The Nevada State PIRC offers the following resources and programs for early childhood parents.
The Virtual Pre-K Program is offered statewide. It provides activities for parents to do with their children at home, as well as workshop activities and video instruction. Parents have access to web-based materials and links to community events. All materials are in English and Spanish. Video lessons demonstrate the importance of parent-child interaction, and demonstrate activities. Activity “recipe cards” are available on the Virtual Pre-K website, and are provided to parents. The Nevada State PIRC offers trainings statewide to parents, community organizations, home care providers and early childhood educators.
More information on VPK - when creating a username and password, be sure to click on Nevada.
- A sample activity from VPK – My Family Tree
- Nevada VPK Flyer- English
- Nevada VPK Flyer-Spanish
- Learn more about the Vista Project and their work with Nevada VPK
Classroom on Wheels (COW) Adult Learning Facility (CALF) Van
The Classroom on Wheels (COW) Adult Learning Facility Resource Van: CALF provides parenting education for the Classroom On Wheels (COW) Preschool Program. CALF offers free training to parents/caregivers on child development, behavior management, appropriate expectations, and family literacy. Learn more about the CALF Van.
Apple Seeds Home Visiting
Apple Seeds is a home-based, bilingual parent education program where a family advocate meets with a participating family weekly or bi-weekly in their home to address specific parenting needs over a period of three to eleven sessions. Individualized lessons are prepared incorporating the family’s particular strengths and weakness as well as their unique family dynamics (i.e. the number and ages of children, marital status, custody arrangements). Lesson topics include, but are not limited to, discipline alternatives, natural and logical consequences, brain development and attachment, developmental stages, praise, nutrition and proper rest, dental health, and the importance of parent-child reading time. More information on the Apple Seeds Home Visiting program.
More resources for Early Childhood Parents:
- Nevada Pre-K Standards and Guide Books on The Nevada Registry web site
- United Way’s Born Learning Initiative
- Nevada Pre-K Program Contacts