Support & Coaching for Early Childhood Professionals

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Contact us today (both Northern and Southern Nevada contact information available.)

North QRIS – Rachel McKinney
775-856-0118
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South QRIS – Shunica Stiles

702-825-8952
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North Pyramid Model – Amber Duncan
775-856-0136
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South Pyramid Model – Minerva Perez

702-825-8962
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North ECSN Jessica Marsala
775-856-0139
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South ECSN – Ethel Chambers

702-513-8882
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The team at The Children’s Cabinet is dedicated to supporting our early learning professionals.  We strive to provide the tools and resources any child care provider needs. Please review the content below, but you can always connect with questions.

What is QRIS?

The Children’s Cabinet Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) Coaching Program supports licensed child care providers (centers only at this time) in achieving a higher QRIS star rating. We provide effective, on-site assistance to enhance knowledge, skills, practices, or environment. The Children’s Cabinet QRIS Coaches are trained in the Infant/Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS) and the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS). You can learn more by visiting Nevada Silver State Stars

If you are interested in this support, please attend a QRIS introduction meeting before requesting QRIS coaching. For more about QRIS or to sign up for coaching in Nevada, please visit the Silver State Stars QRIS website. Click on this link to be taken directly to the QRIS Enrollment Form.

What is Nevada Pyramid Model Partnership?

The Nevada Pyramid Model Partnership is a statewide initiative designed to create a sustainable system that promotes social-emotional development in young children using the Pyramid Model. The Pyramid Model is a framework for supporting social-emotional competence and preventing challenging behaviors in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. How do we offer this level of support? Child care providers interested in the Nevada Pyramid Model Partnership will receive:

  • Free ePyramid Module Training – This training is virtual and at your own pace, perfect for a busy professional like you!
  • Distance Support – Need help putting practices into place? Call CHIRP, our Pyramid Model Monthly Learning Café. CHIRP calls are monthly phone meetings held online by a trained specialist. The purpose of these meetings is to provide a community of practice for administrators and teachers to work to prevent challenging behaviors in programs using the Pyramid Model. Take advantage of this opportunity and you can problem-solve with other working professionals and create solutions for challenging behaviors in your program.
  • Targeted Phone Support – Still need more? Call one of our Quality Specialists for targeted guidance or call the statewide phone number 1-833-651-0491.
  • In-Person Training – The Children’s Cabinet offers Pyramid Model trainings monthly. Check our Provider Training Calendar for dates.
 

Suspension & Expulsion Support

The Children’s Cabinet also provides Suspension and Expulsion Support. The first part of this is education. Did you know 44% of providers have asked a child to take a break for many days or to shorten the hours they are in a program? This is considered suspension. 51% of polled providers in Nevada have also asked a child to leave their program because of challenging behavior. This is considered expulsion. We are dedicated to preventing suspension and expulsion as much as possible by offering resources to help with challenging behavior in the form of our Nevada Pyramid Model Partnership program.

To address this issue in our communities, Nevada Pyramid Model Partnership and The Children’s Cabinet are offering support to program Directors and administration in preventing suspension and expulsion of infants and young children.

Need help putting practices into place? The Children’s Cabinet is hosting bi-monthly CHIRP phone calls. These meetings are intended to provide a community of practice for administrators and teachers to work to prevent challenging behaviors in programs using the Pyramid Model. Take advantage of this opportunity to problem solve with other working professionals and create solutions for challenging behaviors in your program.

What is ECSN?

The Early Childhood Support Network (ECSN) program offers temporary, on-call substitute care to licensed child care centers and family child care homes in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and Las Vegas. The goal of the program is to help facilities maintain quality child care environments and appropriate child-adult ratios if they become sick, have sick staff, have staff that is on vacation, or are in the process of hiring. Substitutes undergo an extensive training period, and the State of Nevada and Washoe County have child care regulations in place. Training includes fingerprinting, CPR and first aid, child abuse and neglect, communicable disease, SIDS, early childhood development, and center and family child care environments.

Child care facilities interested in utilizing the service must register with The Children’s Cabinet in advance by contacting our ECSN team in the contact bar above.

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