News, Updates & Events
Posted September 11, 2020 at 11:53 AM by Shelly Nye
Deadline: Wednesday, September 30
The Nevada Department of Education anticipates releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a birth through age five (B-5) screening tool in January 2021.
NDE is soliciting feedback from stakeholders around a B-5 screener to inform the drafting of the RFP and the subsequent screening tool that will be chosen. Upon the selection of a vendor through the RFP Process, the B-5 screener that is chosen would be implemented in the fall of 2021 or the 2021-2022 school year. This brief survey is designed to gather feedback on the features of a B-5 Screener that are important to be included in the RFP.
If you have any questions, please email OELD@doe.nv.gov.
Posted June 18, 2020 at 12:56 PM by Shelly Nye
No Small Matter is a feature-length documentary film and national engagement campaign designed to kick-start the public conversation about early care and education. The ultimate goal: to produce an entertaining, accessible, and inspiring film that redefines the audience’s understanding of the issue and helps drive it to the top of the political agenda. Or, as one advocate put it, &...
Posted June 1, 2020 at 03:48 PM by Shelly Nye
The June 25, 2020 meeting of the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is cancelled. The next meeting is scheduled for August 26, 2020.
ATTENTION EARLY CHILDHOOD PROVIDERS! Just two days left to be included in an important COVID-related survey!
Posted May 29, 2020 at 10:46 AM by Shelly Nye
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...
Posted May 27, 2020 at 03:29 PM by Shelly Nye
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...
Posted May 12, 2020 at 03:26 PM by Shelly Nye
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:
Posted May 12, 2020 at 03:21 PM by Shelly Nye
Governor Sisolak provided guidelines for Phase 1 of reopening Nevada. You can find the full report here.
- 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...
Posted May 5, 2020 at 10:18 AM by Shelly Nye
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...
Posted May 1, 2020 at 10:23 AM by Shelly Nye
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
Posted April 20, 2020 at 03:36 PM by Shelly Nye
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...
Posted April 14, 2020 at 12:21 PM by Shelly Nye
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...
Posted April 7, 2020 at 02:32 PM by Shelly Nye
Visit The Children's Cabinet website for a list of resources for families and children during COVID-19.
Posted April 7, 2020 at 02:28 PM by Shelly Nye
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
Posted December 16, 2019 at 12:13 PM by Shelly Nye
Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Everts - one of the true pioneers of ECE in Nevada! As the visionary for The Nevada Registry, we are forever grateful and thankful for your forward thinking wisdom, insight and support. We are so lucky to have had you as our leader in the formative years of The Nevada Registry and are so happy that you are being honored this way. This award is beyond well-deserved...
Posted December 11, 2019 at 11:11 AM by Shelly Nye
The ALA application period is now closed. Selected applicants will be notified by 4:30 PM on December 20, 2019.
Two Adult Learning Academies (ALA) have been scheduled for 2020; one in Las Vegas and the other in Reno. If you are interseted in participating, don't delay! The application deadline is THIS Friday, December...
Posted September 22, 2019 at 01:06 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Department of Education and SRI Education is inviting teachers, program providers and/or parents to help them review and align early childhood standards in our state. There are three sets of standards to revise: Early Learning Standards, Workforce Standards and Program (QRIS) Standards. If you are passionate about any of these areas, please join in this work!
Posted June 12, 2019 at 08:05 AM by Shelly Nye
Last week we shared one in a series of white papers published by the National Workforce Registry Alliance focused on the work of the Alliance and its member registries. A second paper has recently been published to provide background information about why most...
Posted June 6, 2019 at 06:19 PM by Shelly Nye
The National Registry Workforce Alliance is a private, non-profit, voluntary organization of state early childhood and afterschool workforce registry and professional development leaders. The mission of the Alliance is to provide registries across the country with resources on data related support on the workforce, standards of quality...
Posted May 21, 2019 at 08:34 AM by Shelly Nye
Last year the Nevada Department of Education partnered with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE), the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. (MAEC), the Campaign for Grade Level Reading (GLR), and 12 other states to form a State Consortium on Family Engagement. Two main goals of the State Consortium are...
