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News, Updates & Events

Increase in Fingerprint Fees

The fee for fingerprinting will increase in 2019, which will affect child care facility employees who need to have the required background check conducted.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) portion of the fingerprint fees will increase to $13.25. The state’s portion will not increase. Total cost for Fingerprint Based Submissions will now be $36.75 and the total cost for Volunteers will be $29.25. 

The State of Nevada Child Care Licensing (CCL) unit conducts background investigations on all owners, directors, employees, and volunteers of licensed child care facilities.

For full information on the background check requirements, visit the Open and Operate a Child Care Facility web page.

For regular updates about Nevada Child Care Licensing, visit the Health Care Quality and Compliance official blog and follow Nevada Child Care Licensing on Facebook.

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Give Input on Proposed Child Care Regulations

The Nevada Child Care Licensing Unit is asking for feedback from providers about how proposed regulation changes will affect small businesses. To provide input, please complete a short survey by Nov. 22, 2018.

A few key regulations that are being amended and/or included throughout Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) 432A include:

  • Grading System (section 1 – 34 of R135-18 and...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Child Care Advisory Council

The Child Care Advisory Council (CCAC) will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. 

Click here to view the agenda, including meeting locations in Carson City and Las Vegas and a call-in phone number. You may also visit the

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Save the Date for the Next Nevada Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council will be held on October 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm. Meeting agenda is forthcoming.  

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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: June 27, 2018 
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
LOCATION: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers  
Washoe County Complex, Building A1001  
East 9th Street  
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda...

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New Resource Available: Initial Training "Cheat Sheet"

Confused about the new health and safety requirements? Wonder which initial training topics must be completed one-time, annually or otherwise? Good news – help has arrived! The Nevada Registry, with input from State and Washoe County Child Care Licensing, has put together a new “cheat sheet” to help you navigate the new regulations and understand your responsibilities with regard...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Child Care Advisory Council

The Child Care Advisory Council (CCAC) will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Discussion items include implementation of new laws and regulations affecting the child care industry; CCAC bylaws and membership; and a review of the complaint process.

To view the full agenda, including meeting locations in Carson City and Las Vegas and a call-in phone number,...

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Supplemental CCDBG Training Resources Now Available

Have you been approved to deliver training in one of the new CCDBG Health and Safety topics? If so, a few additional resources are now available to support you. Specific NAC432A regulations pertaining to each topic (with the exception of Shaken Baby Syndrome as there are no current regulations) have been pulled out of the larger regulation document and broken down to highlight the regulations that...

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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 5, 2018 
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers 
Washoe County Complex, Building A1001 
East 9th Street 
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Message from Washoe County Child Care Licensing Regarding New Health and Safety Training Requirements

As of February 1, 2018, new CCDBG health and safety training is required within 120 days of employment for new caregivers and in accordance with a facility’s annual licensure date for existing caregivers.  Anyone working in a facility licensed by State Child Care Licensing is subject to the new requirements now. However, before Washoe County can enforce the new regulations (State...

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New Initial Health and Safety Training - Coming Soon!

As of February 1, 2018, the following new CCDBG health and safety training is required:

  • Building and Physical Premises Safety including Storage of Bio-Contaminants and Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning Resulting from a Natural or Man-Made Event
  • Medication Administration and the Prevention of and Response to Food and Other Allergies in the...

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New Child Care Regulations Take Effect Feb. 1

Changes to group size and ratio standards, injury/accident reporting, training requirements and other requirements for child care facility licensing go into effect Feb. 1, 2018.

These regulation changes bring Nevada into compliance with the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. On Sept. 21, 2017. The flyer below summarizes the changes. More information is available on the...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Child Care Advisory Committee

The Child Care Advisory Council will hold its next meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

Discussion items include implementation of new laws and regulations affecting the child care industry. To view the full agenda, including meeting locations in Carson City and Las Vegas, visit the

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New Edition of the Child Care Chat Now Available

The October 2017 issue of the Child Care Chat newsletter is now available. Visit the Child Care Chat web page to download the latest issue and to read past issues. This month features information about the background check process, availability of online inspection reports, state fire marshal...

