Nevada Child Care

Resources for Providers

Join the Children’s Cabinet Excellence Academy!

The CCEA offers a 5-month paid, full-time training program for aspiring child care professionals. It includes early childhood training, project hours, wraparound support, career pathway planning, classroom hours, CDA Credential requirements, and job matching with licensed child care centers.

Apply today!

Nevada Child Care and Development Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The Nevada Child Care and Development Program released a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document designed to assist providers with essential information and guidance. This resource aims to address common questions and concerns, ensuring clarity and support for all program participants. The document will be regularly updated to reflect the latest developments and policies. Providers are encouraged to consult this document to stay informed about program requirements, procedures, and updates. For questions, comments, or concerns, contact the CCDP agency staff at

Nevada Strong Start Child Care Service Centers Underway!

Nevada’s OneStop service centers are open for business! Visit our southern Nevada service center at 1771 E Flamingo Rd., Ste 200. Las Vegas, NV 89119 or our northern Nevada service center at 961 Matley Lane, Reno, NV  89502. You can also access our virtual hub and find out about our Child Care Services Center partners by clicking on the button below.

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Financial Assistance Opportunities

The Children’s Cabinet maintains a current list of child care provider scholarships and grant opportunities in Nevada.

Financial Support is now available to reimburse child care providers for the cost of fingerprinting and background checks. Child Care providers and required household members can now request reimbursement using the background reimbursement online form. Please note that receipts are required to be considered for reimbursement.

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Child Care Excellence Academy

The CCEA is a 5-month paid training program for people who are interested in becoming a child care professional with little or no experience. The CCEA is a full time in-person program that includes early childhood training, project hours, wraparound support, career pathway planning, classroom hours, all requirements to earn a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, and employment matching for each trainee to a licensed child care center. We are seeking both trainees to participate in the program and child care centers to partner with us! Visit The Children’s Cabinet’s CCEA webpage to apply!

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:

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.

Start Your Own Child Care Program at Home!

Get the support you need to turn your home or apartment into a successful child care program! Visit Wonderschool for more information.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Additionally, The Children’s Cabinet has a number of provider trainings to support child care providers. Find out more about Provider Education & Training Workshops on The Children’s Cabinet’s website.

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