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Nevada Early Intervention (EI) Services System: DS series
In July 2022, the State of Nevada IDEA Part C Office submitted a proposal to the Department of Health and Human Services Director’s Office for increased federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fiscal Recovery Funds from the Governor's Finance Office to provide funding to develop an Early Intervention Personnel Center. The proposed personnel center would provide a credible and comparable alternative option for early intervention staff to meet their licensure requirements. This retention initiative was planned to be free for personnel, with all costs to be covered by the ARPA grant and/or the IDEA Part C Office. The proposal was accepted, and the Nevada Early Intervention Professional Development Center's first initiative is a Developmental Specialist Core Series (DS Series) that launched in April 2023 at no cost to professional learners . The DS series brings together a cohort of early educators who take 8 five-week courses that meet virtually once per week. The cohort will meet for approximately 18 months, and participants are expected to devote 35 hours per 5-week course to their studies. The courses cover required Early Childhood Special Education areas as determined by the Nevada Department of Education. Completion of the DS Series will meet the Alternative Certification requirements with the IDEA Part C Office and is deemed to be equivalent to an Endorsement for Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed. Learn more: Nevada Early Intervention Professional Development Center Sources: Nevada Early Intervention Professional Development Center. (2023). Program Catalog 2023-2024. Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Early Intervention FAQs.
  • Workforce
    • Professional Learning
    2022
    • CCDBG COVID Relief Allocations – CARES, CRRSE, ARPA (CCDF & Stabilization)
    • IDEA Part C
    Includes training, a cohort model
    In July 2022, the State of Nevada IDEA Part C Office submitted a proposal to the Department of Health and Human Services Director’s Office for increased federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Fiscal Recovery Funds from the Governor's Finance Office to provide funding to develop an Early Intervention Personnel Center. The proposed personnel center would provide a credible and comparable alternative option for early intervention staff to meet their licensure requirements. This retention initiative was planned to be free for personnel, with all costs to be covered by the ARPA grant and/or the IDEA Part C Office. The proposal was accepted, and the Nevada Early Intervention Professional Development Center's first initiative is a Developmental Specialist Core Series (DS Series) that launched in April 2023 at no cost to professional learners . The DS series brings together a cohort of early educators who take 8 five-week courses that meet virtually once per week. The cohort will meet for approximately 18 months, and participants are expected to devote 35 hours per 5-week course to their studies. The courses cover required Early Childhood Special Education areas as determined by the Nevada Department of Education. Completion of the DS Series will meet the Alternative Certification requirements with the IDEA Part C Office and is deemed to be equivalent to an Endorsement for Early Childhood Developmentally Delayed. Learn more: Nevada Early Intervention Professional Development Center Sources: Nevada Early Intervention Professional Development Center. (2023). Program Catalog 2023-2024. Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Early Intervention FAQs.
    Child Care Expansion Grant
    In 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to licensed child care providers to expand capacity in Nevada "child care deserts," defined as any census tract with more than 50 children under age 5 years that contains either no child care providers or so few options that there are more than 3 times as many children as licensed child care slots. 18 proposals out of 92 were approved. Learn More: Nevada's Child Care Expansion Grant Source: Nevada Recovers. (n.d.). Child care centers approved for federal funds.
    • Expansion
      • Physical Space and Facilities
      2022 $30 million
      CCDBG COVID Relief Allocations – CARES, CRRSE, ARPA (CCDF & Stabilization)
      One-time funding
      In 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services awarded $30 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to licensed child care providers to expand capacity in Nevada "child care deserts," defined as any census tract with more than 50 children under age 5 years that contains either no child care providers or so few options that there are more than 3 times as many children as licensed child care slots. 18 proposals out of 92 were approved. Learn More: Nevada's Child Care Expansion Grant Source: Nevada Recovers. (n.d.). Child care centers approved for federal funds.
      Nevada Early Childhood Data Dashboard
      The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council’s Early Childhood Data Dashboard is a data visualization tool. It provides demographic and program information on the current status and trends of the state's population, workforce, child care, and economy for public use. Developed with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the tool is a part of the work of the Early Childhood Advisory Council, which was established in Assembly Bill 79 in 2021. Learn More: Nevada Early Childhood Dashboard
      • Infrastructure to Support Early Childhood Systems
        • Data Systems
        2021
        Philanthropic Funds
        Data Visualization Tool
        The Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council’s Early Childhood Data Dashboard is a data visualization tool. It provides demographic and program information on the current status and trends of the state's population, workforce, child care, and economy for public use. Developed with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the tool is a part of the work of the Early Childhood Advisory Council, which was established in Assembly Bill 79 in 2021. Learn More: Nevada Early Childhood Dashboard
        Monitoring Child Care Supply, Demand, and Access in Nevada Dashboard
        Monitoring Child Care Supply, Demand, and Access in Nevada, a project of the Nevada Office of Analytics, Department of Health and Human Services, is a data visualization tool . It provides demographic and program data on child care in the state (e.g., subsidies, child care programs, utilization rates, poverty rates, and counts of child care workers) for public use. Updated monthly, the tool makes comparisons across all 50 states. Learn More/source: Nevada Dashboard
        • Infrastructure to Support Early Childhood Systems
          • Data Systems
          Data Visualization Tool
          Monitoring Child Care Supply, Demand, and Access in Nevada, a project of the Nevada Office of Analytics, Department of Health and Human Services, is a data visualization tool . It provides demographic and program data on child care in the state (e.g., subsidies, child care programs, utilization rates, poverty rates, and counts of child care workers) for public use. Updated monthly, the tool makes comparisons across all 50 states. Learn More/source: Nevada Dashboard
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          Demographics Data Scorecard

