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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.

Learn More About the Staff Stipend

Before enrolling in any educational program, take a few minutes to examine your school/program of choice. You should have a good sense about whether the school/program is the right one for you once you have answered the following questions.

  • What are the educational requirements of the faculty? Who is teaching the course? Are you comfortable with his/her qualifications?
  • What degrees are offered? Make sure your school is offering the degree of your choice.
  • How long will it take to complete the degree? Do you have credits from other colleges that may transfer?
  • What is the curriculum like? Are the classes hands-on, online or reading based?
  • What if you need help? Are you able to contact your professor or a support center if need be?
  • How much is tuition? Are books included? Are there additional “technology” or “lab” fees? Is there a registration fee? See information regarding T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada for more information on scholarship opportunities in Nevada.
  • And most importantly, is the school accredited? If so, by whom? Make sure the school is accredited by a legitimate accrediting body, keeping in mind that The Nevada Registry only accepts college/university classes and/or degrees from post-secondary schools that are regionally accredited (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis).

The criteria for acceptance is twofold:

  1. The college/university must be accredited.
    To determine whether a college/university is accredited, search the U.S. Department of Education Database of Postsecondary Institutions and Programs found at: The accrediting agency must be recognized.
  2. Schools must be accredited by one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education listed below: