulated by one of two licensing entities; the Division of Public and Behavioral Health - Child Care Licensing Unit (State) or Washoe County Child Care Licensing. Have you ever wondered what the differences are between the two? The Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) - Child Care Licensing Unit licenses, regulates and monitors...

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Tip of the Day: Informed Consumers of Training

On rare occasions, you may attend a training but don't receive a certificate when you leave and/or the certificate you receive doesn’t have an approval code from the Registry. Never leave a training without a certificate! Every registered trainer has signed an agreement stating that they will issue certificates of attendance at the conclusion of their trainings, and that those certificates...

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Tip of the Day: Membership Benefit Program

The Nevada Registry has partnered with Nevada-based businesses to bring much-deserved recognition to the ECE workforce and added value to your Registry membership. Each of our distinguished partners values Early Childhood as a profession and has committed to extend specific benefits to you simply for being an active member of The Nevada Registry. It’s easy! All you have to do to...

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Tip of the Day: Got Mail?

Don’t miss any important messages from The Nevada Registry! Did you know that email correspondence is the most frequently used method of communication by The Nevada Registry? Without an email address on file with us you are missing: immediate verification of compliance with Child Care Licensing, time-sensitive information, important deadlines, membership promotions and incentives, and much...

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Tip of the Day: Looking for Required Trainings?

Did you know that the Training Calendar includes a way for you to search specifically for the trainings that must be completed within 90 days of employment in child care? Click on the arrow on the “Initial Training Requirements” dropdown list and narrow your search by selecting the topic of interest. Once you are viewing the search...

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Tip of the Day (Trainers): Components of Great Professional Development

According to Nick Morrison, Contributor for Forbes Magazine, there are some basics components that make for great professional development. Consider these as you plan your next training for ECE professionals!

  • Duration: effective professional development lasts at least two semesters, and needs a ‘rhythm’ of follow-up and consolidation;
  • Targeted: the content should...

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Child Care Advisory Council Meeting Reminder

As a reminder, the Child Care Advisory Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM.

Meeting Agenda 
(Please note a change in the Las Vegas location from previously posted agendas.)

For additional information, contact Lisa Roberts, Division of Public and Behavioral Health at 775-684-4421.

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Tip of the Day: Level 1 Advancement

Is your current Career Ladder Level 1.1? Did you know that you can increase your Career Ladder level just by sending in your High School diploma? Include your High School diploma with your next Update/Renewal form and your Career Ladder level may increase from a 1.1 to a 1.3 as long as you have at least 1000 hours of direct experience and...

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Tip of the Day: New Job? New Address?

Has your employer changed since you applied/renewed with the Registry? Do you have a new mailing address? If so, please let us know! You don’t have to wait until your next renewal – you can let us know as soon as it happens by submitting a Change of Employment Form for job changes and...

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Tip of the Day (Trainers): 2 Week Submission Requirement

The #1 reason that trainings are denied is because they are submitted less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the training. Don’t let this happen! Make sure to submit your requests for training approval at least 2 weeks in advance of the planned training date. And remember; the Registry is not open on weekends or holidays so any requests received...

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Governor Sandoval Announces Staff Changes

PRESS RELEASE: CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced changes to his staff in his Carson City office.   
 
“By changing our approach to economic development and modernizing our education system we have laid the cornerstones of the foundation for the new Nevada. In order to take the next step toward creating a Nevada with a world-class education...

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Fraud Alert!

Our office has been informed that at least one child care program in the Las Vegas area was contacted on 8/19/15 by an individual soliciting wage information. This individual identified herself as a representative of The Nevada Registry but did not provide her name. In a 2nd call to the corporate office, the individual stated she was unable to leave a call back number because the call was being...

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Tip of the Day: Why Didn't my Career Ladder Level Change?

A common misconception is that an individual’s Career Ladder level will automatically change/increase upon their annual renewal because of continued employment in the field and/or participation with the Registry (i.e., one more year of experience/one more year of membership with the Registry). However, Career Ladder levels do not change based on longevity; rather, they increase as a result...

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Tip of the Day: Certificate Processing Time

The turnaround time for complete applications to The Nevada Registry is currently 2 weeks; however, you will receive an email confirmation (or postcard when an email address is not provided) as soon as your application is received confirming whether it is complete or if additional information is needed. If it's complete, this email serves as verification to Child Care Licensing that you...

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Nevada Receives Grant to Support QRIS

THE CHILDREN’S CABINET RECEIVES GRANT TO PARTNER WITH THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO EXPAND THE SILVER STATE STARS QUALITY RATING AND IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM

The Children’s Cabinet in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan to expand the Silver State Stars Quality Rating...

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Tip of the Day: Core Competencies

Now that you know more about the Core Knowledge Areas (explained in yesterday’s tip), you are ready to dive into the Core Competencies. Whereas the CKA are a set of broad content areas, the competencies are the observable skills that reflect your knowledge and understanding of the Core Knowledge Areas. By reviewing

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Tip of the Day: Core Knowledge Areas

Every Registry-approved training is assigned a Core Knowledge Area (CKA). As a result, the Professional Development Profile (see sample) that you receive when you apply to the Registry (and each time you renew) shows a breakdown of your completed...

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Tip of the Day: Trainer Directory

Have you checked out the Trainer Directory? Whereas the training calendar lists all Registry-approved trainings that are already scheduled and open to the public, the Trainer Directory lists the...

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Tip of the Day (Trainers): Energize Learning

Learning isn’t something that happens to you; it takes thought, initiative and active engagement. Start your trainings off on the right foot by building participation and engaging your group. To get in a mindset for learning, guide your group to think about their experiences and establish learning goals at the start of your trainings. This will set the stage for fun and effective...

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Free Online Training from CCEI - Learning Centers

The ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI450B: Liven Up Your Learning Centers as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of August. This course focuses on enhancing the traditional learning centers in the...

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Business License Compliance

Please read the attached memo from State Child Care Licensing regarding State and local business license requirements for child care programs.

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Tip of the Day: Nevada Pre-K Standards

Have you heard about Nevada’s Pre-K Standards? The Pre-K Standards were written by early childhood professionals and describe appropriate outcomes for children at the end of their preschool experience and entering kindergarten. The standards can be used to help develop and incorporate standards-based activities into your curriculum. Download the standards

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New Office of Early Learning and Development Listserv

The NDE Office of Early Learning and Development has established its own listserv.  Joining their e-mail listserv is a great way to keep up-to-date on the Early Childhood Advisory Council, Silver State Stars QRIS, Pre-K Development Grant, CCDF Quality Initiatives, State-funded Pre-K program, Head Start Collaboration Office, Kindergarten Entry Assessment, and so much more...

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Tip of the Day: Going Above and Beyond Licensing Requirements

Child Care Licensing stipulates the minimum number of training hours you must complete on an annual basis, but we’d like to think that professional development is more than a checklist item. Even if you’ve taken the required amount of hours, or if the Registry is unable to approve a particular training, there is nothing wrong with continuing to seek out additional professional development...

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Tip of the Day: Career Ladder Advancement

Did you know that the Office of Early Learning and Development (OELD), in partnership with Lakeshore Learning, recognizes increases in Career Ladder levels by granting eligible Registry members their choice of a classroom materials kit from Lakeshore...

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NAEYC is Looking for Input from Early Educators

A message from Rhian Allvin, Executive Director, NAEYC:

Hello,  
 
You are invited to participate in a survey of early educators conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is partnering with early childhood education organizations from around the country to help identify why early childhood...

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Tip of the Day: National Conferences and Out of State Training

Are you planning to attend a national conference or out of state training? If so, we have some good news for you! In a joint effort with child care licensing, the Registry has developed a list of ECE trainings that will be automatically accepted by Licensing without a Registry-issued approval code or letter.

What this means is that you can participate in any of the

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July 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. July 2015 statistics are now available.

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Upcoming Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

The Child Care Advisory Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM.

Meeting Agenda

For additional information, contact Lisa Roberts, Division of Public and Behavioral Health at 775-684-4421.

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Tip of the Day: Don’t Let Your Certificate Expire!

Participation with The Nevada Registry is required for all professionals working in licensed child care settings of any type (center, Family/Group Home Care, etc.). To maintain compliance with Child Care Licensing, you must annually renew your membership with the Registry. Please note that the day that your certificate expires, you are no longer in compliance, and even though the Registry&rsquo...

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Tip of the Day: Hours Worked Per Week

Save time during the application and renewal process! If you work part time, work as a floater/breaker/substitute, or do not have a set schedule, please provide the average number of hours you work per week rather than writing “varies” in the Current Position Information section of the Membership and Renewal applications. Direct service hours are needed for Career Ladder placement and...

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Congratulations to the Newest QRIS-Rated Centers!

Congratulations to the Hills Preschool, Dayton Valley Learning Center and Aleph Academy for becoming the latest Silver State Stars QRIS-rated programs in Nevada! QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in QRIS demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement with...

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Tip of the Day: Statewide Job Board

Did you know that The Nevada Registry hosts a statewide Job Board for Early Care and Education (ECE)? The job board is a service provided to the entire ECE community in Nevada and allows employers to advertise available positions FREE OF CHARGE!  It also makes it easy for job-seekers to find open positions in early childhood-related programs.   Visit the

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3rd Annual RAEYC Leadership Academy – Now Accepting Applications

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC) is looking for 10 highly motivated individuals who would like to develop their leadership skills and take on more of a leadership role in the Early Childhood Community. The Leadership Academy requires a 10 month commitment from participating emerging leaders. The Leadership Academy consists of:

  • A leadership mixer (held...

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Check Out the Latest Issue of the State Child Care Licensing Newsletter!

State Child Care Licensing just released another great issue of the "Child Care Chat". This issue is full of fun tips on sun safety, car seat recommendations, language development and spotlights surveyor, Kerra Fuentes.

Read the July 2015 issue now.

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Tip of the Day: ECE College Courses

Are you planning to take an ECE college course this fall and would like to apply those hours to your annual training requirements for Licensing? If so, the general rule of thumb is this: one college credit equals 15 clock hours of training, but the courses that will be accepted are at the discretion of the licensing entity. Check with your Licensing surveyor prior to enrolling to confirm whether...

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Tip of the Day: Is The Nevada Registry the Same as Child Care Licensing?

While the Registry works very closely with Child Care Licensing, they are two very separate and distinct programs. The Registry’s focus is on individual professional development and providing resources to the ECE community. In contrast, child care licensing is a regulatory agency responsible for licensing child care facilities and monitoring those facilities for regulation compliance. Commonly...

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Tip of the Day: Make Your Time and Investment Count!

Always check the Registry’s Training Calendar BEFORE registering for any training to ensure that it’s Registry-approved. If it’s not approved by the Registry, it won’t be accepted by Licensing!

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Tip of the Day: Training Feedback Form

We all know that its human nature to provide feedback when something goes wrong; however, we want to start hearing from our members when something goes RIGHT! The Training Feedback Form available on the home page, Training Calendar

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Tip of the Day: Pinterest and Social Media

We live in a technology-driven world. The internet is full of great resources and up-to-date/relevant information to help support our practice with young children. Pinterest is a virtual life-saver when it comes to re-energizing our creativity and planning activities with children! While there are more and more amazing (and FREE) resources available to us at our fingertips, spending time browsing...

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Tip of the Day: Professional Development Plans

Learning truly is a lifelong process; one that is not confined to childhood or the classroom but takes place throughout life and in a range of situations. As your professional interests and the demands of the field change, it is important to expand your skills and knowledge.  That's why the Registry has created a professional development plan for...

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Tip of the Day: Understanding the Training Calendar

The Training Calendar found on The Nevada Registry’s website helps you find professional development to meet your annual training requirements for Licensing.  The trainings you see are not offered or sponsored by The Nevada Registry - these are events that have been submitted for approval by registered trainers and organizations throughout...

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Tip of the Day: How Does Applying to the Registry Benefit Me?

There are professional organizations in every field. Is it worth it to join? While each and every organization is different, the short answer is most often: yes. Especially if you’re just starting out in your career. That’s because professional organizations can offer insight into how the industry works and how to navigate it, as well as connect you to professional development resources...

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Tip of the Day: Initial Training Requirements

Navigating through the Nevada Administrative Code related to child care regulations can be a bit overwhelming and confusing to say the least. In an attempt to demystify the regulations, the Registry, in cooperation with statewide child care licensing offices, has created a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions received by the Registry related to the child care regulations. This...

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New Feature of the Registry Blog Coming Soon!

Beginning on 7/22/15, a new professional development "Tip of the Day” will be posted to the Registry blog each business day at 8 am. Tips will include information to support members’ individual professional development, clarify common misconceptions about training and the training approval system, enhance the delivery of Registry-approved training, and increase the overall awareness...

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Interested in Obtaining a Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate?

If so, there is still space available in the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's (Las Vegas office) Fall CDA Education Preparation course! Don’t delay – registration is only open until the class is full!
Course Details
Questions? Contact Sarah Wright 702-257-5563 or Cathy Peshlakai 702-257-5561

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FREE Trainings from the Office of Early Learning and Development

The Las Vegas Office of Early Learning and Development is offering FREE training in 2015. View the July - December 2015 training schedule for a list of the course offerings as well as information about how to register.

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting!

You are invited to attend the next:
WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
WHEN: July 30, 2015
TIME:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Physical Fitness

CCEI is proud to offer CCEI121: Promoting Motor Development and Physical Fitness in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial

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June 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. June 2015 statistics are now available.

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Environmental Exposures in Child Care

The Children’s Environmental Health Network and the Environmental Law Institute recently published a report, Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy, which reviews environmental exposures in child care facilities.

