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From The University of Nevada-Reno Extension:

Spiral Up Academy Coordinator with the University of Nevada Reno Extension, is pleased to announce they are now accepting referrals for the January session of their Spiral Up Academy!  The academy starts January 9, 2024! Enroll your new hires TODAY! Spiral Up Academy’s goal is to assist early learning leaders meet the challenges of training new staff by providing training and coaching to new hires.

The Spiral Up Academy is a comprehensive eight-week program which includes the State of Nevada Childcare Licensing required trainings (CPR/First Aid not included) as well as seven additional early childhood topics and up to five hours of coaching during the academy. This academy is open to all new hires in the State of Nevada who are within their first 120 days of employment by the start date of the academy.

PLEASE NOTE: Some updates to our program beginning in January – All referring directors will be required to participate in a Spiral Up Academy orientation via Zoom during the first week of the academy (multiple dates & times will be provided) and participate in a coaching transition meeting during the eighth week of the academy. The Spiral Up team will be providing support to directors to continue to coach their new hires after the conclusion of the academy. These requirements are reflected in the director agreement portion of the referral form.

The documents below provide a detailed description of the academy as well as a schedule and all referral forms.

Spiral Up Academy Flyer Jan 2024

Spiral Up Schedule Jan. 2024

Referral Form Early Childhood Workforce Development Spiral Up Program

If you are interested in referring your new hires to this free program, please do the following: 

  1. Carefully read through the attached paperwork.
  2. Meet with your new hire(s) and let them know about the program and what will be expected of them. If possible, complete the referral forms with your new hire.
  3. Fill out the paperwork and email it to Danielle Pertile.

For questions about the Academy, email