Resources for Providers
Financial Assistance Opportunities
NevadaChildCare.org has a page dedicated to child care provider COVID-relief options. There are several options that all providers should explore.
The Children's Cabinet also maintains a current list of child care provider scholarships and grant opportunities in Nevada.
Emgergency Response Planning
The Child Care and Development Program (CCDP) of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services is responsible for the management and administration of the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) subsidy program. The Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan outlines the roles and responsibilities of CCDP and other key supporting agencies to respond to and recover from a disaster that significantly affects a community’s child care infrastructure.
The CCDP program has created a Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) provider Emergency Toolkit to assist providers in planning for and responding to Emergencies:
Silver State Stars Quality Rating Improvement System
Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS creates a culture of continuous quality improvement for Nevada's child care programs. QRIS is a method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early childhood programs. Programs are assigned a rating, from 1 to 5 stars, to assist parents in finding quality care and education provider for their child.
Nevada Pyramid Model
The Pyramid Model promotes evidence-based practices that support positive social-emotional skills for young children, such as recognizing emotions in self and others, learning rules and expectations, self-regulation, and positive social interactions with peers. Find out more by visiting the Nevada Pyramid Model website.
Starting Your Own Child Care
The Children's Cabinet has information and resources to assist you with this process. Visit The Children's Cabinet's Starting a Licensed Child Care webpage for more information.
Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children
The Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children (NevAEYC) is the state affiliate organization of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NevAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
Early Care & Education Training and Career Ladder
The Nevada Registry is Nevada's one-stop-shop for Early Care and Education (ECE) professionals in Nevada. Here you will find links to training, job listings, industry-related news, professional development planning tools - everything you need to support your career in Early Childhood!