Posted March 11, 2019 at 04:36 PM by Shelly Nye
Important message from Christell Askew, Child Care Unit Chief
The Child Care and Development Program (CCDP) will be implementing an Expulsion and Suspension Prevention policy effective April 1, 2019. This new policy will require that certain steps be taken by child...
Posted March 7, 2019 at 11:30 AM by Shelly Nye
Week of the Young Child™ is April 8 - 12, 2019. Join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as they celebrate our youngest learners with five fun-filled, themed days. All week long they'll be featuring music, resources, and activity ideas for teachers and families that will make play meaningful and learning fun!
- Music Monday - April 8
Posted February 26, 2019 at 03:03 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Department of Education (NDE), Office of Early Learning and Development currently sub-grants with school districts, charter schools, and non-profit organizations to provide no-cost pre-K programs and wrap around services to 4-year-olds whose families are at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Limit. Licensed child care facilities are eligible to receive State funding to implement high...
Posted February 21, 2019 at 10:29 AM by Shelly Nye
A message from the Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development:
The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is looking for Pre-K through 2nd grade teachers and ECE higher education faculty to assist with a Praxis test review.
During the January Commission on Professional Standards...
Posted January 18, 2019 at 07:22 PM by Shelly Nye
Did you know that The Nevada Registry is a member of the National Workforce Registry Alliance?
The Alliance’s mission is to provide registries across the nation with resources on data related support on the workforce, standards of quality for workforce data systems and a strong national voice driving relevant policies and initiatives. Through our membership with the Alliance, we are...
Posted January 11, 2019 at 11:04 AM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Learning and Development within the Nevada Department of Education has been awarded nearly $600,000 through a federal preschool development birth through age five grant.
The one-year grant will help Nevada develop plans to collaborate and coordinate its existing early childhood care and education programs within a statewide mixed-delivery system to prepare low-income and...
Posted November 2, 2018 at 04:10 PM by Shelly Nye
Please join the Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development and Office of Educator Licensure for an Early Childhood Education Birth to 3rd Grade (ECE B-3) Workforce Alignment Kick-off Meeting.
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- NDE Boardroom, 700 E. Fifth Street, Carson City
Posted October 23, 2018 at 03:47 PM by Shelly Nye
The State of Nevada wants to better understand how our Early Care and Education (ECE) Centers are using (or declining to use) the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). They hope to identify any barriers or limitations to the program and develop strategies to overcome them. The goal of the study is to increase access to healthy and nutritious food for our children.
Posted October 22, 2018 at 04:18 PM by Shelly Nye
Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) just released the 12th edition of their annual report about the unaffordability and high costs of child care across the country. Sadly, Nevada ranked as one of the top 10 least affordable states for infant, toddler, preschool and school-age child care in 2017.
Posted October 11, 2018 at 01:11 PM by Shelly Nye
The College of Southern Nevada is seeking to fill an Early Childhood Education Instructor positon for Spring 2019. See the attached Job Posting for complete details.
Posted October 2, 2018 at 04:26 PM by Shelly Nye
On behalf of Patti Oya and Stacey Joyner with the Nevada Department of Education:
You’re invited to two PDG B-5 Application Stakeholder Meetings! Meeting times and locations are included on the registration form. ...
Posted February 15, 2018 at 02:59 PM by Shelly Nye
An important message from The Children's Cabinet and Las Vegas Urban League:
All licensed child care programs will soon receive the Nevada 2018 Market Rate Survey in the mail from either The Children’s Cabinet (northern Nevada) or the Las Vegas Urban League (southern Nevada). Surveys will be mailed out the first week of March. Information from this very important survey...
Posted December 14, 2017 at 08:55 AM by Shelly Nye
The 2017 report is the third bi-annual report from the Alliance that highlights the characteristics, educational qualifications, and wages...
Posted December 7, 2017 at 10:08 AM by Shelly Nye
The NDE Office of Educator Development and Support is now accepting applications for Teacher Leader in Residence (TLIR), a new opportunity to serve as a liaison between NDE and teachers statewide during the 17-18 school year and throughout 18-19, and will help to shape the roles/responsibilities of this new position.
