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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 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/

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COVID-19 Resources for Children and Families

The Children's Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is closely monitoring the evolving situation around the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the globe and our state. In an effort to help ease what may be...

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Update to Immunize Nevada's Child Care Virtual Toolkit Available

Information about the importance of immunization has been updated on the Immunize Nevada online Child Care Virtual Toolkit.

Access the 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...

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Report Communicable Disease to Health Authorities

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...

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National Heatstroke Prevention Day

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...

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Vaccination Required at Minimum Recommended Age – Technical Bulletin

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...

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Vaccination Required at Minimum Recommended Age

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).

Technical Bulletin

For more...

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Verification of Varicella (Chickenpox) Immunity

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...

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Immunization Reporting Due Dec. 31

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...

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Connecting Kids to Coverage

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.

Information Flyer

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