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New Laws Affecting Child Care Licensing

The 2017 session of the Nevada Legislature resulted in several new laws affecting various aspects of child care facility operation and licensing. Child Care Licensing staff held a series of informational seminars to educate providers of the requirements of these new laws. The information disseminated during those seminars is online at the

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2017 New Child Care Laws

The Nevada State Legislature passed several new laws in 2017 affecting Child Care Licensing.

Click here for a summary of the new laws. 

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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: September 21, 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A1001
East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

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Child Care Advisory Committee Seeks Northern Nevada Representatives

The Child Care Advisory Committee (CCAC) is seeking a Northern Nevada for-profit representative and a Northern Nevada family care representative. These two members will be voting members of the CCAC, which meets quarterly and provides advisory recommendations to the administrator of the Division...

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CCAoA Launches New Child Care State Licensing Database

Child Care Aware® of America recently launched its Child Care Licensing Database; a tool featuring data from state licensing manuals and analysis on each state’s child care regulatory alignment with child care practices. 

In 2014, with the reauthorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG), all states were required to have stronger licensing standards. States...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Child Care Advisory Committee

The Child Care Advisory Committee will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 1:30 pm.

Topics for the meeting include information on new laws passed during the recent session of the Nevada Legislature and updates on changes to staff-to-child ratios. The full agenda is available at the Child Care Advisory Committee's 2017 meetings

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Notice of Public Hearing at June 9 BOH

Changes address employee definition, ratios, complaint fees and other federal requirements.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State Board of Health will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to Chapter 432A of Nevada Administrative Code (NAC). This public hearing is to be held in conjunction with the State Board of Health meeting on June 9th, 2017. The NAC 432A regulation changes will...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Input from the ECE community is welcome via phone or in person.

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Child Care Licensing Announces Revised Fingerprinting Form

Changes apply to small providers with FFN subsidy.

The Nevada Child Care Licensing unit is informing all currently licensed providers that the Consent and Release form for employee background fingerprinting has been revised. These revisions; however, apply only to those providers who care for fewer than 4 children and who receive a “friends, family and neighbors” (FFN...

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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 9, 2017
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Child Care Tip from State Child Care Licensing

Did you know that play areas that have been set up for  children set up in retail stores, shopping malls or any other establishment that offers an area where adults can leave their children at no charge are not regulated by state laws? This might be an extra consideration during the busy holiday shopping season.

Under state law (

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Tip of the Week: State Child Care Licensing Resources

Did you know that State Child Care Licensing has a listserv AND a Facebook page! Both are great resources to help you stay current with child care regulations, child care related news in Nevada and beyond, current events and more. Be sure to check them...

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Child Care Advisory Committee Seeks Group/Family Care Member

The Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee (CCAC) is seeking a new member to represent the Northern Nevada group/family care segment of the industry. Applications are now being accepted and must be submitted by Dec. 19, 2016.

The CCAC meets at least quarterly and consists of no more than 11 members...

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Hearing for Child Care Regulation Changes Delayed

A hearing for proposed changes to Nevada’s child care regulations have been rescheduled from the Dec. 9 Board of Health meeting to the March 2017 meeting. Staff will review additional industry input before March 2017 hearing date.

The proposed regulations, which affect issues such as initial staff training requirements and child-to-staff ratios, generated a lot of industry feedback...

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Child Care Licensing Launches Facebook Page

The Child Care Licensing program that licenses and inspects facilities throughout Nevada has launched a Facebook page and is inviting all providers and parents to like and follow it.

The page is located at https://www.facebook.com/nevadachildcarelicensing/ and will be regularly updated with news about Nevada child care regulation...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

The agenda includes a discussion of proposed state regulation changes related to child-to-staff ratios, initial training requirements and documentation. The CCAC meeting will address the next steps in the process and allow staff to provide updates, but is not an...