Posted August 11, 2017 at 07:50 PM by Shelly Nye
There has been an overabundance of new studies and articles about the importance of reading to kids. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading to young children, beginning in infancy, “has immense benefits for language acquisition and literacy skills”. By applying this little bit of extra time, even students in lower income families can reach a full potential that other...
Posted August 9, 2017 at 08:27 AM by Shelly Nye
Child Care Aware® of America just announced the release of their annual State Fact Sheets, Checking In: A Snapshot of the Child Care Landscape – 2017 Report. This report provides a snapshot of child care availability, quality rating...
Posted May 5, 2017 at 06:25 PM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Learning and Development is now accepting applications for an Education Programs Professional (EPP) position in their Las Vegas office. The position is being hired as part of the Federal Preschool Development Grant (PDG).
Must possess experience and education in early childhood education and/or child development including program leadership, teacher and leader professional...
Posted April 7, 2017 at 09:23 AM by Shelly Nye
From from Patti Oya, NDE Office of Early Learning and Development:
Applicants must apply online.
Education & Information Officer – recruitment #31168 (will close on 4/26/17) This position works within the Nevada Department of Education...
Posted December 12, 2016 at 09:02 AM by Shelly Nye
Dear Early Childhood Educators and Professionals,
We are requesting your participation in a survey related to Birth through 3rd Grade efforts in Nevada. The State of Nevada Department of Education/Office of Early Learning and Development has contracted with Turning Point, Inc. and its partners—the National P-3 Center at the University of Washington; FirstSchool at the University of...
Posted June 27, 2016 at 08:11 AM by Shelly Nye
The U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services released a last week that shines a spotlight on the gap in pay for early education teachers – 97 percent of whom are women – and the impact that inequity has on schools’ ability to attract and retain experienced, high-quality staff with higher levels of education. Among other things, the report found that while education...
Posted May 24, 2016 at 01:05 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide technical assistance and guide the development of an implementation plan, conduct a pilot study of the model in high-needs areas across the state, and develop and implement a professional learning series on the Birth – 3rd Grade (B-3) model that incorporates...
Posted April 7, 2016 at 06:22 PM by Shelly Nye
A message from Patti Oya, Director of the Office of Early Learning and Development, Nevada Department of Education:
Attention Northern Nevada Child Care Center Owners and Directors!
You are invited to a Focus Group on Improving Quality of Child Care - June 16 at 11:00 at the Hyatt Place in Reno. One purpose of the focus group is to get your opinions on quality...
Posted March 15, 2016 at 08:42 AM by Shelly Nye
The first year of the Nevada Ready! Preschool Development Grant has ended. As reported by Patti Oya, Director of the NDE Office of Early Learning and Development, the PDG State Staff and the Sub-grantees are doing a wonderful job providing new and expanded pre-k seats with wraparound services to low-income families.
Posted February 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM by Shelly Nye
Smart from the Start is seeking early childhood education or Head Start centers which offer a Pre-K program to apply for a $20,000 cash grant!
The Smart from the Start Awards are designed to encourage preschool teachers to create practical, long-term improvements in nutrition and physical activity in their classroom. Ten second prize $2,500 cash grants will also be awarded. Deadline...
Posted December 30, 2015 at 02:56 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is receiving technical assistance from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) on Using Assessment Data to Improve Early Childhood Teaching. As part...
Posted December 9, 2015 at 04:14 PM by Shelly Nye
The Southern Nevada Licensed Family Childcare Provider Network (SNLFCPN) just released their first annual report. Read all about the network and everything they accomplished during their foundational year.
Posted September 21, 2015 at 01:39 PM by Shelly Nye
The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education recently released a policy statement highlighting the importance of making sure that all young children with disabilities have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs. The policy statement sets a vision for States, local education agencies, schools, and public and private early childhood programs to strengthen and...
Posted September 2, 2015 at 04:23 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and Development is now hiring an Education and Information Officer to be located in Reno.
This individual will assist licensed child care facilities with technical assistance in attaining national accreditation and participation in the Silver State Stars Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS). The position will also develop...
Posted August 11, 2015 at 04:38 PM by Shelly Nye
The NDE Office of Early Learning and Development has established its own listserv. Joining their e-mail listserv is a great way to keep up-to-date on the Early Childhood Advisory Council, Silver State Stars QRIS, Pre-K Development Grant, CCDF Quality Initiatives, State-funded Pre-K program, Head Start Collaboration Office, Kindergarten Entry Assessment, and so much more...
