Public Policy

The importance of child care and the needs of working parents are under-represented in the halls of Congress and our State Legislature. The need for quality, affordable child care is being overshadowed by other issues. Without consumer demand through advocacy, policies that impact quality child care will continue to be pushed aside by our elected officials.

Supporting Early Education and Development Department of The Children’s Cabinet believes that:

  • All children have a right to safe, quality, early learning experiences that prepare them for school and for life.
  • All families must have access to high quality, affordable, accessible child care for their children.
  • All parents must have a choice of appropriate learning and caregiving environments for their children as quality child care can occur in a variety of settings.
  • Every adult who is responsible for a child also has a responsibility to participate in his/her education and ensure his/her well-being.
  • The wages and compensation of child care providers is vastly inequitable to the importance of the profession.
  • Every community must have a strong child care delivery system that includes child care resource and referral in order to coordinate training, supply building, planning, and policy and education efforts on child care needs.

The Children’s Cabinet partners with several early childhood agencies and child care providers through out Nevada to create a unified policy agenda for the Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children. Please click here to access the policy agenda 2014-15 Public Policy Agenda for Supporting Early Education and Development.

 

Nevada’s Child Care & Development Fund State Plan

The Children’s Cabinet provides CCDF services through a subgrant with the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS). States are required to develop a plan on how the funds will be administered to meet the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. The Children’s Cabinet partnered with DWSS and several other entities to develop Nevada’s plan (link to Nevada’s plan is below).

 

 

Our Impact This Year

  • 1,061

    Parents helped with classes and training
  • 502

    Families helped with no-cost counseling services
  • 1,496

    Families served through The Children's Cabinet Food Pantries
  • 11,000

    Families helped through The Children's Cabinet Programs