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Upcoming Public Workshop

The Nevada Child Care Licensing section will hold a workshop on Sept. 30, 2016 at 9 am, providing an opportunity for child care providers and the public to give input on proposed changes, including changes to the initial training required for new child care workers and child-to-staff ratios. Among the suggested additional initial training topics are allergic reaction response, preparedness...

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Vacancies

The Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is currently seeking to fill two separate vacancies for a parent who receives child care services. The member can be a parent from either home home or center-based facilities. Please submit names for consideration by September 30, 2016.

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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: September 12, 2016
 TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
 Washoe County Complex, Building A
 1001 East 9th Street
 Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Input Needed on Proposed Regulations

The Nevada Child Care Licensing (i.e. State Child Care Licensing) section of the Department of Health and Human Services Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has created a form to solicit input from providers on proposed changes that would implement several changes, including changes to the initial training required for new child care workers and child-to-staff ratios...

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July 2016 Issue of the Child Care Chat Now Available

The Nevada Child Care Licensing Program’s quarterly newsletter, Child Care Chat, is now available online!

Readers can get the latest issue by clicking on the graphic at the top of the page, in addition to reading previous issues archived below it. The July 2016 issue is now available...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Input from the ECE community is welcome via phone or in person.

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Clearance Process Emails from State Child Care Licensing

A message from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Child Care Licensing Program:

State Child Care Licensing has begun emailing all background-related correspondence effective March 2016. Facilities will receive memorandums such as:

  • Clearance Memorandums
  • Denial Memorandums
  • Under 18 Memorandums

It will...

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Transportation Safety

The Federal Government has implemented new requirements regarding the safe transport of children. The attached flyer published by Child Care Licensing is intended to help you know what they will be looking for during future monitoring visits.

Informational Flyer

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their latest issue of the "Child Care Chat". This issue includes important reminders about outdoor play areas, an update on the newly rolled out online system, a surveyor spotlight, information about the Child Care Advisory Council, ideas for Week of the Young Child and more!

Read the April 2016 </...

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Input from the ECE community is welcome via phone or in person.

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Vacancies

The Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is currently seeking to fill two separate vacancies with parents who receive child care services. The members can be from either home or center-based facilities and will each serve a four-year term. Please submit names for consideration by March 4, 2016.

More Information...

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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 7, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their latest issue of the "Child Care Chat". This issue includes information about their new online licensing system, tips on facility cleanliness, a surveyor spotlight and ideas for keeping kids moving during the winter.

Read the January 2016 issue now.

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm.

Meeting Agenda

Please join the meeting to provide input.

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council

The Child Care Advisory Council will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

Meeting Agenda

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Licensing Regulation Review Workgroups - UPDATE!

The Nevada Child Care Advisory Council continues to facilitate a 10-year review of the State Child Care Licensing regulations, but please note that the format going forward has changed.

Initially, five distinct regulation review workgroups were convened to conduct this review through a series of individually scheduled meetings focused...

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Online Licensing Services

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is now offering online licensing services.

Read all about it!

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Licensing Workgroup 2: Caregiver Training CANCELLED

A workshop (3rd in the series) will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 10am - 12:00pm to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.306-432A.326
regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306-432A.326 pertain to: Requirements for caregivers* completion by caregiver...

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Licensing Workgroup 4: Staffing Requirements

A workshop (3rd in the series) will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 1pm - 3pm to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.520-432A.546, regarding Staffing Requirements in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520-432A.546 pertain to: General requirements and requirements for field trip*replacement of absent caregiver...

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Upcoming Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

You are invited to attend the next meeting of the Child Care Advisory Council being held on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM. 

Meeting Agenda

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Licensing Workgroup 3: Facility Staffing

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 10am - 12pm to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.340-432A.430 regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.340-432A.430 pertain to: Information to be provided by parents and maintenance of record for each...