The report includes information on the following:

  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Radon
  • <...

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Calling all ECE Professionals - 2nd Request for Input!

Have you heard that State Child Care Licensing Regulations are coming up for review?  Workgroups are now being formed to review regulations and make recommendations. Your participation is very important - let your voice be heard!

Click here for more information about the workgroup process and to download the application form...

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Recognition for Career Ladder Advancement

Did you know that for the past 4 years, the Office of Early Learning and Development, (OELD), in partnership with Lakeshore Learning, has recognized increases in Career Ladder levels by granting eligible Registry members their choice of a classroom...

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May 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. May 2015 statistics are now available.

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Congratulations to Nevada’s Silver State Stars QRIS-Rated Centers

Congratulations to the Great Basin College Child and Family Center in Elko for joining the growing list of QRIS-rated programs in Nevada. QRIS is a 5-star system that creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. Regardless of a program’s star rating, participation in...

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And the winners are....

Congratulations to John McCauley (registered trainer) and Edwina Hunter (training attendee) for being our 2nd quarter Training Feedback Form winners! They each received a prize package of training and classroom materials valued at over $25 each!

What is the Training Feedback Form, you say? It’s a great way for you to communicate with us about your experience with Registry-approved training...

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Safety Practices with Raw Eggs

Please read the attached Technical Bulletin from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health regarding the Avian Flu outbreak and proper safety practices when using raw eggs.

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Another Nevada-Based Business Joins the Membership Benefit Program!

We are excited to announce Dynagraphic Printing as the newest business to join the Membership Benefit Program by offering active members of The Nevada Registry a 10% discount off of printing (offer valid with $100 minimum order).  Thank you Dan/Dynagraphics for partnering with The Nevada Registry to help bring added value to Registry membership!

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3rd Annual RAEYC Leadership Academy Now Accepting Applications

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC) is looking for 10 highly motivated individuals who would like to develop their leadership skills and take on more of a leadership role in the Early Childhood Community. The Leadership Academy requires a 10 month commitment from participating emerging leaders. The Leadership Academy consists of:

  • A leadership mixer (held...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Science

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer CCEI440: Sensational Science as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of June. This course examines age appropriate guidelines and activities for setting up a science center that includes activities that build curiosity. This training is...

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April 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. April 2015 statistics are now available.

 

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Upcoming Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Agenda

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ECE Student Teachers Featured in TMCC College News

Congratulations to the ECE Degree Program and E.L. Cord Foundation Child Care Center at Truckee Meadows Community College for their recent feature in the TMCC College News!

Read Article

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Inclusion

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer CCEI968: Inclusion and Children with Special Needs as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of May. This course provides participants with a greater understanding of the importance of including children with disabilities in the early childhood...

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Northern Nevada PDC Resource Lending Library Now Closed

The Resource Lending Library located at the Northern Nevada PDC is now CLOSED.

The library is being relocated to The Children’s Cabinet at 1090 S. Rock Boulevard, Reno and will re-open on, or around, June 1st. The new location for the library is just a bit further south on Rock Boulevard from the PDC where is it currently located so if you have used the library in the past, and would...

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Today is Provider Appreciation Day!

Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother's Day.

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Reporting Communicable Diseases

Please see the attached memo from Child Care Licensing regarding reporting of communicable diseases to your local health department as well as the list of specific diseases which must be reported.

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4 - 8, 2015!

Teaching children is a profession like no other. Thank you to the many hard-working early childhood professionals who are dedicated to educating and caring for Nevada’s young children each and every day. You have THE most important (and on many days, the most challenging) job on the planet and we appreciate the important impact you have on the lives of the children you teach. What you do...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released another great issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the April 2015 issue now.

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Attention Family Child Care Providers in Southern Nevada!

You’re invited to attend a Southern Nevada Family Child Care Network Meeting on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Click here for details.

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March 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. March 2015 statistics are now available.

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New Report About the ECE Workforce Now Available

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) recently released a report called “Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation” that highlights what is known about how children learn and develop and what the professionals who provide care and education for children need to know and be able to do.

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NevAEYC Conference Program Now Available!

Are you attending the NevAEYC Conference next week in Reno? If so, be sure to check out the final conference program to start planning your professional development. If you haven’t yet committed to attending, you just might change your mind after reading about all of the exciting sessions being offered!

Questions about...

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Free Online Training Available from CCEI - Outdoor Safety

The Child Care Education Institute (CCEI) is offering CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of April in recognition of National Playground Safety Week. The goal of this course is to identify common outdoor injuries and appropriate ways to prevent...

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Attention Licensed Child Care Providers - Don't Miss This Important Opportunity to Get Involved!

The Child Care Licensing Advisory Council is forming workgroups to review the regulations and make recommendations to Child Care Licensing. These are the regulations that Licensed Providers work under. Your participation in this process is extremely important! This is your chance...

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NevAEYC - Help Wanted!

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) is seeking individuals with diverse views, experiences, and perspectives as candidates for the following Board positions (terms will begin January 2016):

  • President-Elect
  • VP Communication and Technology
  • VP...

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2014 Special Edition Annual Report Now Available!

This report, the fifth in a series of annual reports, commemorates 10 years of operation and allows us to reflect on our history, our growth as an organization and the impact our work has had on the ECE workforce in Nevada. It also provides us with an opportunity to thank the many people who have helped make this important milestone...

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Free Online Training Available from CCEI - Elements of Professionalism

The ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is offering Prof102: Elements of Professionalism as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of March. The goal of this course is to provide teachers and directors with a greater understanding of what constitutes professionalism in the early childhood industry and how...

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Mental Health Budget Hearings

Message from the Children's Advocacy Alliance:

Tomorrow (3/11/15), the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee on Human Services will be reviewing the following budgets related to Mental...

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February 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. February 2015 statistics are now available.

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Children's Week at the Nevada Legislature

Parents, children, non-profit and government social service agencies from across the state will join together March 9 - March 12 to gain in-depth insights on children's issues and discuss solutions to make Nevada a better state for all.

All Children's Week events will be held at the Nevada Legislative Building in Carson City, Room 3100 unless otherwise specified.

Visit the

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Urgent: Child Care Subsidy Budget Hearing

The Child Care Subsidy Budget (Budget 3267) is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Committee on Finance and Assembly Committee on Ways and Means on Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:00 AM. The Child Care Assistance and Development Program (CCDP) provides assistance...

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Announcing Our Newest Business Partner!

We are excited to announce Kimmie Candy Company, the makers of gluten-free, peanut-free and Kosher chocolates and specialty candies, as the newest business to join the Membership Benefit Program! They have graciously agreed to offer active members of The Nevada Registry a 10% discount...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee

The next meeting of the Child Care Advisory Committee is Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be videoconferenced in Carson City, Las Vegas and Elko. Also available via teleconference (see agenda for location addresses and access number). An update on Assembly Bill&nbsp...

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Enjoy a Recent Training You've Attended? Tell Us About It!

We all know that its human nature to provide feedback when something goes wrong; however, we want to start hearing from our members when something goes RIGHT! To help encourage and facilitate conversations with training attendees, a new feature of our website, the Training Feedback Form, is available on the

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Urgent: Assembly Bill 152 to be Heard on March 9th!

Assembly Bill 152 would require the State Board of Health to adopt regulations prescribing requirements for meals and snacks provided to children at child care facilities; setting forth certain requirements for child care facilities relating to breastfeeding, physical activity and viewing media; and providing other matters...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Music in Early Childhood

The ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CHD100: Music in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of February. The goal of this course is to provide an understanding of the importance of music in the...

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Urgent: State Treasurer's Proposed Alternative Budget

Please read this important, urgent message from the Children's Advocacy Alliance:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS NOW MEETING AT 9 AM

Tomorrow, February 12th at 8:00 AM, the Senate Finance Committee will be hearing and reviewing the State Treasurer'...

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Technical Bulletin Regarding Measles Outbreak

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued the following technical bulletin regarding the measles outbreak. Included is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with information for parents.

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Notice of Legislation that May Affect Child Care Facilities

Assembly Bill 2, which authorizes possession of a weapon in a vehicle that is on the property of certain educational entities or child care facilities in certain circumstances, is scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday morning before the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

If you are interested in viewing or participating in the hearing, please see the following meeting information and short summary...

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2015 Legislative Session Now In Session

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2015 Legislative Session. The Children's Advocacy Alliance has a number of resources available to keep you up to date on all children's issues in Nevada. 

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January 2015 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. January 2015 statistics are now available.

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2015 Children's Week at the Legislature

You and Your Family are Invited!

Help raise awareness of children’s issues and remind elected officials that Nevada’s youngest citizens should be a priority! Everyone is invited to participate in this year's Children's Week at the Nevada Legislature, March 9-12, 2015 in Carson City, Nevada. The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy</...

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Notice of Public Meeting: Nevada ECAC

A public meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC) will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Agenda

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Attention Family Child Care Providers in Southern Nevada...

You’re invited to attend a Southern Nevada Family Child Care Network Meeting on Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Las Vegas.

Click here for details.

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Give Us Something to Talk About!

Thank you for your membership with The Nevada Registry!

As we move beyond our 10th anniversary celebration and settle back in to “business as usual”, we’d like to hear from you! Whether you’ve been a member since day 1 or have recently joined, and regardless of whether you work directly with children in the classroom, serve as the Director in a child care program...

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street, Washoe County Complex, Building A.

Agenda

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Avoid Paying a Late Fee!

Your membership with The Nevada Registry should be renewed each year prior to the date that your Certificate of Achievement expires. A reminder email*, along with the Update/Renewal Form, will be sent to you approximately 4-6 weeks prior to your certificate expiration date.

There is no fee to renew on time. However, a $25 late fee will be&nbsp...

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Fingerprinting Fee Change

Effective February 1, 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be changing their fee structure for fingerprint background checks.

The fee for manual fingerprint and LiveScan Electronic submissions is changing to $38.25. All payments must be made to Nevada Department of Public Safety.

If you have any questions regarding the new fee structure, please contact Anna Lisa Acosta at (...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their fourth issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the January 2015 issue now.

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NevAEYC Conference Scholarships Available!

The Office of Early Learning and Development is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) Conference April 16-18, 2015. This year’s conference, "Engagement and the Brain", will be held at The Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. 

Professionals who are current participants of The Nevada Registry and working...

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Still Time to Register for ECE and HDFS Classes at TMCC!

A message from Crystal Swank, Professional and ECE Program Coordinator, TMCC:

Happy New Year!

The spring semester is only a couple of weeks away, but there is still room in many ECE and HDFS courses at TMCC.  The one credit courses we offer not only satisfy elective credit for our AAS degree, they are a great way to complete required training...

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December 2014 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. December 2014 statistics are now available.

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Calling All Presenters!

A message from Cindy Johson, 2015 Conference Co-Chair:

Greetings Presenters,

We still have a few slots for presenters for the 2015 NevAEYC conference. If you have not submitted a proposal, please consider doing so.

We will extend the deadline until...

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Training Resources Now Available!

Attention Registered Trainers! We promised you several new training resources and we delivered!

As of today, each training approval confirmation email you receive will contain links to a pre-printed certificate and attendance sheet associated with that particular event. The pre-printed Certificate of Completion  contains all of the details of the training including the...

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Comparison of the CCDBG Reauthorization

You've heard that the President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law—the first reauthorization of the federal child care program since 1996. Are you curious what it all means? The National Women's Law Center created a chart...

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Trainer News - December 2014

Welcome to December 2014 issue of the Trainer Newsletter. As the year comes to a close, we'd like to wish you all a very Happy Holiday and thank you for being an important part of the early childhood professional development landscape in Nevada. Because of you, over 5,100 trainings have been offered this year, which equates to over 14,500 hours...

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Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in Washoe County

The Division of Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin regarding the outbreak of Enterovirus D68. The bulletin addresses the  symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the illness.

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Nevada Receives Millions for Early Childhood Education

On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Nevada was selected as an award recipient of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Preschool Development Grants Program. According to a press release by Governor Sandoval, the first year grant allotment is over $6.4...

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10th Anniversary Membership Recognition - December 2014

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Each month during the past year we have announced new ways for our membership to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary.  For the month of December, the FINAL month in our year-long celebration, we are giving our...

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New ECE Skills Certificates at TMCC!

An exciting message from Crystal Swank, Professor/ECE Coordinator at Truckee Meadows Community College:

Hello ECE Students,

The ECE Program(at TMCC) has created a series of four Skills Certificates in ECE, which are based on the ECE courses in the core area of the AA and AAS degrees currently offered  The worksheets for the new ECE Skills Certificates...

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Who Are Our Emerging Leaders?

The December 2, 2014 edition of ExchangeEveryDay highlighted that many of the leaders in early childhood; those who have been influential in shaping the early childhood profession, are beginning to retire, leaving many to wonder where the next generation of leaders in our field will come from. To recognize and encourage the next generation of leaders, Exchange magazine will be featuring emerging...

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November 2014 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. November 2014 statistics are now available.

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CCEI Says Thank You with No-Cost Course for All!

CCEI offers "CCEI550: Cool Cooking" at NO COST to new and returning users November 26 - December 1, 2014, in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday. The holidays are a time for giving thanks for all that we have and focusing on love for family and friends. Enjoying delicious meals and cooking together is a great way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit!

From November 26 - December 1, 2014,...

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2015 Legislative Session

The Children's Advocacy Alliance has recently created a page on their website dedicated to the 2015 Legislative Session. They've posted the updated 2015 Categorized Bill Draft List,

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Save the Date - SNAEYC Mini-Conference Coming Soon!

The next mini-conference of the Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC) is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015. Cost for AEYC members: $25. Non-members: $35. Registration information coming soon!

