News, Updates & Events
Posted April 30, 2020 at 10:46 AM by Shelly Nye
On April 14, 2020, the Office of Child Care (OCC) hosted a webinar regarding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for child care, including the latest Guidance for Child Care Programs That Remain Open. CDC staff members answered questions related to this guidance, and OCC staff members answered policy- and programmatic-specific questions. A recording of the webinar is now available.
Watch the Recording Now!
For more information, guidance and resources about the COVID-19 response in Nevada, visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.
Posted April 26, 2020 at 10:28 AM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Registry just rolled out a new feature designed to help you locate a specific training you have delivered within the “Approved Training Sessions” tab of your Trainer Account - the ability to search by approval code. This new feature makes it easier than ever to access/review the details of a training session and enter attendance since we know that searching for specific training...
Posted April 24, 2020 at 10:31 AM by Shelly Nye
Join the Children's Advocacy Alliance for a weekly Nevada Strong Start Virtual Town Hall, every Tuesday at 1pm starting April 28th. They will have various guest speakers presenting on topics relevant to both early childhood educators AND families with young children ranging from health safety, de-escalation techniques, mental health and wellness, and more!
They hope to see you there! Please...
Posted April 23, 2020 at 05:20 PM by Shelly Nye
Because the Governor's Stay at Home order will not be lifted on April 30th as originally anticipated, all in-person Registry-approved training sessions will be suspended through May 31, 2020. If the order is lifted prior to May 31st and/or Phase 1 of the State's re-opening plan is launched and allows for group gatherings, this timeline will be adjusted accordingly.
What this means is...
Posted April 23, 2020 at 01:15 PM by Shelly Nye
This guidance summarizes best practices for national implementation to sustain personal protective equipment (PPE) while ensuring the protection of workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response.
Posted April 21, 2020 at 04:03 PM by Shelly Nye
Another busy month is in the books. Check out the activities that occurred during March.
- Membership total: 7332
- 661 applications and renewal forms were received and data-entered into the system. As a reminder, paper renewal forms are no longer accepted as of January 1, 2020.
- 675 membership certificates were processed. View, download or print...
Posted April 21, 2020 at 11:05 AM by Shelly Nye
Despite a slow start, it seems that testing supplies and availability are gradually improving. In addition to the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory (NSPHL) and Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory, Quest Laboratories, LabCorp and several other commercial and hospital-based labs are currently well-equipped to conduct a large number of COVID-19 RT-PCR tests in a timely manner.
Posted April 20, 2020 at 03:36 PM by Shelly Nye
For Child Care Providers Statewide:
Please see the memo below from the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Child Care and Development Program regarding funding that is available through the Federal CARES Act. These funds will be awarded through a competitive application process to support up to three months of operating costs. To be eligible for a grant, child care providers...
Posted April 16, 2020 at 10:38 PM by Shelly Nye
The Class of 2020 is on the threshold of graduating from high school, but because of COVID-19 closures, they are missing out on some of the most memorable experiences of their senior year.
Although our classrooms are dark, our community’s care and encouragement for our students is shining brightly! The Washoe County School District is asking local businesses and organizations to create...
Posted April 14, 2020 at 12:21 PM by Shelly Nye
The Las Vegas Urban League is supporting parents and providers during these challenging times with videos highlighting educational activities that parents and providers can do at home with children. Videos are posted daily, Monday through Friday at 11am.
For daily updates, “like” and “follow" the Las Vegas Urban League on any of their...
Posted April 13, 2020 at 11:44 AM by Shelly Nye
Providers and parents have many questions about child care during the COVID-19 response, and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services is working to answer them all.
To that end, the letter below will answer a few questions that both providers and parents are asking. This includes information about child care’s status as an “essential” business, registering to provide...
Posted April 9, 2020 at 11:43 AM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Child Care and Development Program (CCDP) is sending a big thank you to all child care providers who answered their survey. It has really helped them understand what is happening on the front lines. Your voice is being heard!
To further help you, they have drafted a letter (see link below) that addresses child care providers’ needs (such as cash, supplies and food) and some...
Posted April 9, 2020 at 11:34 AM by Shelly Nye
To help you maintain safety and awareness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ChildCare Aware of America has compiled upcoming and recorded
Posted April 7, 2020 at 02:32 PM by Shelly Nye
Visit The Children's Cabinet website for a list of resources for families and children during COVID-19.
Posted April 7, 2020 at 02:28 PM by Shelly Nye
In order to support child care through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Department of Education, the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, The Children’s Cabinet, and the Las Vegas Urban League, have established procedures to issue emergency stipends. Please click on the application for more information.COVID-19
Posted April 3, 2020 at 08:35 PM by Shelly Nye
Please see information in the flyer below for a virtual town hall that the Children's Advocacy Alliance is hosting for ALL Nevada Child Care providers. Panelists will present on updates to Nevada child care, federal child care assistance, ideas for sustaining your child care business, and how you can support your families through distance and virtual learning opportunities.
Posted April 3, 2020 at 12:09 AM by Shelly Nye
We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community very seriously. Like you, we are closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are practicing social distancing. We have temporarily closed our office to protect and care for those who work with us, our members, and the public....
Posted April 2, 2020 at 09:52 PM by Shelly Nye
Because The Nevada Registry office is closed to the public through April 30, 2020 in response to COVID-19, we are temporarily accepting NEW membership applications via email. Please save your completed Membership Application and all supporting documents in PDF format and email it to: <...
Posted April 2, 2020 at 12:33 PM by Shelly Nye
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a Supplemental Guide for Child Care. Written in collaboration with the Offices of Child Care and Head Start for a variety of child care settings, this resource provides guidance specific to child care on issues such as:
- Social distancing;
- Child pick up and drop off procedures;
- Cleaning and disinfecting of toys...
Posted April 1, 2020 at 10:42 AM by Shelly Nye
Census Day falls on April 1 and signifies an important logistical detail related to the count: As you answer the census, you'll be asked to report your address based on where you live as of April 1, 2020.
The deadline to complete is mid-August. You should have already received information in the mail. It takes only minutes to complete!
Please click on the following...