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News, Updates & Events

TODAY: Virtual Education Roundtable

Congressman Steven Horsford will be hosting a virtual education roundtable, TODAY, Friday, May 29th, at 1:15 PM. The purpose of this event is to provide a space for K-12 stakeholders to discuss the biggest concerns as they relate to distance learning, access to technology, and broadband. Congressman Horsford will also provide Congressional updates as they relate to education. 

We encourage you to participate and make your voice heard! If you plan to participate, please log in to Zoom by 1:10 PM, today, May 29th.

Register in advance for this webinar.

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ATTENTION EARLY CHILDHOOD PROVIDERS! Just two days left to be included in an important COVID-related survey!

National Workforce Registry Alliance, Inc. is proud to partner with Yale School of Medicine and invite early childhood providers from across the country to complete a brief (12-20 minute long) survey regarding child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. All responses will be kept confidential. This survey will be open until June 1, 2020.

At least 10 people who complete this survey will be randomly...

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Attention Trainers: Ability to Save a Partially Entered Training Request Now Available

A new feature has been added to the trainer portal - the ability to save a partially entered training approval request. This allows you to start and save a training approval request mid-stream. No more losing your progress when you have to step away or if the system times out!

When you have saved a partially entered training session, a new tab appears in your Trainer Account titled, &ldquo...

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CARES Grant Application Due Friday, May 29, 2020

Applications for CARES Act grant funds are due this Friday, May 29, 2020 at 5 p.m.

See the links below for frequently asked questions about the CARES Act grant application process as well as the scoring matrix for the grant. 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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Guiding Principles of The Nevada Registry and Revised Vision and Mission Statements

Research demonstrates the vital importance of professional education for individuals providing early care and education experiences for children. What we do or do not do for young children makes a difference in their learning capabilities and their future success in life. Ensuring that individuals who provide these experiences have the knowledge and the skills to provide quality early care and...

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Integration of CDC Guidelines with Nevada Regulations: Infection Control Best Practices Overlap with NAC 432A Requirements for Child Care Providers

Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Nevada Regulations have been integrated to help child care providers reduce the risk of coronavirus spread within their facilities. Nevada Child Care Licensing unit has developed a document to show providers how CDC recommendations pair with state level requirements. Facilities are encouraged...

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Nevada Registry Member's Help Needed in a Yale Study!

The National Workforce Registry Alliance has partnered with the Yale School of Medicine in an effort to find out how Early Childhood educators like yourself, and the families you serve, can remain safe and healthy through the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Nevada’s frontline heroes, you do your best...

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Available Child Care Services

Child Care continues to be an essential service for Nevada families and child care facilities can continue to provide services to their existing families as well as new children. The state is asking child care providers to give priority to essential services and emergency workers when filling new or vacant positions. 
 
During COVID-19, “Essential Services and Emergency Workers...

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Fall 2020 Infant/Toddler CDA Application and Schedule

A message from the University of Nevada Extension:

Hello early childhood education professionals!

The University of Nevada Extension is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Infant/Toddler CDA Coaching program. Classes will be offered both in Las Vegas and in Reno, NV. The class schedule and application form can be accessed below.

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Child Care Advisory Meeting - Information Only

An information session of the Child Care Advisory Council will be held virtually Thursday, May 21 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. As this is not an official meeting of the council, it will not adhere to open meeting laws and no voting will be conducted. Child Care Licensing will be available to provide an update on the grading and sanction regulation proposals as well as to answer any questions providers...

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Reporting Child Abuse During COVID-19 Crisis

As mandatory reporters, child care providers play a role in protecting children, especially under current stay-at-home orders.

Times of crisis put families under great stress and can lead to significant increases in the risk of child abuse/neglect. With stay-at-home orders in place, children may not have much interaction with any adults outside of their...

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Act TODAY: Fight to Sustain Child Care

A message from Children's Advocacy Alliance: 

The latest COVID-19 relief package, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, proposes significantly less funding than is necessary to sustain the child care system through the pandemic, and allows states to waive important licensing regulations for emergency care...

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Free Online Training Related to COVID-19

continued Early Childhood Education, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association, is offering free courses for child care administrators and staff concerning COVID-19.  These courses include stress management and mindfulness in these uncertain times, as well as emergency response strategies. Use the promo...

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A Look Inside The Nevada Registry - April 2020

COVID-19 dramatically changed how we did our work in April and dramatically impacted our membership total, training approval requests and Job Board submissions, but we are hopeful that things will return to a more "normal" state in the coming months as child care workers return to work and our state begins to reopen. 

  • Membership total: 7247 (decreased by 150 this month)
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Resources for Coping and Managing During COVID-19

The Children’s Mobile Crisis Response Team is available to support children experiencing a mental health or behavioral crisis.

Informational Flyer

For more information, guidance and resources about the COVID-19 response in Nevada, visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.

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CARES Act Grant Opportunity

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The training opportunity associated with this grant to support you in writing your business and marketing plans for the grant application has been extended.  Please see training flyer attached within the Notice of Funding Opportunity in the link below. 

Please click the following link for more information and to apply for the grant: 

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Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada

Governor Sisolak provided guidelines for Phase 1 of reopening Nevada. You can find the full report here.   

For Individuals: 

  • Everyone is encouraged to continue staying at home when practicable, utilizing face coverings when in public, maintaining 6 feet of social distancing, and limiting gatherings to 10 or fewer people...

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New Video Tutorial – Entering Attendance

Are you a trainer curious about the new attendance tracking feature that launched in March 2020? 

What is It?
The attendance tracking feature allows you to electronically submit attendance to The Nevada Registry for review and verification. Once verified, completed Registry-approved training can be added to the membership accounts of active Registry members within approximately one...

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New Attendance System Notifications

The Nevada Registry's new attendance tracking feature launched on March 5, 2020. This feature allows completed Registry-approved training to be added to the membership accounts of active Registry members within approximately one week of attending an in-person or virtual training session. Commonly referred to as "real time" data tracking, this is a significant benefit to professionals working in...

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CARES Act Grant Opportunity

Nevada has received CARES Act funding and an application has been developed so that providers may apply for these funds.  IMPORTANT: The training opportunity associated with this grant begins Tuesday May 5th, 2020. Please see training flyer within the Notice of Funding Opportunity in the link below.
  
Please click the following link for more information and...

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Board of Health to Consider Child Care Regulations in June

Proposed regulations affecting the child care industry in Nevada will be heard at the Board of Health (BOH) meeting via videoconference Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:00am.

In 2017, new Nevada law implemented administrative sanctions for licensed child care facilities. The proposed regulation supplements and amendments of LCB File No. 135-18P and 182-18I were generated to bring the Division of...

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Free Online Training Course Available through CCEI: Coping With Crises & Traumatic Events

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is offering ADM107: Coping With Crises & Traumatic Events to all CCEI users as a FREE COURSE. Available to all users now through 5/31/2020. English promo code: TRAUMA. Spanish promo code: TRAUMASP.

This course is intended to provide information about reducing the impact...

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Nominate a Nevada Hero Today!

Nevada Heroes are among us. They’re the people teaching and caring for our children from afar. 

Send your Nevada Hero of the Day nomination to: NevadaHero@gmail.com

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