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NDE, OELD Seeking Non-Profit Sub-Grantees for State Pre-K

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE), Office of Early Learning and Development currently sub-grants with school districts, charter schools, and non-profit organizations to provide no-cost pre-K programs and wrap around services to 4-year-olds whose families are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Limit. Licensed child care facilities are eligible to receive State funding to implement high quality State Pre-K seats, but are required to partner with a non-profit organization.   This partnership is a valuable way to expand our State Pre-K program.   

Information About the Nevada Ready! Pre-K Program 

The NDE, Office of Early Learning and Development is currently soliciting non-profit agencies interested in serving as a Nevada Ready! State Pre-K sub-grantee.  Current non-profit organizations include the United Way of Southern Nevada and Community Services Agency.  Non-profit entities will be responsible for:  

  • Recruiting licensed child care providers for participation
  • Completing and submitting an application for funding to NDE
  • Managing all required components of the high-quality pre-K program 

If your non-profit organization is interested in serving as a sub-grantee, please contact Stacey Joyner, PhD at or 702-668-4348. 

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Fingerprint Fee for Background Checks Changed in 2019

Fees for fingerprinting child care facility employees changed on Jan. 1, 2019, which is important because paying the incorrect amount may delay required background checks. 

The fee for employees will go up by 50 cents, to a new total fee of $36.75. The change is because the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) portion of the fee changed; the state portion of the fee is unchanged for...

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Did You Know? Tips for Finding CCDBG Health and Safety Training

Did you know that ProSolutions Training is currently offering the following CCDBG Health and Safety courses online FREE OF CHARGE for a limited time? 

  • Building and Physical Premises Safety, Including the Storage and Handling of Bio-Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning Resulting from a Natural or Man-Made Event
  • Medication...

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Tip of the Week Returns From Hiatus

Back in 2015, we launched a new feature of the blog called “Tip of the Week” 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....

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2019 State Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2019 NevAEYC State Conference. 

Date: April 25-27, 2019
Location: Tuscany Suites & Casino - Las Vegas.  

Register on or before March 31st to get the early bird rate!

Click Here to Register

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Week of the Young Child Family Event

The Southern Nevada Chapter of NevAEYC would like to invite you to help celebrate children in their community on Saturday, April 13, 2019 form 9am-12pm at the Las Vegas Roots Community Garden as part of NAEYC's annual "Week of the Young Children" celebration. 

They are looking for businesses and organizations to get involved with this free family event. Please click on the vendor registration...

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NAEYC Power to the Profession Decision Cycle 3, 4, 5 and 6 Draft Now Available

The National Association for the Education's Power to the Profession project is a national collaboration aimed at defining the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge, and competencies, qualifications, standards, and compensation.

Their next set of draft recommendations is now available for input from the Early Childhood community. Known...

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ECE Praxis Review - Help Wanted

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

The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is looking for Pre-K through 2nd grade teachers and ECE higher education faculty to assist with a Praxis test review. 

During the January Commission on Professional Standards...

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A Look Inside The Nevada Registry - January 2019

As you can see by the numbers below, 2019 is off to a great start! 

  • 831 applications and renewal forms were received and data-entered into the system (200 more than last month!)
  • 520 Certificates of Achievement/Certificates of Participation were processed and mailed. Be sure to contact our office if you do not receive your certificate within 30 days of the email notification...

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REVISED 2019 Meeting Schedule for the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (NECAC)

Please click on the link below to view the REVISED 2019 meeting schedule for the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (NECAC). There is a change in the April meeting date.

Please note: Locations may vary throughout the year, please check schedule below or the website for the locations: 

Revised 2019 Meeting...

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Attention Trainers: TAS-Related Documents Updated

Many of the TAS-related documents have been updated recently, but we'd like to draw your attention to two specific documents designed to help ensure approved trainers are aware of and understand the requirements for trainer renewal for the 2020 calendar year. Please review these documents and feel free to contact our office with any questions. 


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Attention Approved Trainers! New Resource Available

The Nevada Registry, with input from the TAS Advisory Workgroup, has developed a new resource designed to provide approved trainers with important trainer approval/renewal reminders, expectations, timelines and changes for the 2019 and 2020 calendar years. Please review this document and contact our office with...

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Upcoming Office Closure on 2/18/19

The Nevada Registry will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of Presidents' Day. Regular office hours will resume at 8 am on Tuesday, February 19th. 

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Upcoming Senate Committee on Education Meeting

A message from the Office of Early Learning and Development:

Please see the agenda below for the Senate Committee on Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm. The topic of early childhood is on the agenda so it may be of interest. The meeting can be viewed live over the internet.

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Kindness Campaign Kick Off

The Nevada Registry kicked off the 2019 Kindness Campaign by supporting the American Heart Association's Little Hearts, Big Hats™ project. For the 2nd year in a row, several staff and friends of the Reno Early Childhood PDC crocheted red hats (a total of 119 this year) for babies born in February at participating hospitals. These tiny red hats, on thousands of babies throughout the country...

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