Resources for Parents

Child Development and Screening

Early childhood is a period of rapid development. How children are nurtured and educated from prenatal to third grade creates the foundation for their entire lives.

Learn more about Child Development and Screening

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Child Care Subsidy Assistance

Child Care Subsidy assists low-income parents with the high cost of child care.
Learn more on our Child Care Subsidy Assistance page.

Child Care Subsidy Assistance

Finding Quality Child Care

Nevada’s Silver State Stars Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) is a national approach to creating a culture of continuous quality improvement in early childhood settings. The Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS is a 5-star system open to center-based childcare, school-based (or local education agency) pre-K programs, and family childcare programs.

When you use our child care portal to search for licensed care, the star level for each provider is indicated.

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Tax Credits

Did you know that the Child Tax Credit program can lower the Federal tax you owe by $1,000 for each qualifying child under the age of 17? Even if you are not required to file taxes, there is a non-filers tool to help you claim this credit!

Additionally, if you pay for child care, the Child and Dependent Care Credit program can reduce your tax by claiming the credit for child and dependent care expenses on your federal income tax return.

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Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)
Part B & Part C

IDEA Part C provides Early Intervention services to families with children ages zero to three who have a developmental delay or diagnosed disability. IDEA Part B provides services for children ages 3-21 and is administered through the Child Find offices of local school districts. For more information and resources for children with disabilities, visit Project Assist.

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Family Education & Engagement

There are several organizations that hold classes for parents across Nevada. Please visit The Children’s Cabinet, Boys Town Nevada, Nevada Cooperative Extension, and Nevada PEP (for children with disabilities). For simple ways you can engage with your child every day, visit Vroom!

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Other Assistance - Nevada 2-1-1

For other resources and assistance programs, visit Nevada 2-1-1 where you can search for assistance by county and by assistance type.

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