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Registry Training Calendar Updated to Improve Navigation

You talked - we listened!

Several enhancements have been made to make your searches for Registry-approved training on the Training Calendar easier than ever before! Many of these changes are the direct result of feedback received from directors, administrators and approved trainers who completed two recent surveys regarding high-quality professional development, as well as from members and other stakeholders who have more informally shared their suggestions through phone calls and emails. Thank you to everyone who has taken a moment to share your thoughts with us. Our goal is to make our resources as user-friendly as possible and your input helps us to ensure we are effectively meeting your needs! 

Highlights of Changes:

  • Instructions have been added to guide users on how to use the search filters to produce the most relevant results (too many filters can produce minimal or no results). 
  • A ‘Training Format’ dropdown list has been added. This dropdown allows users to select “In-Person” or “Online” based on their preferred learning style and professional development needs. 
  • A helpful hint/shortcut has been added to the top of the page to make it easier to find the free, online, initial training courses currently being offered by ProSolutions Training, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and a few others. Previously, users had to sort through each online distance provider to find these courses.  Now, all you need to do is simply select “Online” and “Free” to find what is currently available at no charge. 
  • Certain filters now become disabled based on the training format selected to reduce search result errors. For example, because ‘County’ is not applicable when searching for online training, that dropdown becomes disabled when the ‘Online’ training format is selected. Likewise, if a county is selected from the dropdown list, the ‘Online and Distance Learning Organizations’ dropdown list is disabled.   
  • Training sessions that meet specific initial training requirements of Child Care Licensing such as Child Abuse & Neglect and Emergency Preparedness, currently include a statement to verify if they can be taken for this purpose. Previously, only the courses that fully met a requirement were flagged this way. As of the calendar update, courses that partially meet the requirement for Wellness and Child Development/Guidance & Discipline also include a statement; the difference being that additional/multiple training sessions will need to be completed to fully satisfy the requirement. This change was made to make it easier to find training sessions being offered for fewer hours than what is required (i.e., less than two hours for Wellness and three hours for Child Development/Guidance & Discipline). Previously, the only way to do this was to conduct a very time-consuming broad search of ALL approved training and scan through each event.  
  • The ability to search for a specific trainer has been added. The ‘Approved Trainers’ dropdown list includes all trainers who currently have training scheduled that is open to the public. Trainers without future training scheduled and/or who are currently not offering training open to the public will not appear in the dropdown list.

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Upcoming Adult Learning Principles Training Opportunities for Approved Trainers

As a reminder, all trainers in the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education or college coursework related to his/her approved training topics/expertise during the 2019 calendar year. An additional three hours of training must be specific to adult learning principles (for a total of 15 hours) as defined on the

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Trainer Survey Results Now Available

In January 2019, The Nevada Registry invited approved Trainers to complete a survey regarding their views about training evaluation. The survey was administered by KPS3 Marketing, a research firm based in Reno. The information collected will be considered by the Training Approval System (TAS) Advisory Workgroup...

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Approved Trainers - Are You Utilizing this Resource?

Have you checked out your Training Transcript? 

The next time you log in to your User Portal account, notice the button under your 'Approved Trainings' tab called “Training Transcript”. Click on this button to view, download and/or print a PDF document containing an up-to-date listing of all your Registry...

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Director/Administrator Survey Results Now Available

In January 2019, The Nevada Registry invited Directors and Administrators of Early Childhood Programs to complete a brief survey regarding their views about the components of high quality training and professional development. The survey was administered by KPS3 Marketing, a research firm based in Reno. The information collected will be considered by the

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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - The Role of Risk in Early Childhood

The ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to offer GUI105: The Role of Risk in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users March 1-31, 2019.  This course is approved by The Nevada Registry for two child care training hours.

This course explores the important role of risk...

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Child Care Expulsion and Suspension Policy

Important message from Christell Askew, Child Care Unit Chief

Letter to Providers

The Child Care and Development Program (CCDP) will be implementing an Expulsion and Suspension Prevention policy effective April 1, 2019. This new policy will require that certain steps be taken by child...

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CCDBG Health and Safety Training Now Required in Washoe County

New Health and Safety training requirements were adopted into State Child Care Licensing regulations in February of last year (2018). Since that time, providers working in facilities licensed by the State have been required to complete additional initial training in Building and Physical Premises Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Medication Administration and Food Allergies, Shaken...

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Week of the Young Child™

Week of the Young Child™ is April 8 - 12, 2019. Join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as they celebrate our youngest learners with five fun-filled, themed days. All week long they'll be featuring music, resources, and activity ideas for teachers and families that will make play meaningful and learning fun!

  • Music Monday - April 8
  • Tasty...

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Vacancy

The Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is seeking to fill a vacant position on their board with a parent receiving child care services from a home or center-based facility. Read the announcement below for more details. 

Position Vacancy - Parent Representative

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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 14, 2019  
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
LOCATION: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers  Washoe County Complex, Building A1001
East 9th Street  Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Applicants Sought for Child Care Advisory Council

The Child Care Advisory Council (CCAC) is looking for applicants to fill positions that will represent different segments of the child care industry:

  • For-profit child care center located in Southern Nevada
  • Nonprofit child care center located in Northern Nevada
  • Family care provider located in Northern Nevada
  • Rural provider (any facility type)

The Council...

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A Look Inside The Nevada Registry - February 2019

February proved to be another busy month at The Nevada Registry. Here are a few highlights: 

  • Membership total: 6816 (an increase of 89 since last month!)
  • 701 applications and renewal forms were received and data-entered into the system. 
  • 690 Certificates of Achievement/Certificates of Participation were processed and mailed (nearly 200 more than last month!)....

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Las Vegas Adult Learning Academy Concludes

Congratulations to the most recent graduates of The Nevada Registry's Adult Learning Academy in Las Vegas: Tiffany Akai, May Caparas, Emily Champlin, Mysha McClain, Gina Perez, Kaleyah Smalls, LaShunta Smith and Debbie Odle. These eight individuals completed an intensive 15-hour Academy co-led by Teresa Byington from University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Theresa Vadala with Child Care...

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