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The Anatomy of a Transcript

Did you know? College transcripts help Registry staff validate your formal education for the purposes of Career Ladder placement. However, in some cases, the transcripts that you provide and/or or the coursework/degrees listed on your transcripts, may not be accepted. These are the most common reasons why:

  • Your name and/or student ID was not printed on the transcript(s).

    We...

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CCDBG Gets Reauthorized

For the first time in 18 years, Congress has passed CCDBG Reauthorization, as the bill now awaits President Obama's signature to become law. Read more about it.  

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New Series of Reports Regarding Child Care Licensing Now Available

The Administration for Children & Families Office of Child Care just released a new resource – a series of eight reports on ‘Contemporary Issues in Child Care Licensing’. The OCC believes the reports will help State licensing agencies strengthen their programs, meet new policy reforms and better protect children in out-of-home care. The reports can be found

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI967: Sensory Learning for All Ages as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the...

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FREE Trainings Available Through the Office of Early Learning and Development

The Las Vegas Office of Early Learning and Development is offering FREE training in 2015. View the 2015 training calendar for a list of the course offerings as well as information about how to register.

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee will occur on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be conducted in Las Vegas, Carson City, Elko and via teleconference. Please review the agenda for more information.

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Trainer News - November 2014

Welcome to the November 2014 issue of the Trainer Newsletter. As with changing seasons, The Nevada Registry's training approval system is in a constant state of change as well. This issue highlights several improvements we have made to the Training Calendar to help ECE professionals more...

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October 2014 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. October 2014 statistics are now available.

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Requests for Proposals Now Being Accepted for the 2015 NevAEYC Conference

Are you interested in sharing your knowledge and expertise with others? Are you a registered trainer with The Nevada Registry? If so, consider presenting at the 2015 NevAEYC Conference. Requests for Proposals are being accepted now through December 19, 2014. Don't delay, space is limited!

Questions?
Contact

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Recent Bi-Partisan National Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Early Childhood Education

Forwarded from the First Five Years Fund, Early Education Update, October 24, 2014.

This week, results were released in a new round of state polls showing strong bipartisan support for investments in early learning opportunities...

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Attention Family Home Care Providers in Southern Nevada....

You’re invited to attend a meeting of the Southern Nevada Family Home Provider Network on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Click here for details.

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New Report on Child Care Policies

A new state-by-state report, "Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2014" was just released by the National Women's Law Center. The report examines five critical factors that affect the help families can get in paying for child care....

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10th Anniversary Membership Recognition - October 2014

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Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are announcing new ways for our membership to help us celebrate. For the month of October, we are tying the promotion to our exciting new

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Announcing the Newest Registry Membership Benefit!

As part of our year-long 10th anniversary celebration, we are excited to unveil our newest membership benefit - the Membership Benefit Program! By partnering with local businesses in Nevada, we are able to bring much-deserved recognition to the ECE workforce and added value to your Registry membership. Each of our...

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QRIS Information for Families

Attention Directors! Are you looking for a way to talk to the parents in your program about the purpose and value of QRIS? The attached flyer can help! You can also visit the Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS website for more information. 

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Update on Enterovirus D68

The Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued an update on the Enterovirus D68. The Division has also issued a news release with prevention reminders. Please take a moment to read this important information.

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NevAEYC Seeks Nominations for Several Governing Board Positions

NevAEYC is seeking individuals with diverse views, experiences, and perspectives as candidates for board positions beginning January 2015. If interested, read more about the available positions and submit your nomination form by October 28, 2014. Questions? Contact Theresa Hagerty &...

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Ebola Fact Sheets

Plese read the Ebola Fact Sheets developed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

The first fact sheet provides general information about Ebola risk, symptoms, and treatment, and the second is aimed at healthcare providers and...

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers SOC104: Promoting Empathy and Other "Prosocial" Behaviors as an online no-cost trial

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September 2014 Program Statistics Now Available

Each month The Nevada Registry posts some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System. September 2014 statistics are now available.

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Something Exciting is About to Happen...Don't Miss It!

Excitement is building as The Nevada Registry puts the finishing touches on an exciting new membership benefit. Be sure to check back here and on our Facebook page the week of October 13th to find out what it is!

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Wanted! Emerging Leaders and Mentors in Southern Nevada

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children and The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children are seeking individuals interested in applying for the 2nd annual Emerging Leaders and Mentors Leadership Academy.  Click on the links below for more information.

Informational Flyer

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QRIS Introductory Trainings - Las Vegas

Attention Directors! The Office of Learning and Development in Las Vegas has scheduled several introductory trainings about Nevada’s Silver State Stars QRIS. If you haven't already attended a training, now is a great time to learn more about the project!

Click here for upcoming training dates.  

 

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QRIS Director's Luncheon - Las Vegas

The Office of Learning and Development will be hosting an informational luncheon on November 21, 2014 for Directors in the Las Vegas area about Nevada's Silver State Stars QRIS. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! 

Click here for more details.

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Upcoming Meetings of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee

The Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee will be conducting open meetings on the following dates:

  • December 9, 2014: 1:30 PM
  • March 10, 2015: 1:30 PM
  • June 9, 2015: 1:30 PM
  • September 8, 2015: 1:30 PM
  • December 8, 2015: 1:30 PM

Anyone interested in participating is encouraged and welcome to attend. Subscribe to the "...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their third issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the October 2014 issue now.

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Attention Family Home Care Providers in the Las Vegas Area...

You’re invited to attend a meeting of the Southern Nevada Family Home Provider Network on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in Las Vegas. 

Click here for details.

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7th Annual Step Up for Kids

Don't miss the 7th Annual Step Up for Kids event. Activities have been planned in Las Vegas, Carson City and Reno. Details below:

Las Vegas- September 22, 2014
3pm-7:30pm
Join in celebrating children on Children's Day in Nevada for a free family night at The Las Vegas Natural History Museum. Have the chance to meet your local candidates and talk to them about their...

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2015 Legislative Session

The Children's Advocacy Alliance has recently created a page on their website dedicated to the 2015 Legislative Session.They've posted the updated 2015 Categorized Bill Draft List, and will also include CAA Policy Briefs -...

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Tell Congress to Vote Yes on Child Care

A message from Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning - National Women's Law Center:

A victory for child care is within reach — but we need your help to get there.

The House and Senate have reached agreement on a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). The House could vote as early as today and...

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Rise in Respiratory Illness Among Children

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin regarding the increase in severe respiratory illness seen among children in several midwestern states.  The bulletin describes the symptoms, prevention,
and treatment of Enterovirus D68. 

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Free Online "Food Allergies" Training Opportunity from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September.
 
Food allergies are on the rise in the United States and continue to...

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Breaking News! CCDBG Gets Reauthorized

A bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders have reached an agreement to improve and reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), according to a press release from the Education and Workforce Committee.

This is great news for Nevada as the Child Care and Development Block Grant...

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August 2014 Program Statistics

Did you know that each month, some of the most frequently requested program statistics related to Career Ladder participation and the Training Approval System are posted to the Registry website? All of the current and past monthly reports can be found by clicking on the 'About' link at the top of our...

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Watch Your Back! Literally.

From the September 1, 2014 Issue of ExchangeEveryDay:

In their article, "Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries," in the Beginnings Workshop Book: Professionalism, Alicia Wortman and Susan Aronson point out that back...

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Trainer News - August 2014

Welcome to the fall 2014 issue of the Trainer Newsletter. This issue of the newsletter contains important updates, reminders, resources, an opportunity to provide feedback as well as a chance to participate in The Nevada Registry's 10th Anniversary Celebration!

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New Training Approval Policy Regarding In-Home Training

As of January 1, 2015, the Registry will no longer approve training that occurs in the private residences of registered trainers. This decision is based on the potential health, safety and liability risks that are present when individuals are invited into the private home of a trainer. Trainers who have traditionally conducted training in their homes can still provide training, so long as it occurs...

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Federal Reserve Backs Child Care

Interesting read in today's ExchangeEveryDay article published by the Child Care Exchange:

The President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Jeffrey Lacker, recently made these observations in a

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2014 NAEYC Conference and Expo

Please read this update from NAEYC's Deputy Executive Director, Stephanie Morris, regarding a new dual language initiative that will be a major focus at the upcoming Annual Conference and Expo in November:

Did you know that according to Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project there are 17 states where Latino children make up at least 20 percent...

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Tenth Anniversary Membership Recognition

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Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are offering new ways for members to participate in the celebration. For the month of August, we are recognizing active members who have visited our Facebook page and liked one of our...

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Business Book Drive Challenge

Have you heard?

The Children’s Cabinet has partnered with Scholastic Books, Strong Start for Children, The Children’s Advocacy Alliance, and

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10th Anniversary Membership Recognition – August 2014

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Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are offering new ways for members to participate in the celebration. For the month of August, we are recognizing active members who have visited our Facebook page and liked one of our...

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Register Now for ECE Courses at TMCC!

TMCC registration is now open for Fall 2014 classes! Whether you’re thinking about updating your ECE skills, working toward a degree, or meeting your required training hours, they have courses to meet your needs.

Check out the fall line-up!

Questions?

Contact Crystal Swank, MS, TMCC Professor/Program Coordinator
Phone: 775...

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Support Nevada's Children

Do you have a facebook, tumblr or twitter profile?

If so, we need your support! Strong Start Nevada has created a thunderclap post to raise awareness of Children's Day on September 22, 2014. In order for the post to get "tipped" and go viral we need at least 100 supporters...

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Look Before You Lock Letter From ACF

A message from the Adminstration for Children & Families:

Dear Colleagues:
 
Every day, child care providers and parents across the country transport millions of children to and from child care centers and homes. In these summer months, car and bus transportation can become more dangerous as children left...

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Important Update Regarding Fingerprinting Process for Child Care Providers

Please read the attached memo for an important update regarding the fingerprinting process for child care providers and volunteers.

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NAEYC Statement on Humanitarian Crisis

Message forwarded from NAEYC...

Dear NAEYC Members,

The greatness of a nation is defined by how it treats children, particularly the most vulnerable.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is deeply concerned about the current humanitarian crisis of the estimated 60,000 to 90,000 children, some very young,...

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Free Trainings Available Through the OECE

The Office of Early Care & Education in Las Vegas is announcing the return of their FREE Saturday trainings.

Click here for information about the trainings being offered for the remainder of 2014, along with specific registration information. 

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10th Anniversary Membership Recognition - July 2014

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Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are offering new ways for members to participate in the celebration. For the month of July, we are recognizing active members with a Registry ID ending in "10" AND...

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Child Care and the White House Summit on Working Families

Message forwarded from the Administration for Children and Families Office of Child Care:

This week the White House held a Summit on Working Families for a national conversation about how we can create workplace policies that give modern American families the best chance to succeed at work and home. The summit focused on Fighting for Working Families:...

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 7th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Building A.

Agenda

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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of nearly 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors who take a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.

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The Nevada Registry Reaches 6000 Members!

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It's time to celebrate!! Our membership grew to over 6000 today! Thank you to all of our active members for helping us reach this incredible milestone!

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Infant/Child-Related Safety News and Product Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children...

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10th Anniversary Membership Promotion - June 2014

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Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are offering a new way for members to participate in our year-long celebration. For the month of June, the task is to create 10 words from the phrase, "A Decade of Dedication...

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3rd Annual RAEYC Leadership Academy

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the early childhood community, potentially even taking on a leadership role? If so, consider joining the 3rd Annual RAEYC Leadership Academy!

Beginning August 2014 you can be a part of this exciting learning opportunity for FREE. For more information and registration go to www.renoaeyc.org (deadline for...

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Final Notice - Time is Running Out!

Is your Certificate of Achievement expired? Do you know someone who has let their membership with the Registry lapse?

Help us update your account by renewing your membership today. Don't delay! If you work in a licensed facility, renewing also ensures that you are in compliance with Child Care Licensing.

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI963: Advocacy for The Center, Parents, Children, and Staff as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of June in recognition of Professional Wellness Month.

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Let’s Move! Child Care Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

A message from the Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families:

In a few weeks, Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) will celebrate its 3rd anniversary. Part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to raise a generation of healthier kids,...

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10th Anniversary Membership Recognition - May 2014

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Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are offering a new way for members to participate in the celebration. For the month of May, we are recognizing members who have been active with the program for 10

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Happy Provider Appreciation Day!

Happy Provider Appreciation Day! Let us be among the first to thank all of the hard working and dedicated professionals who do the amazing work of caring for and educating Nevada's young children. Thank you for making a difference each and every day and for your continuing commitment to creating a bright future for our children. Often it goes unsaid; the value of your work is priceless&nbsp...

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Parent Empowerment Forum

The Las Vegas Urban League – Early Childhood Connection will be holding their first, of many, Parent Empowerment Forums on May 31, 2014.  Read more about it (available in English and in Spanish).

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Provider Appreciation Day 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014, is Provider Appreciation Day!

It's a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Visit the Provider Appreciation website for ideas about ways you can celebrate the amazing early childhood professional(s) in your life!

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Free Online Training in May

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers ADM103: Basic Transportation and Field Trip Safety for Child Care Centers as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of May in recognition of Youth...

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Worthy Wage Day 2014

Today, May 1, is Worthy Wage Day. The text below by Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill was written for a blog entry posted by both the American Federation of Teachers and Administration for Children and Families.
 
One of the great pleasures of my job is meeting early childhood...

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Today is Nevada's Big Give

Join thousands of Nevadans in supporting your favorite charities through the online fundraiser, Nevada's Big Give. By joining together and supporting Nevada nonprofits during 24 hours of online giving, you are helping to make an extraordinary impact in our state.  Additionally, your donation provides your favorite organization...

