Resources for Raising Healthy Children


Ensure your Child’s Development is on Track

How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Talk with your child’s medical provider at every visit about your child’s development and what to expect next. Please visit Nevada Act Early to get information on developmental milestones and agencies who assist if you suspect a developmental delay.

If you want to see if your child’s development is on track, you can access online developmental screening through our Ages & Stages Questionnaire portal. Families who live in Nevada can contact Cristal Roldan at for access to this screening portal. You can also take this Developmental Milestones Quiz:


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Parenting Classes

The Children’s Cabinet’s parenting support classes and workshops help families to build healthy relationships and to promote children’s future health and happiness. Visit our Calendar and click on Training Classes to download our most recent schedule of parenting classes.

(C.H.E.R.I.S.H.) Children’s Health & Education Reinforced in Supportive Homes

The Children’s Health & Education Reinforced in Supportive Homes (CHERISH) program is a partnership between the State of Nevada, the Department of Education and The Children’s Cabinet to provide comprehensive wraparound case management services to families of preschool students.

Parents who participate in the CHERISH program work with our case managers to meet family goals and to build parent’s confidence to be their child’s first teacher. We work to provide educational, basic need and health support services and to increase parent knowledge of child development. Our case managers will facilitate fun and easy activities for parents to incorporate into their daily life to increase and sustain kindergarten readiness skills and we will work with the school to strengthen the home to school connection.

For more information, contact the CHERISH program Coordinator

Northern Nevada
Brianna Cambra
775-303-7944 or

Southern Nevada
Mikaela Cunningham


(HIPPY) Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

The Children’s Cabinet has received funding for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program.  HIPPY USA is based on 25 years of research and the HIPPY model has proven to be effective in improving school readiness, parent involvement, school attendance, classroom behavior and academic achievement for children participating in the program.  This evidence-based home visiting program is designed to improve child outcomes by supporting the parents in their role as the child’s first and most important teacher.

The HIPPY USA Curriculum is designed for children ages three, four, and five, with 30 weekly activity packets, nine storybooks and a set of 20 manipulative shapes for each year. In addition to these basic materials, supplies such as scissors and crayons are provided for each participating family. The HIPPY USA  program has trained coordinators and community-based home visitors who role-play activities with parents as well as support parents with community resources as needed.

What is the goal of HIPPY?

The HIPPY parents will become the facilitator in the learning process with their child. In addition, parents will gain confidence through their own participation in the HIPPY program and will eventually become comfortable expanding the activities and broadening the learning experiences for their child.

Who is eligible for HIPPY?

Washoe or Elko County parents of a three, four, or five year old child(ren) who want educational enrichment for their children.

Reno: Lisa Boneck, HIPPY Program Coordinator, Email: Phone #: 775-291-3572

Elko: Amber Teats, HIPPY Program Coordinator, Email: Phone #: 775-738-8998


Reports & Publications

Also visit our Reports and Publications page to download our newsletter, child care reports, or other CCR&R publications.

I’m Ready for K!

Parents and early learning providers can use this booklet to support children in developing the skills they need to be ready for kindergarten.
English Version
Spanish Version


Resources and Links to Other Agencies & Support

Financial Assistance Options Fact Sheet Click on our Financial Assistance Options Fact Sheet for a printable document with information on Head Start, TANF, WIC, Early Intervention, SNAP, Medicaid, Sliding Fee Scale, and other supports for families. This document is also available in Spanish: Spanish Financial Assistance Options Fact Sheet

Visit our Links page for a listing of other agencies that are working to keep families safe and healthy.



Our Impact This Year

  • 1,277

    Parents helped with classes and training
  • 334

    Families helped with no-cost counseling services
  • 16,577

    Youth assisted through School and Street Outreach
  • 12,000

    Families helped through The Children's Cabinet Programs