Posted August 7, 2015 at 08:25 AM by Shelly Nye
A message from Rhian Allvin, Executive Director, NAEYC:
You are invited to participate in a survey of early educators conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is partnering with early childhood education organizations from around the country to help identify why early childhood...
Posted May 15, 2015 at 02:23 PM by Shelly Nye
Congratulations to the ECE Degree Program and E.L. Cord Foundation Child Care Center at Truckee Meadows Community College for their recent feature in the TMCC College News!
Posted May 8, 2015 at 09:01 AM by Shelly Nye
Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is appropriately celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother's Day.
Posted May 4, 2015 at 02:07 PM by Shelly Nye
Teaching children is a profession like no other. Thank you to the many hard-working early childhood professionals who are dedicated to educating and caring for Nevada’s young children each and every day. You have THE most important (and on many days, the most challenging) job on the planet and we appreciate the important impact you have on the lives of the children you teach. What you do...
Posted April 10, 2015 at 08:40 AM by Shelly Nye
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) recently released a report called “Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation” that highlights what is known about how children learn and develop and what the professionals who provide care and education for children need to know and be able to do.
Posted December 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM by Shelly Nye
You've heard that the President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law—the first reauthorization of the federal child care program since 1996. Are you curious what it all means? The National Women's Law Center created a chart...
Posted December 12, 2014 at 09:47 AM by Shelly Nye
On Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Nevada was selected as an award recipient of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Preschool Development Grants Program. According to a press release by Governor Sandoval, the first year grant allotment is over $6.4...
Posted December 3, 2014 at 08:22 AM by Shelly Nye
The December 2, 2014 edition of ExchangeEveryDay highlighted that many of the leaders in early childhood; those who have been influential in shaping the early childhood profession, are beginning to retire, leaving many to wonder where the next generation of leaders in our field will come from. To recognize and encourage the next generation of leaders, Exchange magazine will be featuring emerging...
Posted November 19, 2014 at 08:54 AM by Shelly Nye
For the first time in 18 years, Congress has passed CCDBG Reauthorization, as the bill now awaits President Obama's signature to become law. Read more about it.
Posted October 22, 2014 at 02:12 PM by Shelly Nye
A new state-by-state report, "Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies 2014" was just released by the National Women's Law Center. The report examines five critical factors that affect the help families can get in paying for child care....
Posted October 13, 2014 at 11:33 AM by Shelly Nye
Attention Directors! Are you looking for a way to talk to the parents in your program about the purpose and value of QRIS? The attached flyer can help! You can also visit the Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS website for more information.
Posted September 2, 2014 at 11:21 AM by Shelly Nye
From the September 1, 2014 Issue of ExchangeEveryDay:
In their article, "Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries," in the Beginnings Workshop Book: Professionalism, Alicia Wortman and Susan Aronson point out that back...
Posted June 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM by Shelly Nye
A message from the Office of Child Care Administration for Children and Families:
In a few weeks, Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) will celebrate its 3rd anniversary. Part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative to raise a generation of healthier kids,...
Posted May 9, 2014 at 07:55 AM by Shelly Nye
Happy Provider Appreciation Day! Let us be among the first to thank all of the hard working and dedicated professionals who do the amazing work of caring for and educating Nevada's young children. Thank you for making a difference each and every day and for your continuing commitment to creating a bright future for our children. Often it goes unsaid; the value of your work is priceless ...
Posted May 1, 2014 at 02:50 PM by Shelly Nye
Friday, May 9, 2014, is Provider Appreciation Day!
It's a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Visit the Provider Appreciation website for ideas about ways you can celebrate the amazing early childhood professional(s) in your life!
Posted April 21, 2014 at 11:35 AM by Shelly Nye
Check out this video produced by Tiffany Shlain & The Moxie Institute Films, shown recently at the NevAEYC Public Policy Day in Las Vegas. The video provides an impactful comparison between a young child’s brain and the Internet and drives home the importance of quality early childhood experiences.
