Information for Parents
Creating Quality Experiences for Children
One of the goals of The Nevada Registry is to provide consumer education about the importance of creating a well-paid, well-trained and educated workforce and the impact that it has on quality Early Care and Education experiences for children. Many agencies and organizations across the state, as well as nationwide, have been doing the same for many years and are leading experts on this particular topic. To find out more about the importance of choosing quality child care and qualified caregivers for your children, as well as to learn about the latest research on the topic, please check out the links listed below.
The Nevada Registry is not responsible for the content of sites that are external to our program. Linking to a website does not constitute endorsement by The Nevada Registry of the sponsors of the site or information presented on the site.
Child Care-Related Links
- The Bureau of Health Care Quality and Compliance (HCQC) - Child Care Licensing Unit
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.
- Child Care Aware
A non-profit initiative committed to helping parents find the best information on locating quality care and child care resources in their communities.
- Healthy Child Care Nevada
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.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
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.
- National Child Care Information Center
A service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to Early Care and Education information.
- Parents Action for Children (Formerly the I Am Your Child Foundation)
A national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early childhood development and school readiness.
- The Children's Cabinet, Inc.
Early Education and Care Department - Child Care Subsidy Assistance, Child Care Quality Enhancement, Respite Care, Resource and Referral Services, Caregiver Support Network and Employer Support Services for Northern Nevada. View the Cabinet's Quality Child Care Guidebook
- Zero to Three
Information on choosing quality child care.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Child Find
Provides health and developmental screening services to children aged 0 to 5 throughout Nevada.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway
Provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. Visit often for the latest on a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
- Complete Medical Consultants
Offers low-cost work physicals and TB skin testing for child care providers. **NO INSURANCE REQUIRED**. Complete Medical Consultants is a Nurse Practitioner owned clinic also offering: Sports Physicals, CPR Training, Nevada Registry Approved Classes and Wellness Management. Call (702) 566-6429 to schedule an appointment or for more information. Fees for Services
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
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.
- Division of Welfare & 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.
Drugwatch.com aims to educate the public about medications, drug recalls and the side effects associated with thousands of different drugs, including the wide variety of children's medications available today. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, within the last two years almost 9.5 million children had a health condition that required regular use of prescription medications for at least three months. DrugWatch.com provides extensive information about the risks and benefits of these prescription medicines, as well as detailed profiles of many over-the-counter medications commonly used in children.
- Keep Kids Healthy
Free pediatric parenting advice.
- KidSource Online
In-depth and timely education and healthcare information that will make a difference in the lives of parents & children.
- Nevada Check-Up
Provides low-cost, comprehensive health care coverage to low income, uninsured children (birth through 18) who are not covered by private insurance or Medicaid.
- Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS)
- Nevada Health Link
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.
- Nevada State Health Division
- Born Learning
Born Learning is an innovative public engagement campaign that helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children.
- Nevada P.E.P.
Nevada's statewide Parent Training and Information Center for families who have children with disabilities and the professionals who support them.
- Parenting Press
Parenting Press creates materials to make the job of parent, counselor, teacher, or child care provider easier.
- University of Nevada - Reno, Cooperative Extension
Gain access to a wide range of resources and publications focusing on children, youth and families.