News, Updates & Events
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 and bedding;
- Safely caring for infants and toddlers; and
- Food preparation and meal service
In addition, the Guidance document provides numerous links to resources that provide even greater detail, including information regarding children’s risks concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Supplemental Guide for Child Care can be found here.
For more information, resources and guidance about the COVID-19 response in Nevada, visit https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/
Posted March 17, 2020 at 01:00 PM by Shelly Nye
Posted November 6, 2019 at 05:11 PM by Shelly Nye
Information about the importance of immunization has been updated on the Immunize Nevada online Child Care Virtual Toolkit.
The toolkit features:
- Current statistics on the effects of flu and other vaccine-preventable illnesses on children.
- Steps you can use to prevent spread...
Posted June 6, 2019 at 06:03 PM by Shelly Nye
The United States is currently experiencing a significant increase in the number of measles cases. Nationwide, as of May 31, 2019, there have been 981 cases diagnosed in 26 states, including a case that was diagnosed and infectious while visiting Nevada. This is the largest number of cases in the United States in the last 25 years. The numbers this year are expected to continue to rise...
Posted May 21, 2019 at 08:04 AM by Shelly Nye
An important message from the Adminstration for Chilldren & Family Office of Child Care:
July 31st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.
As summer heats up, heatstroke continues to be the number one vehicle-related killer of children, outside of car crashes, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Children are more...
Posted January 9, 2019 at 04:49 PM by Shelly Nye
A message from the Division of Public and Behavioral Health:
It is now necessary for students enrolling into early education programs, preschool and kindergarten in Nevada to receive all required vaccines at the youngest recommended age per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices...
Posted March 5, 2018 at 04:30 PM by Shelly Nye
It is now necessary for children being admitted to child care or accommodation facilities in Nevada to receive all required vaccines at the youngest recommended age per the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
Posted March 5, 2018 at 04:22 PM by Shelly Nye
It is now required that individuals newly enrolling into school or being admitted into childcare provide evidence of Varicella (chickenpox) immunity upon entrance. This requirement will only impact individuals being admitted to child care or enrolling into a school in Nevada after June 30, 2018. A written statement from a physician attesting to a person’s positive history of Varicella or...
Posted December 7, 2017 at 09:35 AM by Shelly Nye
A message from State Child Care Licensing:
Under Nevada law, each public school, private school, and child care facility shall report by Dec. 31 of each year the exact number of pupils who have completed the immunizations required for enrollment. Immunize Nevada is collecting this information on behalf of the Nevada...
Posted September 15, 2017 at 03:45 PM by Shelly Nye
Check out this great resource available through The Children's Cabinet. The Connecting Kids to Coverage program helps Nevada’s uninsured individuals and families access healthcare and support services by providing application assistance and connecting families to community resources.