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Licensing Workgroup 1: Standards and Operations

A workshop (3rd in the series) will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240-432A.304, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240-432A.30 pertains to the following: Change of ownership*construction or remodeling...

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Licensing Workgroup 4: Staffing Requirements

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 1pm - 3 pm, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.520-432A.546, regarding Staffing Requirements in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520-432A.546 pertain to the following: General requirements and requirements for field trip*replacement...

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Licensing Regulation Review Workgroups: Meeting Calendar (REVISED)

Updated 12/16/15
Please note that the workgroup meeting schedule originally posted is no longer valid. All individual workgroup meetings have been cancelled. The regulation review will continue, but rather than continuing to conduct individual meetings for each workgroup, the regulation review process will now occur during a series of monthly meetings conducted by the Child Care Advisory Council...

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Licensing Workgroup 2: Standards and Operations

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2015, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.306-432A.326, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306-432A.326 pertain to the following: requirements for caregivers* completion by caregiver of training for recognition...

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Change of Personnel Form

Please review the updated Change in Personnel Notification Form. As a reminder, this form must be submitted to Child Care Licensing within 24 hours of hiring/termination.

Contact your Surveyor with any questions.

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Licensing Workgroup 1: Standards and Operations

A workshop (2nd in the series) will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240-432A.304 regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.240-432A.304 pertain to the following: Change of...

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Licensing Workgroup 5: Additional Requirements for Certain Facility Types

A workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, to review Nevada Administrative Code 432A.435-432A.485 regarding Additional Requirements for Certain Facility Types for Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes NAC 432A.435 – NAC 432A.485 pertain to the following

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released another great issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the October 2015 issue now.

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Licensing Workgroup 3: Staffing Requirements: Number of Children

A workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 10 am - 12 pm, to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.340-432A.430, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.340-432A.430 pertain to the following: Information to be provided by parents and maintenance...

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Licensing Workgroup 2: Standards and Operations

A workshop will be held on On Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 10 am - Noon, to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306 - 432A.326, regarding Standards and Operations in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.306 - 432A.326 pertain to the followingRequirements for caregivers* completion...

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Licensing Workgroup 4: Staffing Requirements

A workshop will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 1 pm - 3 pm to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520 – 432A.546, regarding staffing requirements in Child Care Facilities.

Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.520 – 432A.546 pertain to the following: General requirements and requirements for field trip*replacement of...

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Licensing Workgroup 1: Standards and Operations

A workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm to review Nevada Administrative Codes 432A.240 – 432A.304, regarding Standards and Operations of Facilities for the Care of Children.

Nevada Administrative Code 432A.240 – 432A.304 pertain to the following: Change of ownership*construction or remodeling...

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Child Care Advisory Council Meeting Reminder

As a reminder, the Child Care Advisory Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM.

Meeting Agenda 
(Please note a change in the Las Vegas location from previously posted agendas.)

For additional information, contact Lisa Roberts, Division of Public and Behavioral Health at 775-684-4421.

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Business License Compliance

Please read the attached memo from State Child Care Licensing regarding State and local business license requirements for child care programs.

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Upcoming Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

The Child Care Advisory Council will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:30 PM.

Meeting Agenda

For additional information, contact Lisa Roberts, Division of Public and Behavioral Health at 775-684-4421.

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Check Out the Latest Issue of the State Child Care Licensing Newsletter!

State Child Care Licensing just released another great issue of the "Child Care Chat". This issue is full of fun tips on sun safety, car seat recommendations, language development and spotlights surveyor, Kerra Fuentes.

Read the July 2015 issue now.

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting!

You are invited to attend the next:
WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
WHEN: July 30, 2015
TIME:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada

Meeting Agenda

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Environmental Exposures in Child Care

The Children’s Environmental Health Network and the Environmental Law Institute recently published a report, Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy, which reviews environmental exposures in child care facilities.

The report includes information on the following:

  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Radon
  • <...

