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The early childhood system evolves as fast as our children grow. From new legislation and programs to the best practices in health care, keep checking here for the latest news, insights and advice to help navigate your child’s early years.


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Young children are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. This article serves as a guide to help keep your young children safe during these hot summer months!

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The 4th of July is a fun holiday filled with fun, however safety is key. Here are some tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for all kids, including those with autism and special needs.

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Car seats provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Choose the right seat and use it correctly every time your child is in the car.

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Early intervention is vital for children with autism. It can significantly improve their ability to communicate, learn, and interact with others. Learn more about this developmental disorder and find resources for your child.

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Nevada Health Link’s enrollment period is extending to this fall. Read how you can avoid a gap in healthcare coverage during this time of potential uncertainty.

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As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child.

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Studies have shown that limiting screen time results in better physical and mental health for children, and leads to less risky behaviors in the future.

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The First 5 Nevada Early Childhood Programs Eligibility Portal is a tool to help parents and families identify what programs and services they may qualify for - in just 5 minutes!

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Many women feel overwhelmed, sad, or anxious at different times during their pregnancy and even after the baby is born. For many women, these feelings go away on their own. But for some women, these emotions are more serious and may stay for months.


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