Posted March 7, 2014 at 12:05 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Department of Business and Industry has launched a new quarterly small business newsletter. The Advocate aims to provide information and resources to assist entrepreneurs and Nevada-based businesses. Contact Teri Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to their distribution list.
Posted December 21, 2013 at 04:00 PM by Shelly Nye
Congratulations to Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont who will each receive a share of the 2013 Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) $280 million grant fund to improve quality and to expand access to early learning programs throughout their States. The 6 winning States join 14 existing State grantees; 20 States will now have additional Federal...
Posted November 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) released a new brief, titled “Number and Characteristics of Early Care and Education (ECE) Teachers and Caregivers: Initial Findings from the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE).” The first of a series, the brief presents data from the first nationally representative...
Posted July 30, 2013 at 04:40 PM by Shelly Nye
Achieving national accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. Accreditation gives programs the chance to be measured against high standards in the areas of education, health, and safety. Accreditation is a voluntary process that gives programs the opportunity to evaluate what they do well and identify areas of improvement. Through the process of accreditation: staff...
Posted January 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM by Shelly Nye
Congratulations to Tammy Bock and Tracie Lansford who are the latest Family Child Care providers in Nevada to achieve NAFCC (National Association of Family Child Care) Accreditation. They join an elite group of only 4 FCC providers in the state with this achievement! Congratulations!
Posted January 14, 2013 at 09:29 AM by Shelly Nye
The State of Nevada Purchasing Division, on behalf of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS), is seeking proposals from qualified vendors to provide the following statewide services related to the Child Care and Development Program (CCDP) in Nevada.
- Improve the quality of licensed child care programs;
Posted October 25, 2012 at 08:00 AM by Shelly Nye
The annual Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s TYLENOL® National Child Care Teacher Awards are presented each year to 50 child care teachers
throughout the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and on U.S. Military bases and installations.
The Awards program acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing high-quality early care and education. Award recipients will...
Posted October 3, 2012 at 07:33 AM by Shelly Nye
Sign up for a free subscription to the ExchangeEveryDay electronic news brief. Delivered five days a week, you'll receive an email each workday morning containing news, success stories, solutions, trend reports, and much more. It's a great way to stay connected to early childhood community. Sign yourself up today - it's easy and it's free!
Posted September 25, 2012 at 10:20 AM by Shelly Nye
The Silver State Stars: Quality Rating Improvement System Pilot Project just released their 1, 2 and 3 year evaluation reports on the 3-year pilot project conducted in Southern Nevada, June 2009 - July 2012. Learn more about the project and review the reports by visiting the Silver State Stars website (click on the "Project History" tab at the...
Posted September 17, 2012 at 10:25 AM by Shelly Nye
Attention NAEYC Members!
NAEYC is conducting a brief survey in collaboration with Northwestern University and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College about early childhood technology use and are interested in how you use technology in your work with young children. If you are 18 years or older and work with children from birth through...
Posted August 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM by Shelly Nye
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) just launched a new website for families that is a powerful resource that you can use in your work with young children and their families. It includes research-based information about children’s learning and development that families can trust.Use the site to find timely articles and information to share with families...
Posted August 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM by Shelly Nye
The 2012 edition of Parents and the High Cost of Child Care, will be released Thursday (August 16). The Child Care Aware® of America report is based on an analysis of 2011 child care prices in every state for infant care, preschool-age children, and school-age children. Costs reflect the price of care in child care centers and family child care homes. The analysis looks at the cost of care...
Posted August 15, 2012 at 03:10 AM by Shelly Nye
The 2012 Race to the Top-District applications are now available for interested Local Educational Agencies (LEAs or school districts). The districts that receive this award will develop a platform that focuses on teacher and student relationships and personalized learning that is effective for all students in the classroom. Deadline to file intent to apply is August 30.
Posted August 7, 2012 at 10:17 AM by Shelly Nye
Achieving national accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education. Accreditation gives programs the chance to be measured against high standards in the areas of education, health, and safety. Accreditation is a voluntary process that gives programs the opportunity to evaluate what they do well and identify areas of improvement. Through the process of...
