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Something Very Exciting is Brewing….

By now, you are probably aware that new health and safety training requirements have been adopted into State Child Care Licensing regulations. This means that additional training is required in the topics of Building and Physical Premises Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Medication Administration, Shaken Baby Syndrome and Transportation Safety. This new training must be completed within 120 days of hire date for new caregivers or in accordance with the annual licensure date of your facility for existing caregivers (currently applies to State-licensed facilities. Contact your surveyor if you work in a facility licensed by Washoe County Child Care Licensing for specific information about their implementation schedule).

The Nevada Registry recognizes that the new training is currently available in limited quantity. That’s why we have been hard at work behind the scenes with one of the leading online and distance training providers in the nation, ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), to develop training in each of the new topics aligned with Nevada State Child Care Licensing regulations. As a result of this partnership, all five newly required training topics will be available online, very soon. But wait, there's more.....

We are excited to announce that together with the CCEI, The Nevada Registry has created an online 8-hour training package specifically designed for the Early Childhood workforce in Nevada. Once available, not only will you have a quick and easy way to complete all of the new requirements in one fell swoop, we’re making it possible for up to 1000 – that’s right; ONE THOUSAND active Registry members to complete this training FREE OF CHARGE by offering professional development scholarships to qualifying members. This membership benefit is made possible by late renewal, replacement certificate and Career Ladder re-evaluation fees collected since 2014. 

More specific details about the eligibility criteria and scholarship application process will be available later this month. While we can’t divulge ALL of the exciting details just yet, we can PROMISE that you don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity! Keep your eyes on the blog for an official scholarship announcement coming very soon!