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Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks

Check out this video produced by Tiffany Shlain & The Moxie Institute Films, shown recently at the NevAEYC Public Policy Day in Las Vegas. The video provides an impactful comparison between a young child’s brain and the Internet and drives home the importance of quality early childhood experiences. 

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Reporting Outbreaks of Illness in Child Care

Outbreaks are not uncommon in healthcare and childcare facilities. However, to ensure that appropriate and immediate action is taken to reduce the spread of illness, all outbreaks must be reported to the public health authority.

The attached Technical Bulletin from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health has...

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Strong Start for Children Campaign Kick-Off

An Invitation from First Lady Kathleen Sandoval

You are invited to attend the kick-off of the statewide Strong Start Nevada campaign on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Click here for more details.

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New Child Care Licensing Quarterly Newsletter

State Child Care Licensing just released their first issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the April 2014 issue now.

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10th Anniversary Membership Contest - April 2014

Play "Where's Shelly" to win!

Each month during our 10th anniversary year we are offering a new way for members to participate in the celebration. For the month of April, the task is to answer a specific membership-related question. To find out what the question is, please visit our newly launched Facebook page which will give you a...

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NevAEYC Conference Program Now Available

Will you be attending the NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference next week in Las Vegas? If so, take a peek at the conference program. If you're not registered yet, there's still time! Visit NevAEYC's website for registration information.

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The Nevada Registry is Now on Facebook!

As part of our 10th anniversary, The Nevada Registry has officially jumped on the social media bandwagon! Please take a moment to "Like" our page.

As with our blog, the Facebook page is designed to keep members informed about what is happening within the program as well as in the broader ECE community. We hope that it’ll also be...

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2013 Annual Report Now Available!

The Nevada Registry's 2013 annual report, "2013 Registry Snapshot: A Summary of Registry Membership, Career Ladder Placement and the Training Approval System" is now available!

This is the fourth in a series of annual reports aimed at providing a picture of Registry membership at specific points in time, and is helping to track similarities and differences in member demographics...

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New Child Care Advisory Committee

Did you know that there is a new committee available to solicit feedback from the Early Childhood community? It's true! Now you have a mechanism for voicing your opinions and hearing about what is new in the industry.

The Child Care Advisory Committee was formed by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health as part of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and&nbsp...

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Join NevAEYC for Public Policy Day 2014

Don't miss this year's Public Policy Day - "Creating a Strong Start for Nevada’s Children: The Role of Early Childhood Professionals!"

When: April 17, 2014
Where: Bally's Casino, Las Vegas

The purpose of the Public Policy Day session is to inform and empower attendees with knowledge that supports Early Childhood Education and improvements to the field. This includes information...

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Free Online Training Opportunity

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI430: Math Madness as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of April in recognition of Math Awareness Month. This course is approved for 1 child care training...

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New Fees Coming Soon!

Membership with The Nevada Registry is available free of charge. However, as of July 1, 2014, several new fees will be imposed for late renewals, Career Ladder level re-evaluations and replacement certificates. It should be noted that all fees outlined in the attached flyer are avoidable and/or optional – <...

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Spotlight on Teacher Wages

The Child Care Exchange recently highlighted a Letter to the Editor of Exchange from Valora Washington, CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition. Here is an excerpt of what she had to say:  

"After watching President Obama’s recent State of the Union address in which he mentioned early childhood education...

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Breaking News: Senate Passes Child Care Reauthorization

A message from Child Care Aware of America:


Because of your tremendous advocacy, Senators from across the aisle just voted to reauthorize the S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014.

This is a huge win for working families in this country.  This bill contains...

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10th Anniversary Contest for Registry Members - March 2014

Play "Where's Shelly" to Win! - Contest Ended March 18, 2014

Each month, on the 10th day, at 10am during our 10th anniversary, we will be running a promotional contest for our members. For the month of March, the task is to find 3 “Where’s Waldo”-like photos of Shelly Nye, Registry Program Director, imbedded in various places...

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Urge Your Senators to Vote YES to Reauthorize CCDBG

A message from Helen Blank, Director of Child Care and Early Learning - National Women's Law Center:    

Ready for a win on child care?  
Call 202-224-3121 and urge your Senators to vote YES to reauthorize CCDBG.  

Very soon your Senators will vote to reauthorize...

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No Cost Online Training Opportunity

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI4001: Positive Guidance, Part 1: What Is Positive Guidance and Why Is It Important? as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of March.This is an introductory course to positive...

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Small Business Newsletter Invitation

The Nevada Department of Business and Industry has launched a new quarterly small business newsletter.  The Advocate aims to provide information and resources to assist entrepreneurs and Nevada-based businesses. Contact Teri Williams at twilliams@business.nv.gov to add your name to their distribution list.

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SNAEYC Week of the Young Child Event

A message from Eric Mitsch, VP of Communication & Technology, Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children:

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC) will be hosting a family engagement event on March 29, 2014. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of...

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Trainer Directory Now Available!

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary in a big way with the launching of the Trainer Directory!

Like the Registry’s training calendar, the Trainer Directory is another way for registered trainers/sponsors to advertise their services. It also...

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Let's Celebrate!

2014 marks 10 years that The Nevada Registry has been in operation. We have a few surprises up our sleeves to help commemorate this momentous occasion so be sure to stay tuned for your chance to participate in the fun! Hint: Keep your eyes on the Registry website on the 10th day of each month throughout the year…

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Train the Trainer Opportunity

The Children's Cabinet - Reno is offering a Train the Trainer session on April 10, 2014 for individuals who offer training, technical assistance or similar support to child care providers. Attendees will learn the free or lowcost steps that child care providers can take to protect the children in their care from common environmental hazards.

Learn...

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Attention High Quality ECE Programs in Southern Nevada

The Children's Advocacy Alliance is looking for high quality, outcome-driven early childhood education programs in Southern Nevada!
 
In an effort to support expansion of early learning opportunities for children in Southern Nevada, and eventually throughout the State, several organizations have come together to explore alternative options for financing outcome-driven, high-quality programs...

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Wendy Whipple Scholarship

The Nevada Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is sponsoring the Wendy Whipple Scholarship for Excellence in Professional Practice!

The Wendy Whipple Scholarship for Excellence in Professional Practice will be awarded to a Nevada resident who is practicing professional and whose primary role is serving young children with special needs and their families. The scholarship recipient will receive...

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Volunteers Wanted!

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) is looking for volunteers for their upcoming early childhood conference.

Investigative Play: The Key to Early Childhood Success!
April 18 & April 19
Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino

Please complete the application and submit by Monday 4/7/14 to...

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No Cost Training Opportunity

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI1001: Curriculum: What Is It and Why Is It Important? as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of February.

This beginner-level training course is available as...

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Notice of Meetings for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

A message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Administration for Children and Families:

TITLE: Notice of Meetings for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
 
AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
 
ACTION: Notice of public meetings via webinar...

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NevAEYC Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the upcoming NevAEYC conference – Investigative Play: The Key to Early Childhood Success!

April 17-19, 2014 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

Register Online Now

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Strong Start Nevada January 2014 Newsletter

Strong Start Nevada is a community outreach campaign aimed at mobilizing parents, educators, advocates, community and business leaders to make quality early childhood education a priority in the State. Early childhood experiences, good or bad, lay the foundation for later success. Young children who are exposed to high quality early learning – at...

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Notice of Public Meeting

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is holding a Public Workshop on February 11, 2014, at 1:30 PM to consider amendments to the Nevada Administrative Code impacting Child Care Facilities.

Please take a moment to read results of the Small Business Impact Questionnaire, the proposed...

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Early Childhood Education Wins in 2014 Appropriations Bill

Forwarded from the Children's Advocacy Alliance:

Yesterday, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee unveiled the fiscal year 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill should be voted upon in the next several days and would offer a significant investment in early childhood education. According to Helen...

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NevAEYC Conference Scholarships Available!

The Office of Early Care and Education is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) Conference April 17-19, 2014 at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Professionals who are current participants of The Nevada Registry and working in the field of early childhood in Nevada are eligible to apply.  The scholarship...

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New Proposed Child Care Regulation Changes

An Important Message from Child Care Licensing!

Dear Child Care Providers:

Please review the proposed changes to current Child Care Regulations. Proposed changes would impact administrative fees and require a full background check for individuals working with children.

Also attached is a

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Year-End Discount Offered for Online Child Care Training Subscriptions

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, announces that individual, annual subscriptions with unlimited access to the online child care training course catalog are now only $89 through December 31, 2013!

In order to access this no-cost promotion, visit the

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Six States Awarded Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grants

Congratulations to Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont who will each receive a share of the 2013 Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) $280 million grant fund to improve quality and to expand access to early learning programs throughout their States. The 6 winning States join 14 existing State grantees; 20 States will now have additional Federal...

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The Affordable Care Act Webinar: What Early Care and Education Providers Need to Know

ACF Webinar Announcement: The Affordable Care Act Webinar: What Early Care and Education Providers Need to Know

Presented by the Administration for Children and Families

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1:00-2:30 PM EST/10:00 AM-11:30 AM PST

More than 1 million home and center-based teachers and caregivers who currently do not have health insurance may be impacted by new health...

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Child Care Advisory Meeting

Attention Owners/Directors of Child Care Facilities!

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Child Care Advisory Group being held Monday, December 16, 2013, at 1:30 PM. Click here for meeting locations and call-in number.

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Children's Advocacy Alliance December 2013 Newsletter

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is a community-based nonprofit advocacy organization that aims to build consensus around priorities and create change in policy and practice.  CAA collects, analyzes and shares research and information with people who make decisions impacting Nevada’s children and families and believe...

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Upcoming Office Closure

In anticipation of a very busy year-end, The Nevada Registry office will be closed to the public December 23rd – January 3rd to allow staff time to process membership applications. Any application materials being dropped off in-person can be placed in the secure mailbox near the front entrance of our building.  While we will not be taking phone calls during this time, we will continue...

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Free Online Marketing Training for Directors

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is offering the following online child care traiing at no-cost to new CCEI users during the month of December in recognition of National Write a Business Plan Month.

CCEI975: Successfully...

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Free Online Training on Empathy and Prosocial Behaviors

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is offering their online child care training course:

SOC104: Promoting Empathy and Other "Prosocial" Behaviors

at NO COST to new and returning users November 25 - December 2, 2013, in recognition of Thanksgiving....

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Newly Released National Survey of Early Care and Education

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) released a new brief, titled “Number and Characteristics of Early Care and Education (ECE) Teachers and Caregivers: Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).” The first of a series, the brief presents data from the first nationally representative...

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Creation of New Child Care Advisory Group

Attention Owners and Directors of Child Care Facilities!

The Department of Health and Human Services invites you to participate in a newly forming Child Care Advisory Group.

An informal meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 1:30 PM.

Participate in person or by phone. 

Learn more...

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Breaking News: New Early Learning Bill

An important message from:
Helen Blank
Director of Child Care and Early Learning
National Women's Law Center

Today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representatives George Miller (D-CA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the Strong Start for America’s Children Act. This bill is an important bipartisan step in ensuring...

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Calling All Presenters!

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) is now accepting session proposals for their upcoming conference.  Completed proposals must be submitted by Friday, December 6th. 

Investigative Play: The Key to Early Childhood Success
April 17-19, 2014
Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting

You are invited to attend the next:
WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
November 4, 2013
TIME:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada
Meeting Agenda

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Improving Health in Early Childhood

The Children's Advocacy Alliance is currently soliciting feedback from early childhood educators on proposed policy changes to Child Care Licensing Standards.

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Effects of Assembly Bill 109 on Child Care Facilities

Assembly Bill No. 109 which addresses director qualifications and training requirements for Child Care Facilities that care for more than twelve children was approved by Governor Sandoval this past May and is now in effect. 

Read Memo from Child Care Licensing Outlining Changes to NRS 432A

 

 

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Save the Date for the RAEYC Early Childhood Education Celebration!

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC) is hosting their annual ECE celebration on Saturday, November 2, 2013. This year's theme is the "Roaring Twenties".

To purchase tickets please log onto http://www.RAEYC.com

RSVPs and payments must be received by October 15th for the best rates.

Questions?...

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Free Online Critical Thinking Skills Training

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, offers COG101: Critical Thinking Skills in the Preschool Environment as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during the month of September.

This beginner-level training is available as a trial course to new users for CCEI account creation...

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Share Your Early Childhood Education Story

The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is looking for parents, teachers, business leaders and children who want to share their stories or opinions about the importance of early childhood education. Learn more about how to get involved.

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CDA Training Opportunity in Southern Nevada

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension - Las Vegas will be offering a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential Program beginning in October 2013. Through this program, participants will acquire the required 120 hours of training needed to obtain a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential through the Council for Professional Recognition. The...

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New Health Care Resource for Families and Small Businesses

A new healthcare law requires everyone to have health insurance by 2014. Nevada Health Link is a new resource available to help families and small business owners learn about state-approved health insurance plans that are available. 

Information Flyers - English and Spanish</...

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Voters Show Overwhelming Support for Early Childhood

An Important Message from the First Five Years Fund:

The results are in! American voters know now what early learning advocates have known for years: if we want our children to have a strong start in life, we need the country to make serious investments in early childhood education, and we need to make them now.

The First Five Years Fund is delighted to

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Nationally Accredited Centers and Family Home Providers in Nevada

Achieving national accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. Accreditation gives programs the chance to be measured against high standards in the areas of education, health, and safety. Accreditation is a voluntary process that gives programs the opportunity to evaluate what they do well and identify areas of improvement. Through the process of accreditation: staff...