New White Paper from Child Care Aware® of America Calls for Reporting All Deaths in Child Care Settings
Posted August 2, 2012 at 12:52 PM by Shelly Nye
No one knows exactly how many children die in child care settings every year. A new Child Care Aware® of America research paper, Why Aren’t We Outraged? Children Dying in Child Care Across America, found that child care licensing agencies in only 38 states require child fatalities...
Posted July 18, 2012 at 06:14 PM by Shelly Nye
Child Care Aware® of America has released a new White Paper, "Background Checks – It is Time to Protect Children in Child Care," providing background information on all elements of a comprehensive background check, including a fingerprints check against federal...
Posted July 11, 2012 at 03:35 PM by Shelly Nye
Child Care Aware® of America has unveiled its 'In the States' map. Get a profile of Child Care in Nevada instantly, and all in one place!
Clicking on each individual state pulls up a link to:
- The state's 2012 fact sheet
Posted June 15, 2012 at 03:45 AM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Home Provider's Network in Southern Nevada. Their next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. At this meeting we will be discussing...
Posted June 14, 2012 at 03:54 PM by Shelly Nye
You are invited to join in a discussion of Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Early Childhood Data, sponsored by the Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (NECAC). The meeting will provide an orientation to the Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Data System planning project and invite your perspectives and feedback to shape the direction of this initiative.
Posted June 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM by Shelly Nye
What would happen if child care were not available? This was the question the Local Child Care Planning Council of Humboldt (CA) County explored with their video "A Day Without ChildCare". This well-produced video presents some very serious issues about the importance of child care services in a humorous context. Often our advocacy messages are so very serious. This takes...
Posted May 25, 2012 at 08:11 AM by Shelly Nye
The Children’s Cabinet is happy to announce the availability of Quality Improvement Grant funds. Read more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Posted May 18, 2012 at 11:05 AM by Shelly Nye
If you are a parent of a young child, this brief survey is for you!
The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is working on a project to develop a common statewide kindergarten entry assessment and early childhood data system (KEDS.) As the parent of a young child, including children now enrolled in Nevada’s educational system, please...
Posted May 18, 2012 at 10:11 AM by Shelly Nye
Out-of-School Time Task Force
Next Meeting: May 21, 2012
10am to Noon
During the next meeting the Task Force members will be discussing the child care licensing and it's relationship to school-age programs. The discussions will include (1) Ratios (2) Space & Buildings (3) Training and (4) Background and Investigation. The Task Force members would like to hear from you regarding...
Posted May 15, 2012 at 01:58 PM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Home Provider's Network in Southern Nevada. Their next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 23rd, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. This meeting includes a 1 hour training on K.E.D.S., Kindergarten Entry Level Data Systems, by Sarah Yeats-Patrick of Social Entrepreneurs, Inc. All participants...
Posted May 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Care and Education is excited to announce the official opening of their Resource Lending Library in Northern Nevada. Visit the Early Childhood Professional Development Center at 240 S. Rock Blvd., Ste., #143 (in Reno) to check out books and materials to use in your classroom, professional development resources to support your work with children and/or to use the laminator...
Posted April 27, 2012 at 09:00 AM by Shelly Nye
U.S. Senate Resolutions Recognize Week of the Young Child and Dia de los Niños
Two Resolutions were introduced this week in the United States Senate to honor young children. Senators Begich and Murkowski of Alaska introduced the resolution proclaiming April 22 – 28, 2012 the Week of...
Posted April 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM by Shelly Nye
Be sure to check out the article in today's Reno Gazette Journal, "The Importance of Early Education Gaining Ground”. In an interview with Margaret Oberg; a licensed Family Child Care Provider in Reno, Michelle Gehlert; Program Coordinator for Campus Child Care Connections at the...
Posted January 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) has been working on the development of the Nevada Children's DataCenter. The DataCenter is a website that was designed to serve as a centralized location for information about children in Nevada. The goal of this project is to collect and store as much information as possible about Nevada's children...
Posted January 6, 2012 at 09:59 AM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Care and Education and The Children’s Cabinet, Inc. are pleased to offer scholarships to attend the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) Conference April 19-21, 2012. Professionals who are current members of The Nevada Registry and working in the field of early childhood in Nevada are eligible to apply. To be considered for a scholarship, completed...