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Calling all ECE Professionals - 2nd Request for Input!

Have you heard that State Child Care Licensing Regulations are coming up for review?  Workgroups are now being formed to review regulations and make recommendations. Your participation is very important - let your voice be heard!

Click here for more information about the workgroup process and to download the application form...

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Safety Practices with Raw Eggs

Please read the attached Technical Bulletin from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health regarding the Avian Flu outbreak and proper safety practices when using raw eggs.

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Upcoming Child Care Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Council is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM.

Agenda

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Reporting Communicable Diseases

Please see the attached memo from Child Care Licensing regarding reporting of communicable diseases to your local health department as well as the list of specific diseases which must be reported.

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released another great issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the April 2015 issue now.

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Attention Licensed Child Care Providers - Don't Miss This Important Opportunity to Get Involved!

The Child Care Licensing Advisory Council is forming workgroups to review the regulations and make recommendations to Child Care Licensing. These are the regulations that Licensed Providers work under. Your participation in this process is extremely important! This is your chance...

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Technical Bulletin Regarding Measles Outbreak

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued the following technical bulletin regarding the measles outbreak. Included is a link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with information for parents.

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street, Washoe County Complex, Building A.

Agenda

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Fingerprinting Fee Change

Effective February 1, 2015, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be changing their fee structure for fingerprint background checks.

The fee for manual fingerprint and LiveScan Electronic submissions is changing to $38.25. All payments must be made to Nevada Department of Public Safety.

If you have any questions regarding the new fee structure, please contact Anna Lisa Acosta at (...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their fourth issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the January 2015 issue now.

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Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in Washoe County

The Division of Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin regarding the outbreak of Enterovirus D68. The bulletin addresses the  symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the illness.

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New Series of Reports Regarding Child Care Licensing Now Available

The Administration for Children & Families Office of Child Care just released a new resource – a series of eight reports on ‘Contemporary Issues in Child Care Licensing’. The OCC believes the reports will help State licensing agencies strengthen their programs, meet new policy reforms and better protect children in out-of-home care. The reports can be found

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Upcoming Meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee

The next meeting of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee will occur on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be conducted in Las Vegas, Carson City, Elko and via teleconference. Please review the agenda for more information.

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Update on Enterovirus D68

The Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued an update on the Enterovirus D68. The Division has also issued a news release with prevention reminders. Please take a moment to read this important information.

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Ebola Fact Sheets

Plese read the Ebola Fact Sheets developed by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

The first fact sheet provides general information about Ebola risk, symptoms, and treatment, and the second is aimed at healthcare providers and...

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Upcoming Meetings of the Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee

The Nevada Child Care Advisory Committee will be conducting open meetings on the following dates:

  • December 9, 2014: 1:30 PM
  • March 10, 2015: 1:30 PM
  • June 9, 2015: 1:30 PM
  • September 8, 2015: 1:30 PM
  • December 8, 2015: 1:30 PM

Anyone interested in participating is encouraged and welcome to attend. Subscribe to the "...

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State Child Care Licensing Newsletter Now Available

State Child Care Licensing just released their third issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the October 2014 issue now.

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Rise in Respiratory Illness Among Children

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health has issued a Technical Bulletin regarding the increase in severe respiratory illness seen among children in several midwestern states.  The bulletin describes the symptoms, prevention,
and treatment of Enterovirus D68. 

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Look Before You Lock Letter From ACF

A message from the Adminstration for Children & Families:

Dear Colleagues:
 
Every day, child care providers and parents across the country transport millions of children to and from child care centers and homes. In these summer months, car and bus transportation can become more dangerous as children left...

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Important Update Regarding Fingerprinting Process for Child Care Providers

Please read the attached memo for an important update regarding the fingerprinting process for child care providers and volunteers.

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 7th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Building A.

Agenda

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Infant/Child-Related Safety News and Product Recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children...