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Grow America Stronger Early Childhood Initiative

Quality early childhood education from birth to five helps families raise stronger children and grow a more prosperous America. Sign a petition to improve early childhood programs across the nation.

Learn more about Grow America Stronger

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Attention ECE Providers and Community Partners - Your Input is Needed!

A Message from SEI:

Dear Friend of Nevada’s Children,

The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (NECAC) is currently developing a strategic plan to fulfill its mission: “Nevada’s children will be safe, healthy, and thriving during the first eight years of life, and the system will support children and families in achieving their full potential.” As...

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Calling All Potential Leaders and Mentors in Southern Nevada!

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC), in collaboration with Nevada AEYC (NevAEYC) is pleased to present the First Annual, Emerging Leaders and Mentors Leadership Academy!

SNAEYC is looking for individuals who would like to develop their leadership skills, and mentors, to support our future leaders, in the Early...

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Save the Date for the 2014 NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference

Please save the date to join NevAEYC for the 2014 NevAEYC State Early Childhood Conference.

2014 NevAEYC State Conference
Bally's Las Vegas
April 17-19, 2014
Investigative Play: The Key to Early Childhood Success

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Free Online Culinary Education Training

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, offers CCEI550: Cool Cooking as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during July in recognition of National Culinary Arts Month.

This one-hour, beginner-level training is available as a trial course to new users for CCEI account creation...

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Governor’s Conference on Small Business 2013

You are invited to attend the 2nd annual Governor’s Conference on Small Business 2013.  This year’s conference will take place in Reno on Wednesday, August 28, at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Attendees will hear from government officials and industry experts during engaging and informative panel discussions on timely topics affecting small businesses. Visit  more than...

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Defending Worthy Wages

ExchangeEveryDay
July 12, 2013 

The Australian government recently acted upon a "Big Steps Campaign" led by early childhood educators and announced the establishment of a Pay Equity Unit to investigate the lifting of wages across the early childhood education and care sector.  The legislation provided $300 million to fund professional wages in the sector. Watch a <...

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Prepare for Record-Breaking Heat

The Nevada Department of Public Safety has issued a media release concerning the possibility of record-breaking heat from June 28th through July 2nd. Please take a moment to read this memo for precautions to protect yourself and others from heat-related illness.

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Change in Fingerprinting Process for Centers

As of July 1, 2013, facilities are now required to complete and submit Consent and Release forms and fingerprints within 24 hours of the hire date for employees rather than within 3 days.

Please read this important memo regarding this change...

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The Nevada Registry Reaches 5600 Members!

The Nevada Registry reaches another membership milestone by registering our 5600th member! Thank you to all of our active members for contributing to the growth of the Registry and to the ECE profession as a whole!

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Update Your Contact List

The Nevada Registry's current email address is nevadaregistry@washoeschools.net. As of March 2013, emails sent to our previous address ending in @washoe.k12.nv.us, will no longer be delivered. Please update your contact information to ensure that we receive what you are sending....

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The Newsvine - June 2013

This issue of the Newsvine contains information about the Registry's new online professional development plan, the newly released 2012 Registry Snapshot and important reminders about the renewal process, updated email address and upcoming office closure. Click on the link below to read the full issue...

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2012 Annual Report Now Available!

The Nevada Registry's third annual program brief, "2012 Registry Snapshot: A Summary of Registry Membership, Career Ladder Placement and the Training Approval System" is now available!

This is the third in a series of annual reports aimed at providing a picture of Registry membership at various points in time, and is helping...

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The Learning Station in Concert!

Save the Date!

The Learning Station is coming to Elko in August as part of the Elko County 2nd Annual P-3 Early Childhood Conference! Two concerts will be held on Friday, August 16th (4 pm and 6 pm) in the Great Basin College Theater. Tickets go on sale August 1st. Cost is only $5 per person!

Concert Flyer

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Press Release from the White House: Increased Access to High-Quality ECE

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2013

The President believes we need to equip every child with the skills and education they need to be on a clear path to a good job and the middle class. That education has to start in the earliest possible years to prepare our children for later success in school and in life...

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The Importance of Early Investments in Prekindergarten

Far too many children in Nevada show up on the first day of kindergarten already behind their peers. Fortunately, it’s clear what needs to be done: invest in high-quality early care and education in the years before kindergarten. And that’s exactly what’s being planned through current efforts at both the state and federal level.

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Free Online Course During the Month of June

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), is offering a one-hour, Registry-approved, beginner-level online training course; CCEI960: Staff Communication: Educational Partnerships, at no-cost to new CCEI users during June in recognition of Effective Communications Month.  CCEI...

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Trainer News: May 2013

Attention Trainers - Only Two Weeks Left!

All registered trainers must complete an online training in adult learning principles titled “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors” and submit a signed copy of the revised ...

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Online Professional Development Plan Now Available!

The Nevada Registry is excited to announce that the professional development plan (PDP) originally released in July 2010 in paper format is now available electronically! This online format allows you to create, update and change your PDP on the computer, any time, day or night. To learn more about the importance of professional development planning, please...

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Governor Sandoval Adds Millions to Education

For Immedidate Release:
Monday, May 13, 2013

Contact:
Mary-Sarah Kinner
(775) 684-5667 

CARSON CITY, NV – Governor Brian Sandoval today announced that as a result of the Economic Forum projections, he is proposing to increase funding for English language learners and class size reduction in kindergarten. br>

“In...

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AB 109 Hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2013

AB 109 will be heard before the Senate Committee on Health and Human Resources tomorrow afternoon (4/30/13) at 3:30pm.  The hearing will be video-conferenced to Las Vegas at the Grant Sawyer Building for those individuals in the South who would like to attend.  Two amendments were made to this bill in the Assembly that were passed out of committee:

1. Section 1 - Director...

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No-Cost Online Course During Week of the Young Child

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited online child care training institution, is offering their "Critical Thinking Skills in the Preschool Environment" course at no-cost during Week of the Young Child™ (WOYC), April 14 - 20, 2013

The celebration of the Week of the Young Child™ is an annual occurrence sponsored by the

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The President’s Early Learning Initiative

Please read this important message from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

The beginning years of a child’s life are critical for building the foundation needed for success later in school and in life.  Leading economists agree that high-quality early learning programs can help level the playing...

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Legislative Hearing Friday, March 29, 2013

The Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services will be voting on several bills that you may be interested in.  The agenda for the meeting is attached and a list of relevant bills is provided below.

  • AB79 - Revises provisions relating to early childhood education programs.
  • AB93 - Makes various changes concerning investigations...

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Call to Action by the Children's Advocacy Alliance

Message from the Children's Advocacy Alliance - March 24, 2013

Dear Children’s Advocacy Alliance Supporters and Advocates,

As you are aware, the CAA has been closely watching a few bills being presented to the Legislature this Session.  One of those that we are monitoring is Assembly Bill 109 (AB109).  AB109...

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NEW! Registered Trainer Complaint Protocol

Participants of professional development training events occassionally provide feedback or issue a complaint about the behaviors and practices of an individual registered as a trainer with The Nevada Registry. For this reason, the Registered Trainer Complaint Protocol has been developed. This document provides clearly...

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Revised Trainer Agreement - Adopted March 2013

The following trainer agreement, dated March 2013, outlines the updated ethical obligations, responsibilities and professional expectations for all registered trainers participating in The Nevada Registry’s training approval system. Going forward, each person wishing to continue as a...

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No-Cost Training for Registered Trainers - Limited Time Offer

In February, The Nevada Registry announced a new requirement for registered trainers: all registered trainers must complete an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors”. This requirement must be met by June 1, 2013.

Complete the Course for Free!
The course is being offered by the...

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Attention Registered Trainers - Important Updates to the Training Approval System

In addition to implementing a new training requirement for trainers, the Registry's trainer agreement has been updated/revised and policies for handling complaints about registered trainers have been developed. A letter outlining these changes...

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ALERT - Big Funding Decision in Senate - Email Now!

NAEYC CHILDREN'S CHAMPIONS ALERT - MARCH 21, 2013

ALERT: Big Funding Decision in Senate – Email Now!

Today or tomorrow, the Senate will vote on a budget resolution that is a blueprint for future investments, including early childhood education. Known as the Murray Budget, for Chairwoman Patty Murray of Washington State, the budget proposal would:

  • Eliminate the sequester...

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SNAEYC 12th Annual Early Childhood Recognition Awards

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children invites you to attend the 12th Annual Early Childhood Recognition Awards and T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada Recognition Event on May 17, 2013 in Las Vegas. The deadline for nominations is April 5, 2013.

Event Details

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2012 Nevada Child Care Demographics Fact Sheet

The Children’s Cabinet’s 2012 Child Care Demographics Fact Sheet is now available! This fact sheet provides data on the need, supply, affordability, and quality of child care and out-of-school time (OST) programs in Nevada and can be useful in advocacy and policy making efforts. County-level data on child care...

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Trainer News: March 2013

In February 2013, the Registry announced a new requirement for trainers going into effect as of June 1, 2013. This issue of the Trainer News includes instructions for accessing the required online course. The course is being offered by the ChildCare Education Institute at no-cost to all trainers registered with The Nevada Registry...

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Online Registration for the NevAEYC Conference Now Available!

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) presents the 2013 Nevada Early Childhood Conference, "Big or Small Success for All: Supporting the Leaders of Tomorrow”, April 4th-6th, 2012, in Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

The event begins Thursday April 4th with a special pre-conference...

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Wendy Whipple Scholarship for Excellence

The Nevada Division for Early Childhood (NVDEC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)  is recruiting nominations for a scholarship which will be given to honor Wendy Whipple’s memory and all of her hard work on behalf of Nevada’s young children with disabilities. The Wendy Whipple Scholarship for Excellence in Professional Practice will be given to a Nevada resident who...

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Additional NevAEYC Conference Scholarships Available

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) is offering scholarships for early childhood educators, working with homeless and at-risk children and children in transition, ages 0-8 years, to attend the Nevada Early Childhood Conference in Reno, April 4-6, 2013.

The scholarship application is

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Early Childhood Bill AB-109 Introduced in the Assembly

AB109 (BDR 38-271) revises the qualifications and training required for certain persons who operate or are employed by a child care facility. The bill was introduced in the Assembly on Feb 13, 2013 by Assemblymen Bobzien, Elliot, Anderson, Kirkpatrick, Eisen, and Diaz and joint sponsors Senators Denis and Smith. 

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New Safety Standards for Play Yards

Beginning Feb. 28, 2013, manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards to ensure that they meet new federal safety standards. Play yards are framed enclosures with a floor and mesh or fabric side panels. Most can be folded for storage or travel.

Read...

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Outdated Application/Renewal Forms No Longer Accepted

As of April 1, 2013, membership and renewal applications will only be accepted when submitted on the current forms shown here; all others will be returned to the sender with a request to resubmit using valid applications*. Please recycle any and all other versions you may have on hand. 

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Early Childhood a Priority in State of the Union Address

President Obama made early childhood education a major part of his State of the Union last night.  If you missed the speech, watch his remarks about high quality early childhood education!

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Trainer News: February 2013

As of June 1, 2013, all registered trainers/sponsors are required to have completed an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors’, offered by the Child Care Education Institute (CCEI). The course will be available at no-cost during a 60-day promotional period April 1 – May 31, 2013. Anyone completing...

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Free Oral Health Online Training Feb. 7-11, 2013

Early Childhood Oral Health Training Course is No-Cost During National Children's Dental Health Month

The ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is offering their course, "CCEI116A: Early Childhood Oral Health" at no cost to all new and returning users February 7 - 11, in support of National Children's Dental Health Month.&...

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New Requirement for Registered Trainers

Important Update to the Training Approval System:
New Professional Development Requirement for Registered Trainers/Sponsors

All registered trainers/sponsors must complete an online course in adult learning principles titled, “PROF101: Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers and Directors’, offered by the Child...

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Nevada Family Child Care Providers Achieve National Accreditation!

Congratulations to Tammy Bock and Tracie Lansford who are the latest Family Child Care providers in Nevada to achieve NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care) Accreditation. They join an elite group of only 4 FCC providers in the state with this achievement! Congratulations!

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2013 State of the State Address

Did you miss Governor Sandoval's 2013 State of the State Address on January 16, 2013? No problem, read the full address here!

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Clarification Regarding TB Test Requirement

Attention Licensed Child Care Providers in Clark County!

You may already be aware that the Southern Nevada Health District is no longer requiring or performing TB testing, however, per NAC 432A.310, Child Care Licensing regulations still require a valid TB test for all staff (TB tests are...

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Request for Proposal (RFP) 2040: CCDP Child Care Quality

The State of Nevada Purchasing Division, on behalf of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS), is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide the following statewide services related to the Child Care and Development Program (CCDP) in Nevada.

  • Improve the quality of licensed child care programs;
  • Provide...

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NevAEYC Conference Scholarship Opportunity!

The Office of Early Care and Education and The Children’s Cabinet, Inc. are pleased to offer scholarships to attend the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) Conference April 4-6, 2013 in Reno. Don't delay, the deadline is Friday...

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NAN Network Luncheon

Network with other members of the Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) to share resources and ideas.The event is free for members. Non members - $15. 

Reno:
January 16, 2013
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
9th Street

Las Vegas:
January 23, 2013...

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NAN Conference Call January 8, 2013

Join the Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) on January 8th at 4:00pm PST for a conference call with the Executive Director of the National Afterschool Association, Gina Warner. Ms. Warner has more than 16 years experience in non-profit administration and driving investment into the afterschool field. Most recently, Ms. Warner's leadership as the Executive Director of Partnership for Youth Development...

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Upcoming Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Washoe County Commissioners' Chambers.

Agenda 

The Washoe County Child Care...

