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ALA Application Deadline Approaching! Apply Today! NOW CLOSED

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 13, 2019. 

The ALA is aligned with The Nevada Registry’s Quality Assurance System (QAS) and is designed to provide individuals with less than 15 hours of previous training delivery experience the fundamental principles of adult learning which contribute to the delivery of high-quality training sessions. Applicants must possess a Level 4.2, 5.2, 6.2 or 7.2 on the Career Ladder (Associate’s Degree or higher with two years of direct ECE experience) to be elgibile.

Selected individuals will participate in 25 hours of Registry-approved training over the course of nine weeks (split into two Sections). Upon successful completion of the Academy, graduates will have the tools to begin delivering training to the Early Childhood community and the necessary hours of experience needed to initially qualify as a trainer with The Nevada Registry. The cost to participate is $125 per person. 

Academy Training Dates (both locations): 

  • Orientation: January 14, 2020 from 1 pm - 2 pm.  
  • Section I: January 28, 2020 – February 25, 2020
  • Section II: March 10, 2020 – March 31, 2020

Attendance is required in full in order to graduate from the ALA. Participants must attend the orientation and complete both sections to be eligible to apply for trainer approval following Academy graduation. No partial credit will be issued. 

Academy Time and Locations

LAS VEGAS Academy: 
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; 8050 S. Paradise Rd., Las Vegas. Instructor: Teresa Byington

RENO Academy: 
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the UNR Child & Family Research Center; 785 W. 6th Street, Reno. Instructor: LeAn Shelton

Click here to learn more about the ALA selection process, program requirements, participant eligibility requirements, evaluation process and expectations. If after reading through this information you feel like this is the perfect opportunity for you, complete the ALA Participant Interest Application by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Don’t delay; space is limited! A maximum of 16 individuals will be selected to participate (eight in each location) and this will be the only ALA offered during 2020. Selected applicants will be notified by 4:30 pm on December 20, 2019.  

2020 Adult Learning Academy Participant Interest Application - CLOSED on 12/13/19

Feel free to contact The Nevada Registry for more information!