Posted January 4, 2012 at 08:40 PM by Shelly Nye
The Washoe County Health District is proud to announce that applications are being accepted for the Washoe County Food Policy Council. This new, volunteer council will work towards improving access to healthy foods in Washoe County. There are a total of ten (10) Council positions representing diverse sectors of the local food system and the community at large. For more information and to apply...
Posted December 20, 2011 at 09:43 PM by Shelly Nye
The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (BHCQC) is creating a new Child Care Provider Committee. This group will provide a forum for collaborative participation in regulatory development and issues that affect the child care industry and will be similar to the other seven provider groups that partner with the Bureau. An informal meeting has been scheduled for January 20, 2012...
Posted December 14, 2011 at 08:15 AM by Shelly Nye
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership is conducting a national study of the issues that are important to early childhood directors. If you are the director of an early childhood program, then this survey is for you!
Please take a few minutes to share your experiences. Responses to this survey are anonymous and confidential and will be published in a forthcoming McCormick Center...
Posted December 9, 2011 at 03:05 PM by Shelly Nye
Congratulations to The Children's Cabinet for achieiving NACCRA Quality Assurance and for being nationally recognized as one of the leading child care resource and referral agencies in the country! Read more about it.
Posted December 9, 2011 at 12:00 PM by Shelly Nye
Congratulations to Sierra Nevada Academy Preschool and the Goddard School - South Reno for recently achieiving national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)!
Posted December 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Afterschool Network (NAN) is seeking a Rural Regional Representative to be on the Board of Directors. The responsibilities include:
- Articulate a regional, state and national vision for a strong Out of School Time (OST) System.
- Possess a commitment to develop a strong OST leadership regionally and statewide.
- Assist in recruiting regional members and engage individuals...
Posted November 30, 2011 at 05:00 PM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the Family Care Network in Southern Nevada. They will be holding their next meeting on Wednesday, January 11th, from 630 pm - 830 pm. This meeting will also include a 1 hour training on licensing Regulations with Charlotte Hansen and a toy swap from 630 pm - 7 pm.
All Licensed Family Care Home providers...
Posted October 31, 2011 at 01:32 PM by Shelly Nye
A National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE) will be conducted by The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), at the University of Chicago between late October, 2011 and May, 2012. If you are selected for the NSECE sample, we urge you to participate. You may be contacted by email, mail, phone, or in-person. Your response is very important...
Posted October 6, 2011 at 01:43 PM by Shelly Nye
NevAEYC is looking for presenters for their annual early childhood conference. The 2012 NevAEYC Conference “Intelligence…More Than Just IQ!” is scheduled for April 19-21, 2011 at the Tuscany Resort in Las Vegas. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete...
Posted October 3, 2011 at 09:03 AM by Shelly Nye
A statewide earthquake drill will take place on October 20, 2011 at 10:20 AM.
It is important for all of us at work and at home to be better prepared for earthquakes and to practice how to protect ourselves. The purpose of the ShakeOut is to help people and organizations do both. Learn more about the...
Posted September 14, 2011 at 04:43 PM by Shelly Nye
The Office of Early Care & Education is pleased to host the First meeting of the Family Care Home Provider Network in Southern Nevada. They will have their first meeting on Tuesday, October 11th, in hopes that they can connect licensed home providers in the community to collaborate on ideas and find out what your needs are. If you...
Posted September 14, 2011 at 03:53 PM by Shelly Nye
Governor Sandoval appointed the Director’s Office of the Department of Health and Human Services as the lead agency for submitting Nevada’s proposal for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge. Review Nevada's response to the challenge.
Posted August 25, 2011 at 09:15 AM by Shelly Nye
The much anticipated Revised Nevada Pre-K Standards are here! The previously separate teacher and parent guidebooks have been merged into this new document, making it a much more complete and user friendly resource to support you in your work with young children. Download your personal copy now...
Posted August 23, 2011 at 06:00 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Children's DataCenter provides a centralized location for research, data, and analysis for individuals and organizations who impact the lives of Nevada's children, including educators, practitioners, policy makers, researchers, media, and other stakeholders.
Nevadachildrensdata.org will save you...