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Reporting Outbreaks of Illness in Child Care

Outbreaks are not uncommon in healthcare and childcare facilities. However, to ensure that appropriate and immediate action is taken to reduce the spread of illness, all outbreaks must be reported to the public health authority.

The attached Technical Bulletin from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health has...

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New Child Care Licensing Quarterly Newsletter

State Child Care Licensing just released their first issue of the "Child Care Chat", a quarterly newsletter designed to provide timely information and important updates to child care providers in Nevada.

Read the April 2014 issue now.

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New Child Care Advisory Committee

Did you know that there is a new committee available to solicit feedback from the Early Childhood community? It's true! Now you have a mechanism for voicing your opinions and hearing about what is new in the industry.

The Child Care Advisory Committee was formed by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health as part of the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and&nbsp...

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Notice of Public Meeting

The Division of Public and Behavioral Health is holding a Public Workshop on February 11, 2014, at 1:30 PM to consider amendments to the Nevada Administrative Code impacting Child Care Facilities.

Please take a moment to read results of the Small Business Impact Questionnaire, the proposed...

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New Proposed Child Care Regulation Changes

An Important Message from Child Care Licensing!

Dear Child Care Providers:

Please review the proposed changes to current Child Care Regulations. Proposed changes would impact administrative fees and require a full background check for individuals working with children.

Also attached is a

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Child Care Advisory Meeting

Attention Owners/Directors of Child Care Facilities!

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Child Care Advisory Group being held Monday, December 16, 2013, at 1:30 PM. Click here for meeting locations and call-in number.

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Creation of New Child Care Advisory Group

Attention Owners and Directors of Child Care Facilities!

The Department of Health and Human Services invites you to participate in a newly forming Child Care Advisory Group.

An informal meeting will be held on Thursday, November 21, at 1:30 PM.

Participate in person or by phone. 

Learn more...

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Notice of Upcoming Meeting

You are invited to attend the next:
WASHOE COUNTY CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
November 4, 2013
TIME:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers
Washoe County Complex, Building A
1001 East 9th Street
Reno, Nevada
Meeting Agenda

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Improving Health in Early Childhood

The Children's Advocacy Alliance is currently soliciting feedback from early childhood educators on proposed policy changes to Child Care Licensing Standards.

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Effects of Assembly Bill 109 on Child Care Facilities

Assembly Bill No. 109 which addresses director qualifications and training requirements for Child Care Facilities that care for more than twelve children was approved by Governor Sandoval this past May and is now in effect. 

Read Memo from Child Care Licensing Outlining Changes to NRS 432A

 

 

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New Health Care Resource for Families and Small Businesses

A new healthcare law requires everyone to have health insurance by 2014. Nevada Health Link is a new resource available to help families and small business owners learn about state-approved health insurance plans that are available. 

Information Flyers - English and Spanish</...

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Prepare for Record-Breaking Heat

The Nevada Department of Public Safety has issued a media release concerning the possibility of record-breaking heat from June 28th through July 2nd. Please take a moment to read this memo for precautions to protect yourself and others from heat-related illness.

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Change in Fingerprinting Process for Centers

As of July 1, 2013, facilities are now required to complete and submit Consent and Release forms and fingerprints within 24 hours of the hire date for employees rather than within 3 days.

Please read this important memo regarding this change...

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New Safety Standards for Play Yards

Beginning Feb. 28, 2013, manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards to ensure that they meet new federal safety standards. Play yards are framed enclosures with a floor and mesh or fabric side panels. Most can be folded for storage or travel.

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Clarification Regarding TB Test Requirement

Attention Licensed Child Care Providers in Clark County!

You may already be aware that the Southern Nevada Health District is no longer requiring or performing TB testing, however, per NAC 432A.310, Child Care Licensing regulations still require a valid TB test for all staff (TB tests are...

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Upcoming Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the Washoe County Commissioners' Chambers.

Agenda 

The Washoe County Child Care...

