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ECE Resources and Links

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Nevada Sites of Interest   

Children's Advocacy Alliance
The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) is a community-based nonprofit organization that mobilizes people, resources and reason to ensure every child has a chance to thrive and to make Nevada a better place to live and raise a family. CAA advocates for the well-being of Nevada’s Children.  We bring people together to build consensus around priorities and to leverage our collective strength toward real changes in policy and practice.  Our organization collects, analyzes and shares research and information with people who make decisions impacting Nevada’s children and families.  We believe in building public will through education, outreach, and advocacy to solve expansive and chronic problems facing kids and families.
The umbrella agency for programs funded under the Federal Child Care Development Block Grants. (Formerly the Office of Early Care and Education under the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services.) 
The mission of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services is to provide quality, timely and temporary services enabling Nevada families, the disabled and elderly to achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency. (775) 684-0500 (telephone), (775) 684-0646 (fax). Address: 1470 College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada  89706.
Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) are professionals trained to work directly with early childhood providers. They offer consulting services and community resource information and referral. The Healthy Child Care Nevada website is designed to help both professionals and families improve their response to the health and safety needs of children in their care.  
NevAEYC is a state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) striving to bring high-quality early learning opportunities to all children from birth through age eight. Click here to view NevAEYC's Early Childhood Education Policy Position for Nevada - 2008.
To ensure the health, safety and proper treatment of children receiving out-of-home care, the Child Care Licensing Unit has the responsibility for initial licensing, continued monitoring and providing technical assistance to child care facilities caring for five or more children not licensed by local entities. Access more information about Child Care Licensing in Nevada. 

In 2009 the ECAC was established by an executive order signed by Governor Gibbons, which was continued by Governor Sandoval in 2011. During the 2013 Nevada Legislature Governor Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 79 establishing the Council in statute. Membership includes a diverse group of business, community, education, government, non-profit, parent, and provider representatives that are appointed by the Governor and which follow the Head Start Act requirements for State Advisory Councils. Posts are for informational purposes only.
A non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of Nevada's low-income children and families. 

Nevada Health Link was created by the State of Nevada to help individuals and small businesses easily shop for, compare and buy health insurance. In October 2013, this website will become an online marketplace where you can enroll in an income-based health insurance plan.
You'll be able to make side-by-side comparisons of plans from different insurance companies, so you can pick the plan that's right for your needs.

The Nevada Institute for Children's Research and Policy (NICRP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through research, advocacy and other specialized services.
The Nevada KIDS COUNT project is a statewide, collaborative effort that brings together a wide range of organizations and agencies involved with children and families in Nevada. By providing policymakers and citizens with the best available data on the educational, social, economic, and physical well-being of all children in our state, Nevada KIDS COUNT seeks to improve the lives and the futures of all our children.
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood ® Nevada is part of Nevada's early childhood professional development system and is designed to address the lack of early childhood specialization, inadequate compensation, high turn-over rate, and the lack of professional recognition for early childhood professionals in Nevada. T.E.A.C.H. provides scholarships for Home Care Providers, Teachers, Teacher Aides, and Center Directors/Owners who work in a licensed early childhood facility at least 19 clock hours a week and would like to pursue a degree or certification in Early Childhood Education.

T.E.A.C.H. scholarships are available when working towards a Nevada Child Care Apprenticeship Certificate, an ECE Certificate of Achievement, an ECE Associate of Science degree, an ECE Associate of Arts degree, or a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.  Scholarships are available for any of the above listed degrees from:  The College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and The University of Nevada, Reno. For more information and an individual consultation please call (800) 259-1907.
The Children’s Cabinet Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Department is a Nationally Accredited CCR&R agency that is Quality Assured by Child Care Aware.  The CCR&R Department provides a range of programs in our community to support families with child care through subsidy assistance, respite care, consumer education, resource and referral, literacy and parenting; to support providers with training, services like Addressing Behaviors Challenges and Caregiver Support Network, mini grants for improving quality and starting a child care business; and to support communities by disseminating vital child care information and data to encourage regional planning and financial support for the child care industry.  
Gain access to a wide range of resources and publications focusing on children, youth and families. 

National Sites of Interest  

The Internet’s premier site for finding accredited online education in America that is in line with the standards of the United States Department of Education. allows you to search through countless accredited schools, based on a variety of criteria, to find the accredited college that best meets your needs. Their data is pulled from the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs, and is compiled entirely from publicly available information reported to the U.S. Department of Education. This information is provided by recognized accrediting and state approval agencies that have been asked to provide statistics for each institution and/or program they accredit. The database is updated regularly to reflect additional information as they receive it from the appropriate authorities.
CCW/AFTEF’s mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace.
The Children's Defense Fund’s Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years. 
Promotes improved performance and recognition of professionals in Early Childhood Care and Education. In keeping with its goal to meet the growing need for qualified child care staff, the Council administers the Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credentialing Program. The CDA Program is designed to assess and credential Early Childhood Care and Education professionals based on performance.
Every Child Matters 
Every Child Matters is a new approach to the well-being of children and young people from birth to age 19. The Government's aim is for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, and achieve economic well-being.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids is an anti-crime organization of nearly 5,000 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and violence survivors who take a hard look at the research about what prevents kids from becoming criminals and put that information in the hands of policymakers and the general public.

First Five Years Fund
The First Five Years Fund helps America achieve better results in education, health, and economic productivity through investments in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five. They provide knowledge, data, and advocacy, helping federal policymakers make investments in the first five years of a child’s life that create greater returns for all. Start building with early childhood education and you’ll finish with a better US.
A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States 
Organization works with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. To achieve their mission, they lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake groundbreaking research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.
Dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
The NRC's primary mission is to promote health and safety in out-of-home child care settings throughout the nation.
Created to offer aspiring early childhood educators a source of free information when researching state licensing requirements, teacher preparation programs, salary expectations, continuing education requirements, and advanced degree options.
Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and educators of young children everywhere. 
The Early Childhood Data Collaborative (ECDC) supports state policymakers’ development and use of coordinated state early care and education (ECE) data systems to improve the quality of ECE programs and the workforce, increase access to high-quality ECE programs, and ultimately improve child outcomes. The ECDC will provide tools and resources to encourage state policy change and provide a national forum to support the development and use of coordinated state ECE data systems.

Worthy Wage Day is a day for child care workers and families to rally with others concerned about the poverty-wages paid to child care workers.  

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