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ECE B-3 Workforce Alignment Kick-Off Invite

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

Three Locations: 

  • NDE Boardroom, 700 E. Fifth Street, Carson City
  • NDE Boardroom, 9890 S Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas
  • ECE PDC, 240 S Rock Blvd, Suite 143, Reno

What is workforce alignment?
From the 2009 NAEYC Workforce Designs – A Policy Blueprint for State Early Childhood Professional Development Systems: Integrated policies intentionally promote the building and support of an efficient cross-sector system that decreases duplication of efforts and increases accountability and sustainability.  An integrated system helps develop and retain a competent and stable early childhood workforce – a skilled cadre of effective, diverse, and adequately compensated professionals.  

Purpose of meeting?
At this first meeting we will look at the current status, policies, challenges related to the ECE B-3 workforce – specific to professional standards, career pathways, articulation, advisory structure, data, and financing.  An initial step from this meeting will be the formation of workgroups to dig deeper into current issues of alignment and make recommendations for change.  

Who should attend?
Educators and Program Administrators (Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start, Pre-k, K-3), Early Intervention, ECE Special Education, Licensure, Higher Education, Trainers/Professional Development, and others whose work relates to the ECE B-3 workforce (e.g. TEACH, Nevada Registry, Standards, Policy Makers, etc).

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline is Friday, November 30th. 

Registration link

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CACFP Survey

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. 

ECE Programs...

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2018 High Cost of Child Care Report Now Available

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.

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CSN Seeking Early Childhood Education Instructor for Spring 2019

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. 

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PDG B-5 Application Stakeholder Meetings

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.&nbsp...

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The 2018 Market Rate Survey Will Be Coming Soon!

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...

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National Workforce Registry Alliance 2017 Dataset Executive Summary Released

The National Workforce Registry Alliance is pleased to announce the release of the executive summary of the 2017 Dataset Report for the Early Childhood Workforce.

The 2017 report is the third bi-annual report from the Alliance that highlights the characteristics, educational qualifications, and wages...

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NDE Teacher Leader in Residence Opportunity

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.  

See the attached

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Take Time Out to Read More to Children

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...

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Checking In: A Snapshot of the Child Care Landscape

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...

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Now Hiring - Las Vegas EPP

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...

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Head Start State Collaboration Director Position

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...

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Nevada Ready B-3 Needs Assessment Survey

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...

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Low Compensation Undermines Quality

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...

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Nevada Ready! B-3 RFP Opportunity #2108

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...

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Child Care Focus Group (Reno)

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...

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Nevada Ready Preschool Development Grant Update

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. 

Nevad Ready...

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Funding Opportunity

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...

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Focus Groups: Using Assessment Data to Improve Early Childhood Teaching

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...

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Family Childcare Network Annual Report

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.

Annual Report

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Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

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...

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NDE Job Opportunity

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...

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New Office of Early Learning and Development Listserv

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...

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NAEYC is Looking for Input from Early Educators

A message from Rhian Allvin, Executive Director, NAEYC:

Hello,  
 
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...

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ECE Student Teachers Featured in TMCC College News

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!

Read Article

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Today is Provider Appreciation Day!

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.

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4 - 8, 2015!

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...

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New Report About the ECE Workforce Now Available

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.

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Comparison of the CCDBG Reauthorization

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...

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Nevada Receives Millions for Early Childhood Education

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...

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Who Are Our Emerging Leaders?

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...

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CCDBG Gets Reauthorized

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.  

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New Report on Child Care Policies

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....

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QRIS Information for Families

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. 

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Watch Your Back! Literally.

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...

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Let’s Move! Child Care Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

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,...

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Happy Provider Appreciation Day!

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&nbsp...

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Provider Appreciation Day 2014

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!

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Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks

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. 

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Small Business Newsletter Invitation

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 twilliams@business.nv.gov to add your name to their distribution list.

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Six States Awarded Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grants

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...

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Newly Released National Survey of Early Care and Education

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...

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Nationally Accredited Centers and Family Home Providers in Nevada

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...

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Nevada Family Child Care Providers Achieve National Accreditation!

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!

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Request for Proposal (RFP) 2040: CCDP Child Care Quality

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;
  • Provide...

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National Child Care Teacher Awards

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...

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Sign Up For a Free Subscription to ExchangeEveryDay

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!

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QRIS Pilot Project Reports Now Available

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...

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NAEYC Survey Regarding Technology in ECE

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...

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New Website For Families Available Through NAEYC

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...

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Parents and the Cost of Child Care

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...

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Race to the Top District Applications Now Available

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.

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Congratulations to Accredited Centers and Family Home Providers in Nevada!

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...

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New White Paper from Child Care Aware® of America Calls for Reporting All Deaths in Child Care Settings

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...

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Important News from Child Care Aware of America

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...

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National Report on Child Care in Nevada Now Available!

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:

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Upcoming Family Care Home Network Meeting



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...

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Kindergarten Entry Assessment and Data System Planning Project Meeting

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.
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A Day Without Child Care

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...

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Quality Improvement Grants Available!

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.

In order to be considered for this grant, completed applications, along with the required documentation (see

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Improving School Readiness for Nevada's Young Children

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...

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Out-of-School Time Task Force Survey Responses Needed

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...

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Upcoming Family Care Home Provider Network Meeting

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...

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Resource Lending Library Now Open!

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...

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NAEYC Children's Champion Update

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...

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Importance of Early Education Gaining Ground

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...

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Nevada Children's Data Center Update

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...

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2012 NevAEYC Conference Scholarship Opportunity

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...

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Application Open for New Food Policy Council

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...

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New Child Care Provider Committee Being Formed

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...

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Input from Center Directors Needed

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...

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The Childrens Cabinet Achieves NACCRRA Quality Assurance!

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.

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Child Care Centers in Northern Nevada Achieve National Accreditation

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)!

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NAN Board Recruitment for Rural Regional Representative

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...

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Family Care Home Provider Network Meeting

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...

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National Survey of Early Care and Education

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...

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NevAEYC Call for Proposals

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...

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The Great Nevada ShakeOut

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...

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New Family Child Care Provider Network Forming in Southern Nevada

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...

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Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge

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.

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Revised Pre-K Standards Now Available!

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...

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Nevada Children's DataCenter Now Online!

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...

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CSN Course Available: ECE 274 Child & Family

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...

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Quality Child Care Needs Assessment

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)&...

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TMCC Application Registration Deadline

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...

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NAEYC Revised Position Statement on Technology

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...

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The Great Shakeout

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...

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NAFCC Scholarships Available!

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.&...

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FREE Community Concert!

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...

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NevAEYC Conference Registration Deadline Extended!

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...

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Economic Impact of Early Care and Education

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.

The report was released in a media event on February 23, 2011, at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. 

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Conference Scholarships Available

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!

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Advocate for Children!

“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...

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Nevada Chosen as National Example

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...

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Statewide Job Board

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...

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Southern Nevada Subsidy Update

(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...

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