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Attention Center Directors and Owners!

Do you have a large space at your facility that would accommodate a group of adult learners? Would you be willing to offer your space free of charge to approved trainers in the evenings and on the weekends who are looking for new locations to offer their Registry-approved training? If so, please let The Nevada Registry know as we are keeping a running list of facilities who have expressed a willingness to open up their location to trainers. Working together we can increase professional development opportunities for the ECE workforce in Nevada! 

Thank you! 

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Tip of the Week: Recognition for 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 a classroom materials kit from Lakeshore in exchange for...

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Scholarship Opportunity for 2018 NevAEYC Conference

The Office of Early Learning & Development is pleased to announce scholarships for the 2018 NevAEYC Early Childhood Conference: Guardians of the Future: Powering Up Our Profession

Where: Nugget Casino - Sparks, Nevada
When: April 12 - 14, 2018

Event Details: 

  • Thursday, April 12, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm: DEC Conference Day (Optional– if you would like to...

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New Initial Health and Safety Training - Coming Soon!

As of February 1, 2018, the following new CCDBG health and safety training is required:

  • Building and Physical Premises Safety including Storage of Bio-Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning Resulting from a Natural or Man-Made Event
  • Medication Administration and the Prevention of and Response to Food and Other Allergies in the...

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New Child Care Regulations Take Effect Feb. 1

Changes to group size and ratio standards, injury/accident reporting, training requirements and other requirements for child care facility licensing go into effect Feb. 1, 2018.

These regulation changes bring Nevada into compliance with the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. On Sept. 21, 2017. The flyer below summarizes the changes. More information is available on the...

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Tip of the Week: To Apply or Not to Apply?

Occasionally there is confusion about who is required to apply to The Nevada Registry. The basic rule of thumb is that if you work in a licensed child care setting of any type (center, Family/Group Home Care, etc.) AND are counted in the staff/child ratios, you must apply (and annually renew) to the Registry. With that said, ANYONE working in an ECE-related capacity is welcome to apply - even if...

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Attention Trainers: Guidelines for the Submission of CCDBG Health and Safety Training Now Available

The Nevada Registry, with input from the TAS Advisory Workgroup and State Child Care Licensing, has created content guidelines and trainer requirements specific to the recently adopted CCDBG health and safety training that is now required within 120 days of employment in a child care facility (Building and Physical...

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Tip of the Week: 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 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 are unable to...

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Tip of the Week: Opening Your Own Child Care Facility

Are you considering opening up your own child care facility? Check out this information offered by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (AKA: State Child Care Licensing) that outlines the steps to submitting an application for a new child care facility in Nevada. Still have questions?

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Upcoming Meeting of the Child Care Advisory Committee

The Child Care Advisory Council will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

Discussion items include implementation of new laws and regulations affecting the child care industry. To view the full agenda, including meeting locations in Carson City and Las Vegas, visit the

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Important Change to Online Course Availability

As of January 5, 2018, the only online training you will find on The Nevada Registry's Training Calendar are courses being offered by organizations that are IACET or CHEA accredited. This means that some of the online training you have taken in the past is no longer...

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New Inclusion Resource from the NDE

The NDE Office of Special Education is excited to share a new resource with you; the Early Childhood Inclusion Guidance Manual. This guidance is for preschool teachers, administrators and service providers in all educational settings serving children 3-5. The intent of this manual is to fully inform early childhood service providers regarding...

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