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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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Finding appropriate child care for a child with special health care needs can be a challenging and overwhelming task. This article offers a guide to help parents navigate this complex process.

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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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Parents all want what's best for their children and to ensure they have a strong foundation for future success. If you're a parent in Nevada, one program you should consider is Nevada Ready! PreK.

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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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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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"Early Intervention" is an array of services to help infants and toddlers, birth to three with disabilities or delays in their development. Early Intervention Services support families, through education and family services, to help their children reach their potential.

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In Nevada, there are hundreds of programs and services to support you and your child. But finding them, determining if you are eligible and applying can be difficult. First 5 Nevada puts them all in one place so families can find the services they need, when they need them!

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Nevada’s Autism Treatment Assistance Program was created to assist parents and caregivers with the expensive cost of providing Autism-specific treatments to their child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn more about this program and the autism diagnostic process.

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Babies are born ready to learn. Researchers have discovered that between the ages of 0-5 years a child’s brain completes at least 90% of its growth. Learn how children’s development during this period prepares them for school and life-long success.


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