Posted August 17, 2011 at 05:50 PM by Shelly Nye
Message from Alyce Gray, College of Southern Nevada
ECE 274 Child and Family is being offered at the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:50 PM. This course addresses how families function, cultural diversity and families, and special issues of families like divorce...
Posted August 10, 2011 at 01:27 PM by Shelly Nye
The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council is sponsoring a Needs Assessment of the Availability of Quality Care in our state. Social Entrepreneurs, Inc. (SEI), the contractor for the project, is in the process of seeking applications from licensed child care centers who are interested in having SEI assess their center (up to two classrooms)&...
Posted July 21, 2011 at 01:00 PM by Mike McDowell
Message from Crystal Swank
Professor, Early Childhood Education; Truckee Meadows Community College
Hello Friends and Colleagues,
For those in the northern part of the state, this information may be important to you or others you know. Please pass this along to any who may be interested...
Posted May 12, 2011 at 07:00 PM by Mike McDowell
In Spring 2010 the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media (Fred Rogers Center) began revising the NAEYC 1996 position statement, Technology and Young Children—Ages 3 to 8. The purpose of this position statement is to provide guide the selection, use...
Posted April 26, 2011 at 04:00 PM by Mike McDowell
The Great Shakeout - Helping Child Care Providers Prepare for Disasters
Information provided by the Office of Head Start (OHS) in Washington D.C.
The recent tragedies we have seen in Japan and New Zealand underscore the need for all of us – as individuals, at our schools, child care centers, workplaces and in communities – to...
Posted April 20, 2011 at 01:00 PM by Mike McDowell
The Office of Early Care and Education is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the National Association for Family Child Care Conference (NAFCC) in Las Vegas Nevada July 21-23, 2011. For more information and to download the application, please click here.&...
Posted March 4, 2011 at 09:00 AM by Mike McDowell
The 2011 NevAEYC Conference - "Advocating Play", is proud to bring the families of Northern Nevada a FREE Community Concert!
Bring the family and join NevAEYC for a free 1 hour concert featuring award winning Charlotte Diamond performing her family friendly music!
The show is Friday April, 1, 2011...
Posted March 4, 2011 at 08:00 AM by Mike McDowell
NevAEYC is pleased to announce the extension of the 2011 Conference Early Bird registration deadline!
Early Bird registration deadlines and pricing have been extended by more than a week! Registrations received by Friday March 11, 2011 eligible for...
Posted March 1, 2011 at 08:00 AM by Mike McDowell
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development has published a report, "The Economic Impact of Early Care and Education in Nevada" at the request of The Children's Cabinet.
Posted February 16, 2011 at 06:00 PM by Mike McDowell
The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) will be granting scholarships to Early Childhood Educators working with children ages 0-8 years in at-risk, low-income venues to attend the 2011 Nevada Early Childhood Conference in Reno, Nevada, April 1-2 at the Grand Sierra Resort. Don't delay! The deadline to apply is February 25, 2011!<...
Posted February 11, 2011 at 09:00 AM by Mike McDowell
“Raising the Roof for Children’s Issues in Nevada”
Join NevAEYC for a half day workshop on March 31, 2011 as they explore the strategies and venues available to advocate for children. Participants will explore how best to plan a unified presence to protect programs for children and families; we will gain insight...
Posted October 14, 2010 at 08:00 AM by Mike McDowell
The National Governor's Association (NGA), Center for Best Practices is part of the Early Childhood Data Collaboration (ECDC), a consortium with several other national organizations, to support states in developing coordinated, longitudinal early care and education data systems. They are currently finalizing a white paper that will describe the "10 Essential...
Posted July 9, 2010 at 08:00 AM by Mike McDowell
Did you know that The Nevada Registry hosts a statewide Job Board for Early Care and Education (ECE)? The job board is a service provided to the entire ECE community in Nevada and allows employers to advertise available positions FREE OF CHARGE! It also makes it easy for job-seekers to find open positions in early childhood-related programs. Visit...
Posted July 2, 2010 at 08:00 AM by Mike McDowell
(Update provided by the Office of Early Care and Education)
As of July 1, 2010 the Child Care Subsidy program is now administered by the Las Vegas Urban League and Child Care Resource & Referral Services are being provided by the Children's Cabinet.
The Child Care Subsidy Program is...