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Southern Nevada AEYC Conference

You’re invited to attend the Southern Nevada AEYC Educational Development Conference, “Educating and Empowering Early Childhood Professionals in Southern Nevada”.

When: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Where: UNLV Campus Student Union
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Cost: Registration is $30.00 for AEYC members and $35.00 for non-members
* Discount for groups of 5 or more</...

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The Fiscal Cliff and Funding Cuts

The Fiscal Cliff Impacts You and Early Childhood Education—Learn More and Take Action

Right now, Congress and the White House are negotiating funding (known as the "Fiscal Cliff")—and it matters to child care, Head Start, early intervention, schools, nutrition, and other basic needs for children and families. Use the policy...

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Attention Trainers - Important Office Closure Reminder!

All ECE professionals working in licensed child care settings of any type must be active members of The Nevada Registry by December 31, 2012. This deadline applies to all staff subject to the training requirements of Licensing (i.e., anyone included in staff/child ratios). Our processing times are certain to slow down significantly as a result.

Please be aware of the following deadlines and...

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Nevada Afterschool Network Conference Call

The Professional Development Committee of the Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) needs your feedback to align the work of the out-of-school time task force to professional development opportunities. They would like to gather your input on how to increase opportunities for out-of-school time programs throughout the state. The Professional...

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Attention Youth Development Professionals!

The Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) is surveying the status of available professional development for youth development professionals (those working with youth in out-of-school-time programs) in Nevada. NAN is asking you to please complete the survey by accessing the link below, as well as passing it along to others within your organization.&nbsp...

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Presenters for the 2013 NevAEYC Conference Wanted!

NevAEYC is currently seeking presenters for the 2013 ECE Conference.

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children is holding its annual Early Childhood Conference and would like to invite you, your staff, and any other interested parties to not only attend this year’s conference, but also to submit a session proposal.

The NevAEYC Conference is the premier training...

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Children’s Week At The Legislature

Children's Week at the Legislature will be held April 1-4, 2013.

Help make children’s issues a priority during the 2013 Legislative session by getting involved!

  • Join the planning committee! Contact Denise Tanata Ashby or Amanda Haboush (information listed below) if you want to help plan the activities throughout the week.
  • Have an organizational table during...

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Important Safety Alert Regarding Single-Load Laundry Packets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to lock up single-load liquid laundry packets noting that children who are exposed to the chemicals are at risk of serious injury.

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Highlight on Child Care Issues

Child Care Aware® of America has joined forces with Parents Magazine to urge Congress to focus on the national child care crisis, launching a letter-writing campaign that will advocate for minimum protections for children in care. "The Child-Care Crisis," an article in the December issue...

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Southern Nevada Health District No Longer Providing TB Testing

As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the Southern Nevada Health District is no longer providing tuberculosis (TB) testing for health card applicants. Though the Health District will no longer be administering the test, you must still present your TB test results to the health district when you apply for your health card. It's now a a two-part process:

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Deadline to Comply with New Crib Standards Approaching

Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. Read more about the new crib standards.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just released new Enforcement Guidance...

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Deadline to Apply is Near!

The deadline to apply to The Nevada Registry is just 47 days away! Don't delay - apply now and beat the year end rush!

As a reminder, the December 31, 2012 deadline applies to everyone working in a licensed child care setting (i.e, all staff subject to the training requirements of Licensing/anyone...

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Save the Date! NevAEYC Public Policy Event

Raising the Roof for Children's Issues in Nevada 3.0 

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) will be hosting an Advocacy Forum on December 1st, 2012 (the forum will be video conferenced in Reno and Las Vegas) with featured speaker Ron Haskins; senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the...

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Governor's Points of Life Awards

Do you know any outstanding early childhood volunteers and/or organizations across the state that might be worthy of being nominated for this prestigious award made by the Governor? If so, please see below.

Governor Brian Sandoval and Nevada Volunteers are pleased to extend the time to nominate a deserving individual or group for the 2013 Governor's Points of Light Awards to November 11,...

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Free Indoor Safety Training Offered by CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, distance learning institution, is inviting new users to try online child care professional development training by offering their trial course CCEI110A: Indoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting at no cost in November, in...

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RAEYC Celebration Deadline Extension

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC) is hosting their annual ECE Celebration on Friday, November 9, 2012. Please note that the registration deadine has been extended to Friday, November 2nd.

Event details.

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Time Is Running Out!

The deadline to apply to The Nevada Registry is rapidly approaching; in fact, there are just 66 days left!

As a reminder, the December 31, 2012 deadline applies to everyone working in a licensed child care setting (i.e, all staff subject to the training requirements of Licensing/anyone included in staff...

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Attention Trainers: Year-End Office Closure

Training approval requests will not be accepted between Monday, December 17, 2012 and Monday, December 31st. Our office will also be closed December 24th – January 1, 2013. Please plan accordingly to ensure that all of your requests are submitted by 4 pm on Friday, December 14, 2012. Trainings will not be post-approved.

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Make Children Our #1 Priority!

The Children's Movement of Florida has developed a wonderful advocacy video called, "I Am Florida". The video contains a powerful message aimed at making children the No. 1 priority for lawmakers and decision-makers. 

Watch the video now.

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Trainer News - October 2012

Whether you are a seasoned trainer or just getting started, becoming (and remaining) an effective instructor of adult education requires practice and a commitment to lifelong learning. This issue of the Trainer News is dedicated to providing you with tips and ideas to incorporate into your next training as well as tips for successfully navigating...

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National Child Care Teacher Awards

The annual Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards are presented each year to 50 child care teachers
throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on U.S. Military bases and installations.

The Awards program acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing high-quality early care and education. Award recipients will...

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The Nevada Registry Membership Reaches 5000!

The Nevada Registry reaches a major milestone by welcoming our 5000th member to the program!

Congratulations to the early childhood community for your invaluable work with children and for taking the steps to get the recognition you deserve!  

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The State of Child Care Assistance in Nevada

NAEYC's Children's Champions Update: October 17, 2012

Did you know? Child care assistance policies – reimbursement rates, family co-pay, and eligibility for assistance – are set by states even though most of the funding is federal. A new state-by-state report from The National Women's Law Center (NWLC),

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Upcoming Nevada Out-of-School-Time Event

Attend a special viewing event of Brooklyn Castle hosted by the Nevada Afterschool Network, the Afterschool Alliance and TMCC. Engage in a discussion of the importance of Nevada's out-of-school-time (OST) programs with invited speakers Assemblywoman Debbie Smith, Dr. Barbara McLaury; WCSD Board of Trustees, Dr. Lance Bowen; TMCC Assessment and Planning and Eliza Orellana; Past OST...

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Making Child Care a Priority in Upcoming Election

Join a free webinar hosted by Child Care Aware of America to get tips on how to engage in conversations about child care in the upcoming election and learn why your vote is important.

What: How to Make Child Care a Priority in this Election
When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

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Free Online Training Opportunity!

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, is offering the course SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders at no cost to all new and returning users October 14 - 20, in support of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Week.

This...

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Governor’s Conference on Small Business 2012

Mark your calendar for the inaugural Governor’s Conference on Small Business 2012 being held Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. This event is designed for those seeking to start a small business, grow an existing business or learn about the Governor's efforts to promote small business development in Nevada.

Details are available on the Las Vegas...

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Sign Up For a Free Subscription to ExchangeEveryDay

Sign up for a free subscription to the ExchangeEveryDay electronic news brief. Delivered five days a week, you'll receive an email each workday morning containing news, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more. It's a great way to stay connected to early childhood community. Sign yourself up today - it's easy and it's free!

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QRIS Pilot Project Reports Now Available

The Silver State Stars: Quality Rating Improvement System Pilot Project just released their 1, 2 and 3 year evaluation reports on the 3-year pilot project conducted in Southern Nevada, June 2009 - July 2012. Learn more about the project and review the reports by visiting the Silver State Stars website (click on the "Project History" tab at the...

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2012 RAEYC Early Childhood Celebration

The 2012 Early Childhood Celebration;  “Life is Sweet”, sponsored by the Reno Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC), will be held on November 9, 2012 at the National Bowling Stadium in downtown Reno. RSVP’s and payment must be received by October 27, 2012. For more information, please contact Stephanie McKnight at:

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Step Up For Kids Event on September 24, 2012!

Step Up for Kids and make children a priority in this country and in our state!

All child advocates, politicians, parents, and kids are invited to join together to rally for children as part of the National Step Up for Kids Event; A Community-Wide Event Celebrating Families, Service & Promoting Healthy Communities.

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NAEYC Survey Regarding Technology in ECE

Attention NAEYC Members!

NAEYC is conducting a brief survey in collaboration with Northwestern University and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College about early childhood technology use and are interested in how you use technology in your work with young children. If you are 18 years or older and work with children from birth through...

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Increase in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Washoe County

The Washoe County Health Department is asking for assistance from child care providers in informing families about a county-wide increase in Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. Please share this information with the families serve.

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Report Finds State Child Care Inspection Policies Lax

Parents should know whether the child care settings they choose for their children will be safe. A new Child Care Aware® of America research paper, “Effective Inspection Policies Promote Children’s Safety and Healthy Development in Child Care,” found that...

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New Website For Families Available Through NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) just launched a new website for families that is a powerful resource that you can use in your work with young children and their families. It includes research-based information about children’s learning and development that families can trust.Use the site to find timely articles and information to share with families...

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New E-Newsletter Communication with Trainers

The Nevada Registry just launched a 2nd e-newsletter specifically designed for trainers and sponsors. The purpose of the Trainer News is to let trainers/sponsors know about new resources that are available, keep them informed of important news and updates related to the training approval system and to support the professional growth of our adult educators. 

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Attention Trainers: 2 Week Submission Policy Enforced

Please be advised that while it has always been policy that trainings be submitted 2 weeks in advance of the date of the training, we have been able to be very flexible up to this point. However, as of October 1, 2012, ALL requests, whether by fax, email or phone, must be submitted in accordance with this deadline. Please plan ahead and submit your requests according to the...

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Parents and the Cost of Child Care

The 2012 edition of Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, will be released Thursday (August 16). The Child Care Aware® of America report is based on an analysis of 2011 child care prices in every state for infant care, preschool-age children, and school-age children. Costs reflect the price of care in child care centers and family child care homes. The analysis looks at the cost of care...

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Race to the Top District Applications Now Available

The 2012 Race to the Top-District applications are now available for interested Local Educational Agencies (LEAs or school districts). The districts that receive this award will develop a platform that focuses on teacher and student relationships and personalized learning that is effective for all students in the classroom. Deadline to file intent to apply is August 30.

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Congratulations to Accredited Centers and Family Home Providers in Nevada!

Achieving national accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.  Accreditation gives programs the chance to be measured against high standards in the areas of education, health, and safety.  Accreditation is a voluntary process that gives programs the opportunity to evaluate what they do well and identify areas of improvement.  Through the process of...

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Southern Nevada Family Care Home Network Meeting

The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Home (FCH) Provider's Network in Southern Nevada. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, August 21st, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

On the Agenda:
6:30 pm - 7 pm: FCH Meeting
7 pm - 8 pm: Introduction to Early Intervention - 1 hour training

This training will help Licensed Family Care Home Providers...

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New Process for Fire Department Inspections

As per the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) - Child Care Licensing Unit, the process for requesting fire inspections has changed. All Child Care providers are now responsible for submitting a request for annual Fire Inspections to the State Fire Marshal’s Office 90 days prior to the expiration date of the facility license. The contact information is as follows:

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NAEYC Scholarships Available!

Calling All Emerging Leaders! Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the NAEYC Annual Conference

NAEYC is offering 10 registration scholarships for members to attend the 2012 Annual Conference & Expo, Developmentally Appropriate Practice in the 21st Century, November 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia.
These merit-based scholarships are designed to allow future leaders to experience the...

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New White Paper from Child Care Aware® of America Calls for Reporting All Deaths in Child Care Settings

No one knows exactly how many children die in child care settings every year. A new Child Care Aware® of America research paper, Why Aren’t We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America, found that child care licensing agencies in only 38 states require child fatalities...

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NevAEYC Wild Island Event - Reno

Join the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) for some fun on August 18, 2012 from 10:00am-Midnight!

All proceeds will go towards scholarships for the NevAEYC Early Childhood Education Conference in April 2013.

Please see the attached flyer for all of the details.

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Look Before You Lock Campaign

ACF reaches out to Head Start facilities and Child Care providers with a reminder to take the necessary steps to prevent child deaths related to heat exposure inside vehicles when caring for children.

Please read this important message from the Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families:

Dear Colleagues:

A total of 15 children have already died in 2012 from...

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Elko Mini-Conference Coming Soon!

Plan to attend the Elko County Early Childhood Mini-Conference August 20-22, 2012 at GBC!

Event Save the Date Flyer 

For additional information, contact Lynette Macfarlan or

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Important News from Child Care Aware of America

Child Care Aware® of America has released a new White Paper, "Background Checks – It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care," providing background information on all elements of a comprehensive background check, including a fingerprints check against federal...

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NAC-432A Updated

The Nevada Administrative Code pertaining to child care was updated in June. Click here to view the latest regulations regarding Services and Facilities for Care of Children.

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National Report on Child Care in Nevada Now Available!

Child Care Aware® of America has unveiled its 'In the States' map. Get a profile of Child Care in Nevada instantly, and all in one place!

Clicking on each individual state pulls up a link to:

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Join The Nevada Registry in July and Receive FREE Training!

Join The Nevada Registry during the month of July and receive 3 FREE hours of online training from the Child Care Education Institute!  Registry-approved courses can be used to fulfill your annual training requirements for licensing. This no-cost training opportunity is a limited time offer so apply today! Note: This offer is available to individuals applying to the Registry for the first...

