T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada is a comprehensive scholarship program which addresses specific issues within our workforce, including under-education, poor compensation and high turnover within the early childhood field. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Nevada is funded by the Office of Early Learning & Development (OELD), and administered by the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children.
Through statewide partnerships, the Nevada Head Start State Collaboration Office enhances relationships, builds systems, and promotes comprehensive quality services to meet the needs of young children and their families.
National Institute for Early Education Research
The National Institute for Early Education Research supports early childhood education initiatives by providing objective, nonpartisan information based on research.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
The Nevada Registry
Nevada’s professional development registry for Early Childhood Education, including the ECE Career Ladder and data base of training available throughout the state.
Nevada’s Statewide Job Board for Early Care and Education
This job board is sponsored by the Nevada Registry and is a free service to the ECE community in Nevada. Individuals looking for employment in ECE can see a variety of jobs posted here. Prospective employers may post available positions here as well.
The Children’s Cabinet
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Department – Child Care Provider Support Services, Parent Support Services and Community & Business Outreach. Family and Youth Intervention (FYI) Department – Programs for youth and families.
The Children’s Cabinet Child Care Aware Training Academy – Nevada’s Online Child Care Professional Education Center
The training hours for each individual class are approved by the Nevada Registry and meet initial and ongoing required training hours. Our courses provide a variety of engaging topics in each of Nevada’ Core Knowledge Areas and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are offered for every class at no additional cost.
The Nevada Office of Early Care and Education
Nevada’s official ECE office and connection to programs supporting ECE professionals in Nevada including Accreditation support, scholarships, and the T.E.A.C.H. Project.
The National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
A clearinghouse of resources and support for improving health and safety in child care settings, including Caring For Our Children: The National Health and Safety Performance Standards for Out of Home Child Care Programs.
An Informative Guide to Children’s Safety Resources
This section of the Forensic Nursing website provides links to a number of websites with comprehensive information related to children’s health and safety, ranging from the Common Cold to Toy Safety.
The University of Nevada, Reno
Cooperative Extension Access to a wide range of resources and publications focusing on children, youth and families.
The University of Nevada, Reno – School of Social Work
UNR offers a Bachelor’s degree (BSW) and a Master’s degree (MSW) in Social Work.
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
A project of the Child Care Bureau, this is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.
Zero To Three
A nationally renown organization specializing in infant and toddler care.
State Legislature – Provides information on past and current legislative sessions, contact information for legislators, the NRS and NAC, as well as information on the legislative process and history.
Nevada State Home Page – Provides information on state departments, agencies, commissions, regulatory agencies and the Governor.
NV Women’s Lobby
The Nevada Women’s Lobby (NWL) is a statewide non-partisan coalition of organizations, women and men presenting a strong voice on issues affecting women and families. A primary issue of the NWL is education.
Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards
The Nevada Pre-K standards describe appropriate outcomes for children at the end of their preschool experience and entering kindergarten.
Nevada Early Intervention Services
Nevada’s Bureau of Early Intervention Services identifies infants and toddlers who are at-risk for, or who have developmental delays; provide services and supports to families to meet the individualized developmental needs of their child; and facilitate the child’s learning and participation in family and community life through the partnerships of families, caregivers and service providers.
Project ASSIST – Nevada’s Central Directory for Early Intervention
The purpose of Project ASSIST is to provide information, resources, and referral services to inform and educate families of infants and toddlers with disabilities or special health care needs, and the general public. Contact ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov or 1-800-522-0066
Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library
A statewide resource library available to families, professionals, educators, and staff working with young children with disabilities, and their families is the Early Childhood Special Education Resource Library located in the IDEA Part C office. This library contains hundreds of books, DVDs and other materials regarding Autism, children with disabilities, Downs syndrome, early intervention, families, special education and law, and more. This library is available for use statewide and a catalog is available on the website. Contact ProjectAssist@dhhs.nv.gov or 1-800-522-0066
Northern Nevada Child Care Association
The Northern Nevada Child Care Association (NNCCA) is a non-profit organization that is comprised of licensed home child care providers in the Washoe County area.
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children.
Nevada’s Core Knowledge Areas and Core Competencies for Early Childhood Professionals
Core Knowledge Areas (CKA) are a set of content areas that define what caregivers should know and understand in order to provide quality experiences for children, regardless of the setting in which care and education occurs.
The Center for Online Education is an independent organization providing students the resources they need to succeed in an online college. Our expertise helps students find affordable, quality academic programs that prepare them for a successful and rewarding career. The Center for Online Education includes resources for aspiring early childhood educators seeking to earn their degree online.
A complete directory of teacher education degree and certificate programs. It includes over 23,334 teacher education degree and certificate programs, offered by over 1,779 colleges and school districts across the US.
Masters in Education
This website provides information on the challenges students and recent graduates face-challenges such as selecting a teaching specialty, understanding career options and outlooks, and finding a qualified master’s program.
Early Childhood Teacher
EarlyChildhoodTeacher.org is a website for and about current and aspiring early childhood educators. We provide teacher tools and resources, information on how to earn your teaching certification in each state, and a blog with advice and tips on becoming a better teacher.