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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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The notice of Public Workshop to allow the Department of Education to begin the regulatory process for bills that were passed during the 2021 Legislative Session has been posted.  You can find meeting information, including how to access the livestream and submit public comment, as well as the agenda and supporting materials for each Workshop at the following links.

Regulatory workshops will be held in the morning on September 30, 2021, beginning at 9:00 am:

We encourage stakeholders to provide Public Comment regarding any of the Workshops that will be held that day, which can be done in a variety of ways:

  • In person, times for public comment are provided at the beginning and at the conclusion of the meeting, and public comment will be taken under each workshop specific to that item.
  • A time limit of three minutes will be imposed for public comments in order to afford all members of the public who wish to comment an opportunity to do so within the timeframe available.
  • If you are unable to attend but would like to provide a written statement for public comment, please submit your statement to NVBoardEd@doe.nv.gov before the close of the Workshop; written public comment may be submitted by email at any time prior to the Workshop for inclusion and consideration.

Please note there are a few agenda items related to early childhood (items #6 through #9):

6.     9:15 A.M. WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO NAC

388.XXX   – KINDERGARTEN ENTRY ASSESSMENT (For possible action)

The proposed changes relate to the Kindergarten entry assessments required within the first 45 days of school, as required by Senate Bill 2 (2021).

·       Kaitlin Lewallen, Education Programs Professional, Office of Early Learning and Development

·       Patti Oya, Director, Office of Early Learning and Development

7.     9:20 A.M. WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO NAC

387.131  – SCHOOL DAY IN SESSION (KINDERGARTEN) (For possible action) The proposed changes relate to the Kindergarten school day in session.

·       Patti Oya, Director, Office of Early Learning and Development

8.     9:25 A.M. WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO NAC

388.XXX   – GRANTS FOR PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS (For possible action)

The proposed changes relate to grants for pre-Kindergarten programs including Nevada Ready! State Pre-K, as required by Senate Bill 84 (2019).

·       Patti Oya, Director, Office of Early Learning and Development

·       Dr. Stacey Joyner, Nevada Ready! State Pre-K Administrator

9.       9:30 A.M. WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO NAC 388.662-666 – READ BY GRADE THREE (For possible action)

The proposed changes relate to the required training or professional development for Read by Grade 3 (RBG3) Literacy Specialists and elementary teachers, and details the duties of the RBG3 Literacy Specialist, as required by NRS 388.159.

·       Dr. Kevin Marie Laxalt, Education Programs Professional, Office of Standards and Instructional Support

·       Mark Rincon, Education Programs Professional, Office of Standards and Instructional Support

·       Dave Brancamp, Director, Office of Standards and Instructional Support