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News, Updates & Events

Office of ChildCare Webinar - Recording Available

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

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Attention Trainers: New Feature Added to Your Trainer Account

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...

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Join the Children's Advocacy Alliance for a Weekly Nevada Strong Start Virtual Town Hall

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...

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Attention Trainers: In-Person Training Suspended through May 2020

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...

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Best Practices for Preserving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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.

FEMA Fact Sheet

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A Look Inside The Nevada Registry - March 2020

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...

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Updated Testing Criteria for COVID-19

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. 

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CARES Act Grant Memorandum for Nevada Child Care Providers and Registered Emergency Providers

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...

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Be the Light Campaign

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...

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Las Vegas Urban League Early Childhood Connection

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...

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Child Care Answers

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...

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Helping With Child Care Provider Needs

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...

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More COVID-19 Resources for You

To help you maintain safety and awareness during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, ChildCare Aware of America has compiled upcoming and recorded

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Resources for Families and Children During COVID-19

Visit The Children's Cabinet website for a list of resources for families and children during COVID-19. 

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COVID-19 Provider Emergency Stipends

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

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4/7/20 Virtual Town Hall for Nevada Child Care Providers

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.

The Town...

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Attention Trainers: In-Person Training Temporarily Suspended

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....

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NEW Membership Applications Now Accepted via Email

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: <...

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Important COVID-19 Resource for Child Care

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...

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April 1 is Census Day!

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...

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