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Training and Professional Development

Training Calendar

The online Training Calendar helps Early Childhood educators locate Registry-approved training (in-person, virtual and online courses) to meet their professional development needs, including the annual training requirements of Child Care Licensing. 

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Feedback is one of the best ways for trainers to determine what is working well in the training they deliver and to identify areas where additional growth could help to enrich the training experience for attendees. Use this form to tell us about your recent experience with a Registry-approved training session. 

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Professional Development Plan

Creating a Professional Development Plan (PDP) helps increase your knowledge, skills and expertise for working with children and their families over time by helping you determine your areas of interest and strength, as well as areas where further growth and development may be needed. By examining your competency across eight Core Knowledge Areas, your PDP will help you plan for future professional development, help you assess your own progress and professional growth and determine your next steps for advancing along the Career Ladder.

Core Knowledge Areas (CKA)

A set of standards for Early Care and Education that support the professionalism of the field. They form the knowledge base that every ECE professional working with young children and their families should build from in order to provide quality experiences for children.

Core Competencies

A set of observable skills that reflect an individual's knowledge and understanding of the CKA. The competencies identify skills at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of professionalism and help to standardize the expectations for ECE professionals.

Professional Career Ladder

The cornerstone of The Nevada Registry. Through this system, individuals are placed on a pathway that recognizes his/her unique professional and educational accomplishments in ECE and years of experience working with young children (up to 4000 hours).