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Looking for Training?

Visit The Nevada Registry’s online training calendar to find training to meet your annual requirements for Licensing.  The calendar allows you to search for training by date, location, Core Knowledge Area and/or by the initial trainings that are required within the first 90 days of employment (CPR, Child Abuse and Neglect, etc.)....

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Upcoming Family Care Home Network Meeting



The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Home Provider's Network in Southern Nevada. Their next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  At this meeting we will be discussing...

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Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Data System Planning Project Meeting

You are invited to join in a discussion of Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Early Childhood Data, sponsored by the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (NECAC).  The meeting will provide an orientation to the Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Data System planning project and invite your perspectives and feedback to shape the direction of this initiative.
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A Day Without Child Care

What would happen if child care were not available?  This was the question the Local Child Care Planning Council of Humboldt (CA) County explored with their video "A Day Without ChildCare".  This well-produced video presents some very serious issues about the importance of child care services in a humorous context.  Often our advocacy messages are so very serious.  This takes...

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Federal Funding Increases for Early Childhood for FY 2013

News from the National Women's Law Center:

Today the Senate Labor Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee approved a $160 million increase for CCDBG, $90 million of which will go towards workforce training and professional development, with the remaining $70 million targeted to access – increasing the number of families served and improving rates. The subcommittee also...

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Upcoming NevAEYC Networking Events

Come out and support the NevAEYC and have some fun! The NevAEYC is hosting 3 events this summer (in Northern Nevada) and would like for you and your families to participate. All monies raised will go towards the 2013 Early Childhood Conference in April.

Red Robin Night (Sparks location) 
June 20, 2012 from 4:00pm-9:00pm.
10% of your check will be donated to the...

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2011 Registry Report Now Available!

The Nevada Registry's second annual program brief, "2011 Registry Snapshot: A Summary of Registry Membership, Registered Trainers and the Training Approval System" is now available! 

This is the second in a series of annual reports aimed at providing a picture...

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Early Childhood Seminar Coming Soon!


The Southern Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council presents, "Early Childhood Education: Defining the Industry", featuring key note speaker Stacie Goffin on June 21, 2012 in Las Vegas. This seminar is intended to strengthen the ability of early childhood educators to develop skills in leadership, systems...

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Quality Improvement Grants Available!

The Children’s Cabinet is happy to announce the availability of Quality Improvement Grant funds. Read more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply.

In order to be considered for this grant, completed applications, along with the required documentation (see

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Attention Center Directors/Administrators - Deadline Rapidly Approaching!

The deadline to apply to The Nevada Registry is rapidly approaching; in fact, December 31, 2012 will be here before we know it! Please note that this deadline applies to all staff subject to the training requirements of Licensing (i.e., anyone included in your staff/child ratios), so if all of your staff hasn’t already applied, please encourage them to do so sooner rather than later!

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Improving School Readiness for Nevada's Young Children

If you are a parent of a young child, this brief survey is for you!

The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is working on a project to develop a common statewide kindergarten entry assessment and early childhood data system (KEDS.) As the parent of a young child, including children now enrolled in Nevada’s educational system, please...

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Your Calls Made a Difference!

NAEYC CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONS UPDATE
May 18, 2012
 
The U.S. Senate considered and rejected motions to proceed for three budget proposals authored by Republican Senators (Toomey, Paul and Lee), all of which would have led to (if enacted) large cuts in child care (assistance for families, money for child care program improvements); Head Start and Early Head Start; and K-12 and...

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Out-of-School Time Task Force Survey Responses Needed

Out-of-School Time Task Force
Next Meeting: May 21, 2012
10am to Noon

During the next meeting the Task Force members will be discussing the child care licensing and it's relationship to school-age programs. The discussions will include (1) Ratios (2) Space & Buildings (3) Training and (4) Background and Investigation. The Task Force members would like to hear from you regarding...

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NAEYC Children's Champion Policy Update

ALERT: U.S. SENATE VOTES TODAY ON A BUDGET THAT WOULD SLASH CHILD CARE, HEAD START AND OTHER FUNDS
 
A two-minute call is all you need to do — but you won’t be “heard” if you do not make the call. Find out how below.
 
Today, the United States Senate will take up several budget proposals, all of which would lead, if enacted, to large cuts in child care...

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Upcoming Family Care Home Provider Network Meeting

The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Home Provider's Network in Southern Nevada. Their next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.  This meeting includes a 1 hour training on K.E.D.S., Kindergarten Entry Level Data Systems, by Sarah Yeats-Patrick of Social Entrepreneurs, Inc.  All participants...

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CCEI Offers No-Cost Online Child Care Training on May 11, 2012 in Recognition of Provider Appreciation Day

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, is offering everyone no-cost access to the CCEI Online Child Care Training Course Catalog on Friday, May 11, 2012 in honor of Provider Appreciation Day™.
 
Established in 1996, Provider Appreciation Day&trade...

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New Online Training Available to Meet Obesity, Nutrition and Physical Activity Training Requirement

The Lifelong Health & Wellness Series for Childcare Providers is now available!  Growth Obesity and Energy Balance, is the first in a series available online and can be taken to meet the new child care licensing requirements for 2 hours of training in a course related to childhood obesity, nutrition and physical activity...

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Help Put Child Care on the Map!

The National Women's Lobby is launching a campaign to "Put Child Care on the Map", and they need your help to do it!

In the coming months, Members of Congress will be in their state and district offices many times. This is a critical issue and a golden opportunity for early childhood professionals to join together to elevate the importance of child care. Want to participate? They...

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Resource Lending Library Now Open!

The Office of Early Care and Education is excited to announce the official opening of their Resource Lending Library in Northern Nevada.  Visit the Early Childhood Professional Development Center at 240 S. Rock Blvd., Ste., #143 (in Reno) to check out books and materials to use in your classroom, professional development resources to support your work with children and/or to use the laminator...

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New and Improved Membership Application Now Available!

The Nevada Registry is excited to release our new and improved Membership Application! Not only does the application have a new look and feel, but other changes have been made to ensure that our data collection processes align with the best practices outlined by The National Registry Alliance. If you are familiar with the...

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Rare Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Washoe County

A rare strain of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) has made its way to the Truckee Meadows. According to local public health officials, 30 cases of HFMD, identified as Coxsackievirus A6, have been identified here; cases have appeared in only three other places in the United States – Alabama (38), California (seven), and Connecticut (one). 

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Save the Date! FREE Training Available on Provider Appreciation Day - May 11, 2012

Earn 2 hours of Registry-approved training for FREE while meeting the new licensing requirements for training in obesity, nutrition and physical activity!

May 11, 2012 is National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day.  This day is set aside to raise awareness throughout our country about the important role child...

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Attention Conference Attendees - Give NevAEYC Your Feedback!

Did you attend the recent NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference in Las Vegas? If so, please read this message from Jennifer Kalas, NevAEYC President, and take a few moments to provide your feedback:

Hello,

Thank you for attending the NevAEYC Conference at the Tuscany Suites and Casino April 19-21, 2012. We were very pleased to make this opportunity available to you. We are hoping you...

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NAEYC Children's Champion Update

U.S. Senate Resolutions Recognize Week of the Young Child and Dia de los Niños

Two Resolutions were introduced this week in the United States Senate to honor young children. Senators Begich and Murkowski of Alaska introduced the resolution proclaiming April 22 – 28, 2012 the Week of...

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Learn More About Advocacy!

Do  you have an interest in advocating for issues important you, your family, your friends or the field that you operate in but don't know how? Would you like to gain the necessary skills to strengthen your voice and to effectively engage with the media? Want to learn firsthand how the legislative process works in Nevada? If so, register to attend an upcoming Advocacy Forum to learn more!</...

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Notice of Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 6pm-8pm in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Bldg. A.

May 8, 2012 Meeting Agenda 

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RAEYC and NevAEYC Leadership Academy

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children, in collaboration with Nevada AEYC is excited to announce a new professional development opportunity for early childhood professionals in Northern Nevada...The Leadership Academy!

RAEYC is looking for 12 highly motivated individuals who would like to develop their leadership...

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Importance of Early Education Gaining Ground

Be sure to check out the article in today's Reno Gazette Journal, "The Importance of Early Education Gaining Ground”. In an interview with Margaret Oberg; a licensed Family Child Care Provider in Reno, Michelle Gehlert; Program Coordinator for Campus Child Care Connections at the...

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New and Improved Renewal Reminder Notification Process

Is your Nevada Registry Certificate of Achievement expiring in April? If so, check your email!

On March 1, 2012, The Nevada Registry launched an electronic renewal reminder notification process. From this point foward, a reminder that your certificate is set to expire will be sent via email rather than through the mail. As...

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Southern Nevada Conference Scholarship Opportunity

Attention Southern Nevada AEYC Members…Would you like to attend the 2012 NevAEYC Conference for FREE? 

If so, read on for more information on this opportunity.

The Southern Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (SNAEYC) has provided NevAEYC with funding to support conference scholarships for Southern Nevada residents working in early childhood with priority...

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2012 NevAEYC Conference Community Shoe Drive

Are you attending the 2012 NevAEYC Conference this April? If so, check this out!

The NevAEYC is partnering with the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation in hopes of providing disadvantaged children with new shoes, socks and more.

For every pair of NEW athletic shoes, sneakers or package of socks that you donate, you will receive a ticket for the grand...

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Additional NevAEYC Conference Scholarships Available

The NevAEYC is happy to announce a new conference scholarship opportunity for early childhood professionals! 

NevAEYC Conference Scholarship:  Children in Transition

Scholarship funding provided by the Nevada Department of Education

The NevAEYC...

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Nevada Children's Data Center Update

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) has been working on the development of the Nevada Children's DataCenter. The DataCenter is a website that was designed to serve as a centralized location for information about children in Nevada. The goal of this project is to collect and store as much information as possible about Nevada's children...

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Advocacy 101

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, advocacy is defined as the "act or process of advocating or supporting a cause or proposal".  More simply stated; advocacy is about speaking up to represent your family, or particular groups, on specific issues.

The "Families in Action Advocacy Guidebook", published by The Chidren...

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Who is the Early Care and Education Workforce?

The Early Care and Education industry supports an estimated 5 million jobs nationwide. Of this total, 2.3 million work with children under the age of five. Read an important fact sheet published by the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Technical Assistance and Quality Assurance Center about the Early...

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New Child Development Associate (CDA) Module Program!

Starting February 11, 2012, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) in Las Vegas will be offering the UNCE Child Development Associate (CDA) Module Program!!  Register by February 6th, 2012 to RESERVE YOUR SPACE.  They have a long list of interested participants and enrollment is limited!!

An INFORMATIONAL...

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Membership with The Nevada Registry Reaches 4000!

Thank you to the 4000+ ECE professionals in Nevada who have completed the application process with the Registry! Thanks to you, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of having every child care professional working in licensed child care settings registered by the end of this year! Thank you for making early childhood your chosen profession and for being part of the professional...

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New Capacity Regulations for Family Child Care Providers

Attention Family Child Care Providers!

Effective January 1, 2012, any child of your own who is under the age of 3 MUST be included in your overall licensed capacity number. Read more about this new regulation.

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2012 NevAEYC Conference Scholarship Opportunity

The Office of Early Care and Education and The Children’s Cabinet, Inc. are pleased to offer scholarships to attend the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) Conference April 19-21, 2012. Professionals who are current members of The Nevada Registry and working in the field of early childhood in Nevada are eligible to apply. To be considered for a scholarship, completed...

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M.L. King Week Family Resource Fair

The Nevada Black Caucus Foundation in Partnership with Clark County’s Department of Family Services invite you to attend the 2012 King Week Family Resource Fair on Saturday, January 14, 2012; an event to honor the legacy of
Dr. Martin Luther King and his concern for the welfare of families.They are looking for resource agencies and providers to join in this effort as a community partner...

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Application Open for New Food Policy Council

The Washoe County Health District is proud to announce that applications are being accepted for the Washoe County Food Policy Council. This new, volunteer council will work towards improving access to healthy foods in Washoe County. There are a total of ten (10) Council positions representing diverse sectors of the local food system and the community at large. For more information and to apply...

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New Child Care Provider Committee Being Formed

The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (BHCQC) is creating a new Child Care Provider Committee.  This group will provide a forum for collaborative participation in regulatory development and issues that affect the child care industry and will be similar to the other seven provider groups that partner with the Bureau.  An informal meeting has been scheduled for January 20, 2012...

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Input from Center Directors Needed

The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is conducting a national study of the issues that are important to early childhood directors. If you are the director of an early childhood program, then this survey is for you!

Please take a few minutes to share your experiences. Responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential and will be published in a forthcoming McCormick Center...

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The Childrens Cabinet Achieves NACCRRA Quality Assurance!

Congratulations to The Children's Cabinet for achieiving NACCRA Quality Assurance and for being nationally recognized as one of the leading child care resource and referral agencies in the country! Read more about it.

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Child Care Centers in Northern Nevada Achieve National Accreditation

Congratulations to Sierra Nevada Academy Preschool and the Goddard School -  South Reno for recently achieiving national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)!

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NAN Board Recruitment for Rural Regional Representative

The Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) is seeking a Rural Regional Representative to be on the Board of Directors. The responsibilities include:

  • Articulate a regional, state and national vision for a strong Out of School Time (OST) System.
  • Possess a commitment to develop a strong OST leadership regionally and statewide.
  • Assist in recruiting regional members and engage individuals...

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Family Care Home Provider Network Meeting

The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Network in Southern Nevada. They will be holding their next meeting on Wednesday, January 11th, from 630 pm - 830 pm.  This meeting will also include a 1 hour training on licensing Regulations with Charlotte Hansen and a toy swap from 630 pm - 7 pm.

All Licensed Family Care Home providers...

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2011 Summary of Legislation

The Nevada Legislature has prepared a publication called the "Summary of Legislation" which is a compilation, by topic area, of every bill passed during the 2011 Legislative Session. The publication contains user-friendly bookmarks so you can easily navigate to the section(s) of interest...

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R.A.E.Y.C. Early Childhood Celebration Event

You are cordially invited to attend the R.A.E.Y.C. Early Childhood Celebration Event on Thursday, December 1st, 2011.  This event is open to ALL ECE Professionals (you don’t need to be a member R.A.E.Y.C to be recognized).
Event details.

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Family Child Care Application Deadline Approaching!

Attention Family Child Care Providers!
The deadline to apply to The Nevada Registry is just days away!

Don’t delay – if you have questions about the application process you can attend an upcoming outreach presentation,

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Registry Committee Member at Large

The Nevada Registry is currently seeking to fill a Community Member at Large position on the Registry Advisory Committee for 2012.  This is a voluntary, 1 year position that provides the unique opportunity for one professional of the ECE community to actively participate as a member of the Registry Advisory Committee. This volunteer position is open to any active member of...

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Limited Time Offer for Family Day Care Providers!

The Nevada Registry is pleased to announce that all Family Day Care and Group Home providers submitting a complete application to the Registry by November 11, 2011 (application must be date stamped by this date), will receive a free gift. But don’t delay, this is a limited time offer and available only while supplies last. (Note: All Family Day Care and Group Home providers...

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National Survey of Early Care and Education

A National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) will be conducted by The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), at the University of Chicago between late October, 2011 and May, 2012. If you are selected for the NSECE sample, we urge you to participate.  You may be contacted by email, mail, phone, or in-person.  Your response is very important...

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New SIDS Guidelines: No Bumpers in the Crib

According to new recommendations made by pediatricians, a baby's risk of dying while sleeping is reduced when he/she is vaccinated, breast-fed and has no "bumpers" lining the sides of their crib. Read more about their recommendations for promoting safe sleep for babies and...

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NevAEYC Call for Proposals

NevAEYC is looking for presenters for their annual early childhood conference.  The 2012 NevAEYC Conference “Intelligence…More Than Just IQ!”  is scheduled for April 19-21, 2011 at the Tuscany Resort in Las Vegas.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete...

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The Great Nevada ShakeOut

A statewide earthquake drill will take place on October 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM.

It is important for all of us at work and at home to be better prepared for earthquakes and to practice how to protect ourselves. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both. Learn more about the...

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New Family Child Care Provider Network Forming in Southern Nevada

The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the First meeting of the Family Care Home Provider Network in Southern Nevada.  They will have their first meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, in hopes that they can connect licensed home providers in the community to collaborate on ideas and find out what your needs are.  If you...

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Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

Governor Sandoval appointed the Director’s Office of the Department of Health and Human Services as the lead agency for submitting Nevada’s proposal for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. Review Nevada's response to the challenge.

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Registry Office Move and Closure!

The Nevada Registry’s office will be moving soon!

As a result, our office will be CLOSED 9/22/11 – 9/30/11 during our relocation. Training approval requests will not be reviewed during this time. Please submit all requests for training approval by 3 pm...

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Childrens Day in Nevada

The State of Nevada has designated the fourth Monday of September as "Children's Day" in a Proclamation dated April 18, 2011. The first annual Nevada Children's Day will be celebrated this year on Monday, September 26th. If you would like further information about Nevada Children's Day, please contact Mrs. Sylvia Fleming at

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State Child Care Licensing Regulation Changes

A number of Assembly Bills were passed during the recent legislative session that affect child care facilities. Child Care Licensing has summarized the changes in a letter being sent to all State-licensed facilities in September 2011. Review the changes. Please feel free to contact Melissa Faul...

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Revised Pre-K Standards Now Available!

The much anticipated Revised Nevada Pre-K Standards are here! The previously separate teacher and parent guidebooks have been merged into this new document, making it a much more complete and user friendly resource to support you in your work with young children.  Download your personal copy now...

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Upcoming Washoe County Child Care Advisory Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 11am - 1pm in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Bldg. A. They are also looking to fill 3 vacancies on the Advisory Board.

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Nevada Children's DataCenter Now Online!

The Nevada Children's DataCenter provides a centralized location for research, data, and analysis for individuals and organizations who impact the lives of Nevada's children, including educators, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, media, and other stakeholders.
 
Nevadachildrensdata.org will save you...

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Save the Date for the 2012 NevAEYC Conference

The NevAEYC 2012 Annual State Conference will be held April 19-21, 2012, at the Tuscany Hotel in Las Vegas. Please save the date!

The planning committee would like to invite you to help plan the 2012 Conference by serving on any of the committees listed below. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please email the committee...

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CSN Course Available: ECE 274 Child & Family

Message from Alyce Gray, College of Southern Nevada

ECE 274 Child and Family is being offered at the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:50 PM.  This course addresses how families function, cultural diversity and families, and special issues of families like divorce...

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Suggestion Box Added to Website

The Registry is always looking for ways to enhance and improve our website. As a result, a brand new feature, called the "Suggestion Box", is now available. If you have a great idea or suggestion for the Registry website, you can tell us about it by simply clicking on the transparent...

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Quality Child Care Needs Assessment

The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is sponsoring a Needs Assessment of the Availability of Quality Care in our state. Social Entrepreneurs, Inc. (SEI), the contractor for the project, is in the process of seeking applications from licensed child care centers who are interested in having SEI assess their center (up to two classrooms)&...

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New Childhood Obesity Training Requirement

SB27 was passed during the recent legislative session. This regulation requires employees of certain child care facilities to complete training each year relating to the lifelong wellness, health and safety of children. (BDR 38-24). The regulation reads as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 432A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to...

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New Crib Standards

Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. Read more about the new crib standards.

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TMCC Application Registration Deadline

Message from Crystal Swank
Professor, Early Childhood Education; Truckee Meadows Community College

Hello Friends and Colleagues,

For those in the northern part of the state, this information may be important to you or others you know.  Please pass this along to any who may be interested...

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Changes for Bureau of Services for Child Care

Effective July 1, 2011, the Bureau of Services for Child Care is no longer a part of the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The Bureau has transferred to the Health Division and is now under the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC). Read more.

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AB-546 Vetoed by Governor Sandoval

AB546 was vetoed by Governor Brian Sandoval on June 15, 2011, who stated that, "Such a standard sets a new, overly high bar for small businesses in the childcare industry. The cost of this annual training would either be passed through to consumers, many of whom cannot afford to pay more for their childcare, or born by employees, many of whom work for relatively...

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AB-546 Heard by the Senate

Assembly Bill 546 was heard on the Nevada State Senate floor today and has been directed to the Senate Finance Committee. A hearing date has not yet been set. Contact the following committee members with your feedback:

State of Nevada Senate Committee on Finance

Steven Horsford

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Update on Assembly Bill 546

AB-546 that “makes various changes to provisions governing early childhood care and education” was passed by the Assembly over the weekend and will be heard by the Senate and possibly the Finance and/or Education Committee ...

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AB-546 Hearing Saturday, May 21, 2011!

AB-546 will be heard by the Assembly Ways and Means Committee 05/21/11!

Meeting Information:

  • 9:00 AM  - Assembly Ways and Means
  • Room 3137 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
    Videoconferenced to 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.&nbsp...

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New Search Option Added to Training Calendar

In response to a GREAT suggestion received by one of our active Registry members; Donna Einspahr, Center Director from Gardnerville, a new search option has been added to the Training Calendar. In addition to searching by county, by date or by Core Knowledge Area, you can now also narrow your search down by the initial courses required...

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2010 Registry Program Report Now Available!

The Nevada Registry's first annual program brief, "2010 Registry Snapshot: A Summary of Registry Membership, Registered Trainers and the Training Approval System" is complete! 

This is the first in a series of...

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NAEYC Revised Position Statement on Technology

In Spring 2010 the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media (Fred Rogers Center) began revising the NAEYC 1996 position statement, Technology and Young Children—Ages 3 to 8. The purpose of this position statement is to provide guide the selection, use...

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Registry Reaches a New Milestone

As of May 11, 2011, over 3000 early childhood professionals are active members of The Nevada Registry - the highest number in Registry history! Thank you to those who have recently joined and to those who continue to renew your membership on an annual basis!  

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The Great Shakeout

The Great Shakeout - Helping Child Care Providers Prepare for Disasters

Information provided by the Office of Head Start (OHS) in Washington D.C.

The recent tragedies we have seen in Japan and New Zealand underscore the need for all of us – as individuals, at our schools, child care centers, workplaces and in communities – to...

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Amended Early Childhood Assembly Bill 546

Assembly Bill 546, which makes various changes to provisions governing early childhood care and education, was presented before the Assembly Committee on Education on April 6, 2011. A second hearing to amend the bill was held on April 15, 2011. To read the revised language, visit the ...

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NAFCC Scholarships Available!

The Office of Early Care and Education is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the National Association for Family Child Care Conference (NAFCC) in Las Vegas Nevada July 21-23, 2011.  For more information and to download the application, please click here.&...

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Early Childhood Bill AB-546

BDR 38-739 (AB-546) makes various changes to provisions governing early childhood care and education, including the establishment of the Early Childhood Council, requiring certain types of training for child care providers and includes an increase to the number of required child care training hours. Read the entire bill.

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Walk for Children & Family Fun Day

The Reno Association for the Education of Young Children Presents:

Week of the Young Child
Walk For Children and Family Fun Day

On the Peninsula @ The Sparks Marina
Saturday, April 16, 2011

Event Details

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2011 Legislative Bill Draft Tracking

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through research, advocacy and other specialized services. The goals of NICRP include:

  • Conducting research and reporting on children's issues;
  • Provide information that will advance children...

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 28, 2011 from 6 - 8 pm in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Building A.

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FREE Community Concert!

The 2011 NevAEYC Conference - "Advocating Play", is proud to bring the families of Northern Nevada a FREE Community Concert!

Bring the family and join NevAEYC for a free 1 hour concert featuring award winning Charlotte Diamond performing her family friendly music!

The show is Friday April, 1, 2011...

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NevAEYC Conference Registration Deadline Extended!

NevAEYC is pleased to announce the extension of the 2011 Conference Early Bird registration deadline!   

Early Bird registration deadlines and pricing have been extended by more than a week!  Registrations received by Friday March 11, 2011 eligible for...

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Economic Impact of Early Care and Education

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development has published a report, "The Economic Impact of Early Care and Education in Nevada" at the request of The Children's Cabinet.

The report was released in a media event on February 23, 2011, at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. 

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Attention Family Day Care Providers!

DID YOU KNOW?

All Family Day Care Providers must apply to the Registry by December 31, 2011!


Don’t delay! Attend one of the upcoming Registry presentations to learn more about...

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Conference Scholarships Available

The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) will be granting scholarships to Early Childhood Educators working with children ages 0-8 years in at-risk, low-income venues to attend the 2011 Nevada Early Childhood Conference in Reno, Nevada, April 1-2 at the Grand Sierra Resort. Don't delay! The deadline to apply is February 25, 2011!

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The Registry Launches New Website!

The Nevada Registry is proud to announce we have launched a brand-new version of nevadaregistry.org this month! Our website is now better organized and easier for members, trainers and sponsors to navigate.  We think you'll love the new, modern design and blog too! 

With the help...

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Advocate for Children!

“Raising the Roof for Children’s Issues in Nevada”

Join NevAEYC for a half day workshop on March 31, 2011 as they explore the strategies and venues available to advocate for children.  Participants will explore how best to plan a unified presence to protect programs for children and families; we will gain insight...

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Nevada Chosen as National Example

The National Governor's Association (NGA), Center for Best Practices is part of the Early Childhood Data Collaboration (ECDC), a consortium with several other national organizations, to support states in developing coordinated, longitudinal early care and education data systems.   They are currently finalizing a white paper that will describe the "10 Essential...

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PDP Now Available!

The Professional Development Plan (PDP) can help you plan for your career in ECE. Download a copy today to get started!

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Statewide Job Board

Did you know that The Nevada Registry hosts a statewide Job Board for Early Care and Education (ECE)? The job board is a service provided to the entire ECE community in Nevada and allows employers to advertise available positions FREE OF CHARGE!  It also makes it easy for job-seekers to find open positions in early childhood-related programs.   Visit...

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Southern Nevada Subsidy Update

(Update provided by the Office of Early Care and Education)

As of July 1, 2010 the Child Care Subsidy program is now administered by the Las Vegas Urban League and Child Care Resource & Referral Services are being provided by the Children's Cabinet.

  • The Child Care Subsidy Program is...

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New Staff Announcement

The Nevada Registry is happy to introduce the newest additions to the Registry staff; Joetta Forsty and Marie Rowe! Each comes to the program with a vast amount of experience in ECE and a refreshing enthusiasm for the work being done here at the Registry. Learn more about Joetta and Marie by visiting the Staff page of the Registry website...

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Mandatory Participation

As per State Child Care Licensing regulations R112-06 and R001-09, participation in The Nevada Registry is now a requirement for all caregivers working in licensed child care settings. This requirement will be phased-in over the next 3-1/2 years. Review the phase-in <...

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Nevada Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals

The Nevada Registry’s Core Competencies handbook is designed to be a practical self-assessment tool that may be used in a variety of ways regardless of your role (caregiver, supervisor, trainer, career counselor, Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty, etc.) or the setting in which you work. Use of...

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