Resources for Parents


Child Development & Screening

Early childhood is a period of rapid development. How children are nurtured and educated prenatal to third grade creates the foundation for their entire lives. Learn more on our Child Development and Screening page.

Child Care Subsidy Assistance

Child Care Subsidy assists low-income parents with the high cost of child care. Learn more on our Child Care Subsidy Assistance page.

Finding Quality Child Care

Nevada's Silver State Stars Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) is a national approach to creating a culture of continuous quality improvement in early childhood settings. The Nevada Silver State Stars QRIS is a 5-star system open to center based childcare, school based (or local education agency) pre K programs and family childcare programs. When you use our child care portal, the star level for each provider is indicated.

2021 Advanced Child Tax Credits

Did you know that eligible families can receive advance payments of up to $300 per month
for each child under age 6 and up to $250 per month for each child age 6 and above?
Payments begin July 15 and will be sent monthly through December 15. You can benefit from the credit even if you don’t have earned income or don’t owe any income taxes. The tax credit includes advance payments for 2021 only. Click on the ACTC Flyer for more information and how to sign up if you did not file taxes in 2019 or 2020.

Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) Part B & Part C

IDEA Part C provides Early Intervention services to families with children ages zero to three who have a developmental delay or diagnosed disability. IDEA Part B provides services for children ages 3-21 and is administered through the Child Find offices of local school districts. For more information and resources for children with disabilities, visit Project Assist.

Family Education & Engagement

There are several organizations that hold classes for parents across Nevada. Please visit The Children's Cabinet, Boys Town Nevada, Nevada Cooperative Extension and Nevada PEP (for children with disabilities). For simple ways you can engage with your child everyday, visit Vroom!

Other Assistance - Nevada 2-1-1

Other Assistance - Nevada