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Important Safety Alert Regarding Single-Load Laundry Packets

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to lock up single-load liquid laundry packets noting that children who are exposed to the chemicals are at risk of serious injury.

Read More

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Southern Nevada Health District No Longer Providing TB Testing

As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the Southern Nevada Health District is no longer providing tuberculosis (TB) testing for health card applicants. Though the Health District will no longer be administering the test, you must still present your TB test results to the health district when you apply for your health card. It's now a a two-part process:

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Deadline to Comply with New Crib Standards Approaching

Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. Read more about the new crib standards.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just released new Enforcement Guidance...

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Increase in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease in Washoe County

The Washoe County Health Department is asking for assistance from child care providers in informing families about a county-wide increase in Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. Please share this information with the families serve.

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Report Finds State Child Care Inspection Policies Lax

Parents should know whether the child care settings they choose for their children will be safe. A new Child Care Aware® of America research paper, “Effective Inspection Policies Promote Children’s Safety and Healthy Development in Child Care,” found that...

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New Process for Fire Department Inspections

As per the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) - Child Care Licensing Unit, the process for requesting fire inspections has changed. All Child Care providers are now responsible for submitting a request for annual Fire Inspections to the State Fire Marshal’s Office 90 days prior to the expiration date of the facility license. The contact information is as follows:

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Look Before You Lock Campaign

ACF reaches out to Head Start facilities and Child Care providers with a reminder to take the necessary steps to prevent child deaths related to heat exposure inside vehicles when caring for children.

Please read this important message from the Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families:

Dear Colleagues:

A total of 15 children have already died in 2012 from...

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NAC-432A Updated

The Nevada Administrative Code pertaining to child care was updated in June. Click here to view the latest regulations regarding Services and Facilities for Care of Children.

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Rare Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease in Washoe County

A rare strain of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) has made its way to the Truckee Meadows. According to local public health officials, 30 cases of HFMD, identified as Coxsackievirus A6, have been identified here; cases have appeared in only three other places in the United States – Alabama (38), California (seven), and Connecticut (one). 

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Notice of Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board Meeting

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, 2012 from 6pm-8pm in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Bldg. A.

May 8, 2012 Meeting Agenda 

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New Capacity Regulations for Family Child Care Providers

Attention Family Child Care Providers!

Effective January 1, 2012, any child of your own who is under the age of 3 MUST be included in your overall licensed capacity number. Read more about this new regulation.

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New SIDS Guidelines: No Bumpers in the Crib

According to new recommendations made by pediatricians, a baby's risk of dying while sleeping is reduced when he/she is vaccinated, breast-fed and has no "bumpers" lining the sides of their crib. Read more about their recommendations for promoting safe sleep for babies and...

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State Child Care Licensing Regulation Changes

A number of Assembly Bills were passed during the recent legislative session that affect child care facilities. Child Care Licensing has summarized the changes in a letter being sent to all State-licensed facilities in September 2011. Review the changes. Please feel free to contact Melissa Faul...

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Upcoming Washoe County Child Care Advisory Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 11am - 1pm in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Bldg. A. They are also looking to fill 3 vacancies on the Advisory Board.

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New Childhood Obesity Training Requirement

SB27 was passed during the recent legislative session. This regulation requires employees of certain child care facilities to complete training each year relating to the lifelong wellness, health and safety of children. (BDR 38-24). The regulation reads as follows:
 
Section 1. Chapter 432A of NRS is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section to...

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New Crib Standards

Beginning December 28, 2012, any crib provided by child care facilities and family child care homes must meet new and improved federal safety standards. Read more about the new crib standards.

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Changes for Bureau of Services for Child Care

Effective July 1, 2011, the Bureau of Services for Child Care is no longer a part of the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The Bureau has transferred to the Health Division and is now under the Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC). Read more.

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Washoe County Child Care Advisory Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!

The next Washoe County Child Care Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 28, 2011 from 6 - 8 pm in the Washoe County Commissioners’ Chambers; 1001 East 9th Street,Washoe County Complex, Building A.

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