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Now Accepting Applications for the Early Childhood Staff Stipend Incentive Program!

Individuals must be active members of The Nevada Registry AND working in an eligible program to apply. To determine whether you are eligible, log into your Online Portal account and click on the 'Membership Account' tab on your dashboard. If you are eligible, you will see a tab titled, 'Early Childhood Staff Stipend Incentive Program' under your membership profile. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH APRIL 2023.

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As of June 30, 2020

TRAINER Statistics

Total Number of Trainers: 224

The total number of trainers includes approved and registered trainers. Approved trainers fall into the Generalist, Out of State and Corporate trainer categories and are subject to all initial trainer qualification and annual renewal criteria requirements. Registered trainers fall into the Conference Presenter, Sponsored Presenter, Organizational Representative and Compliance trainer categories and are NOT subject to the initial trainer or renewal requirements.

  • APPROVED Trainers: 156
  • REGISTERED Trainers: 68

Breakdown by Trainer TYPE

A new improved training approval system was launched in January 2017. With it, trainer qualification and approval criteria was created. In 2020, the minimum educational criteria for Early Childhood (ECE) Trainers is an Associate’s degree with 4000 hours of direct experience working with children (Level 4.2, 5.2, 6.2 or 7.2). An Associate’s degree is also the minimum educational standard for NEW Topic Trainers.

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD Trainers: 152
  • TOPIC Trainers: 72

Breakdown by Trainer CATEGORY

Total EARLY CHILDHOOD Trainers: 152

Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria for Early Childhood Trainers 

Category Total in Category
Generalist 124
Corporate 3
Out of State 0
Compliance 0
Conference Presenter* 0
Organizational Representative 2
Sponsored Presenter 23

Total TOPIC Trainers: 72

Trainer Qualification and Approval Criteria for Topic Trainers

Category Total in Category
Generalist 29
Corporate 0
Out of State 0
Compliance 38
Conference Presenter* 0
Organizational Representative 1
Sponsored Presenter 4
*The Conference Presenter trainer category is a temporary status assigned to individuals presenting at a specific conference for a specific purpose. As a result, the total in this category fluctuates often. Because it is designed to support trainers for a single event, the Conference Presenter trainer category assignment is removed at the conclusion of the conference event for which he/she was registered.

Career Ladder Levels of ECE Trainers

Career Ladder Level Percentage of Total
Certificate of Participation N/A
Level 1 N/A
Level 2 N/A
Level 3 N/A
Level 4 7.46%
Level 5 44.78%
Level 6 41.04%
Level 7 6.72%

TRAINING Statistics

The information below highlights the number of Registry-approved training sessions and online courses available during this quarter. It is important to note that a dip in the number of in-person training sessions offered during a specific period of time is not necessarily directly correlated to the number of approved trainers in Nevada. More likely, it is indicative of a growing trend for Early Childhood (ECE) educators to obtain much of their required professional development via online training organizations; especially when online courses are offered at low, or no cost.  As online options continue to increase and meet the needs of ECE educators, particularly in rural areas where training is typically less accessible, this trend will likely continue.

In-Person/Virtual* Training Statistics

  • 132 in-person and virtual Registry-approved training sessions were offered during this quarter.
    Of this total:
    43% were open to the public**
    57% were offered in-house/not open to the public (and not posted to the Training Calendar)
* In-person training was suspended in April 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to comply with Governor Sisolak’s Stay at Home Order and state shutdown. As a result, there was a significant decrease in the number of training sessions submitted for approval. The Nevada Registry began approving virtual training sessions in response to the crisis.  
**The Training Calendar only displays in-person training sessions that are open to the public. It should not be assumed that the events listed on the calendar represent all of the training available at any given time. 

Online Training Statistics

The Nevada Registry has entered into data transfer partnerships with ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) and ProSolutions Training to electronically import completed Registry-approved online training into the membership accounts of active Registry members. These imports occur on a weekly basis through a secure data transfer process. As a result, we are now able to report on the number of online courses being completed through these two organizations.

  • ChildCare Education Institute
    Total number of CCEI online courses currently approved: 286
    Number of CCEI courses completed by active Registry members during this quarter: 1900
  • ProSolutions Training
    Total number of ProSolutions Training online courses currently approved: 172
    Number of ProSolutions courses completed by active Registry members during this quarter: 1740

Training Sessions by Core Knowledge Areas (CKA)

Core Knowledge Area Percentage of Total
Human Growth and Development 15.13%
Positive Interactions and Guidance 13.18%
Observation and Assessment 6.20%
Environment and Curriculum 15.39%
Health, Nutrition and Safety 15.63%
Leadership and Professional Development 11.52%
Family and Community Relationships 5.76%
Management and Administration 17.19%