The Children’s Cabinet supports families and the mental and emotional development of children. There are many resources available that support healthy development and we are excited to share some of them:
Child Care Aware for Parents has many publications and resources on parenting and finding quality child care. Parents can sign up to receive “The Daily Parent,” an electronic newsletter. Child Care Aware also has quality care information for current providers and for those considering becoming a child care provider. Call (703) 341-4100.
HealthyChildren.org is the parent website of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This site contains parent information on ages and stages, health and safety, and much more.
From basic needs to any health and human service program, Nevada 211 is a comprehensive resource website. You can also call 2-1-1 (in Nevada) for assistance with many other needs such as physical and mental health or financial stability.
PBS Parents has activities, parenting advice, child development information, and food and fitness information all in one place.
Safe Search Kids is a search engine designed exclusively for young people ages 6 to 12. It’s a free, safe, fun way for kids and their parents to quickly and easily research school topics like science, math, geography, language arts, and history in a search environment that’s safer and more age-appropriate than traditional, adult search engines.
Anyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should make a report to Child Protective Services. Call 1-800-992-5757 anywhere in Nevada to make a report. Callers might be referred to their county Social Services department. All child care providers licensed and unlicensed are mandated reporters of suspected child abuse and neglect.
The mission of the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) is to provide quality, timely, and temporary services that enable Nevadans to achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency in a variety of different programs. Please call 1 (800) 992-0900.
Healthy Kids Resource Center has childhood obesity facts and fun videos with dance moves to entertain and move any couch potato. Physical Activity Toolkit to enhance any early learning provider curriculum is also available on the website.
The Children’s Cabinet is pleased to introduce the Vroom program! Vroom is a set of tools and resources designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain-building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development onto existing routines.
Social Services include Child Care Licensing, Foster Care, Adoption, Child Protective Services, Adult Protective Services, Independent Living, and other programs designed to provide support or relief for those who cannot care for themselves and do not have relatives or guardians to care for them. For general questions please call (775) 785-8600.
Zero to Three is a national non-profit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. This site contains information on developmental milestones and brain development, including a brain development map that reveals the secrets of how early care enriches development.
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