Las Vegas, NV February 22, 2022
A new resource to expand and streamline child care services across Nevada launched today.
Nevada Strong Start Child Care Services Center (CCSC) is offering a one-stop hub for new and existing child care providers to get help navigating licensing, connecting parents with services and benefits, and collaborating with industry peers. Created to support cross-sector partnerships, CCSC is building systems that are aligned, coordinated, and centered on meeting the needs of child care providers and families.
In collaboration with other local organizations and coordination from The Children’s Cabinet with funding from the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, CCSC will offer statewide support to child care providers and families. In addition to the Las Vegas location, information can be found at NevadaChildCare.org and a Reno location will open later this year.
“I am so proud of this collaboration and the work that has been done to support families,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Child care providers of all types now have one location to access resources, support, and information needed to operate a business and provide the highest quality care to the families they serve.”
CCSC offers provider resources, financial assistance options, child care subsidy assistance, child care licensing assistance and access to business tools through a partnership with Wonderschool as well as supportive services and tools through Candelen.
The grand opening event today included opening remarks from Governor Sisolak, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Senator Jacky Rosen, Congresswoman Susie Lee and others.
“The collaboration between The Children’s Cabinet, Wonderschool, Children’s Advocacy Alliance, Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children, Candelen, Workforce Connections and Nevada Youth First, Las Vegas Urban League, and Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) has been a tremendous effort,” DWSS Deputy Administrator Margot Chappel said. “The CCSC will be the first hub of its kind in Nevada.”
“The Children’s Cabinet is honored to be part of this public-private partnership to better serve our child care providers and families. All children and families deserve access to high-quality early learning opportunities and child care providers must be supported to meet the demand for this essential service. Quality child care is critical support for working parents and the healthy development of Nevada’s children,” said The Children’s Cabinet’s Director Marty Elquist.
CCSC is funded through the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services by Grant Number 2021,G99COV2 Administration for Children & Families, Child Care and Development Block Grant - Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act (CRRSA); and Grant Number 2101, NVCSC6 Administration for Children & Families, Child Care and Development Block Grant – American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).