          State population

          3,177,772 Source U.S. Census, 2022

          Rural %

          5.9% Source U.S. Census, 2020

          Urban %

          94.1% Source U.S. Census, 2020

          Number of children 0–4

          178,077 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Poverty levels - children 0—8 below 200% poverty

          44% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Median family income among households with children

          $72,700.00 Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Unemployment rate

          5.2 Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, December 2022

          Unemployment rate of parents

          8% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Children under age 6 with all available parents in the labor force

          66% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Children living in households with a high housing cost burden

          35% Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Child Population by Race and Ethnicity Source KIDS COUNT, 2021

          Race and Ethnicity

          • American Indian and Alaska Native (1%)
          • Asian (6%)
          • Black or African American (11%)
          • Hispanic or Latino (41%)
          • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander (1%)
          • Two or more races (7%)
          • White, not Hispanic or Latino (33%)
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          Early Childhood Education Programs Source: NIEER 2023

          Public Pre-K Program Name

          Nevada Ready! State Pre-K Source: NIEER 2023

          Universal or Targeted Pre-K Policy

          Targeted Pre-K Policy (4-Year-Olds) Source: NIEER 2023

          Early Childhood Education Programs (3-Year-Olds) Source: NIEER 2021

          Programs

          • 3-Year-old Children Enrolled in Head Start (3%)
          • Other/None (96%)

          Early Childhood Education Programs (4-Year-Olds) Source: NIEER 2021

          Programs

          • Percent of 4-Year-Old Children Enrolled in Public Early Childhood Education Programs (6%)
          • 4-Year-old Children Enrolled in Head Start (2%)
          • Other/None (92%)

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          2017–2019 Median Hourly Wages Source CSCCE 2018, 2020

          Role

          • Child Care Workers
            $10.87 (2017, adjusted)
            $10.62 (2019)
          • Preschool Teachers
            $12.56 (2017, adjusted)
            $13.26 (2019)
          • Preschool or Child Care Center Directors
            $22.46 (2017, adjusted)
            $29.35 (2019)

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          Federal and State Early Childhood Education Funding (in Millions) Source First Five Years Fund, 2022

          Funding Source

          • Head Start and Early Head Start Funding ($45.4)
          • CCDBG & Mandatory Funds ($70.5)
          • CCDBG State Match ($6.9)
          • CCDBG COVID Relief Allocations - CARES, CRRSE, ARPA (CCDF & Stabilization) ($486.9)
          • State-Funded Pre-K ($18.4)
          • MIECHV ($2.0)
          • IDEA Part C ($6.1)
          • IDEA Part B, Sec 619 ($3.7)
          • TANF Early Learning and Care ($13.9)