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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension provides ongoing early childhood professional development that improves the knowledge, skills and abilities of child care providers working with young children. Trainings are approved by Nevada Registry and meet Nevada State Licensing requirements.

Child Care Provider Resources


FREE Online Learning Through eXtension Campus

List of available courses:

See below for access instructions.

How to access:

  1. Go to campus.extension.org and create an account first. An email will be sent to confirm your account.
  2. After confirming your account, log in and go to the main page.
  3. Search by entering the title or part of the title of the course in the search box.
  4. Locate the training in the search results. Click on the title of the course.
  5. Click the blue "Enroll me" button.

Getting started and how to navigate:

The homepage is the first place you will land every time you log into eXtension. It keeps you organized by showing courses in which you are enrolled. To progress through courses use the navigation bar located on the left of your main page.

  • All sections and videos must be viewed completely and in sequential order to meet the Nevada Registry course requirement.
  • All quizzes require a score of 100%. Attempts are unlimited.
  • Reducing the Risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Signs and Symptoms of Illness with Blood Borne Pathogens course sections are timed, and the next section will not be available until the time requirement is met.

A certificate will be available once all requirements are met, which includes viewing videos in full.

For registration or site support on eXtension Campus, contact the Help Desk by sending an email to campushelp@extension.org. For questions or assistance regarding the course, please contact Cathryn Peshlakai, program officer, peshlakac@unce.unr.edu or 702-257-5561.


FREE In-Person Learning Opportunities

Don't miss a training opportunity! Like and follow our Child Care Provider Training Facebook page for the latest class schedule and link to register.

Upcoming trainings

Date Time Class Title & Registration Link
Saturday, Jan. 5 9 - 11 a.m. What Do You Do With the Mad that You Feel: Helping Children Manage Anger and Learn Self-Control
Saturday, Jan. 5 Noon - 2 p.m. Dramatic Play in the Preschool Classroom
Saturday, Jan. 19 9 - 11 a.m. A Moving Child is a Learning Child
Saturday, Jan. 19 Noon - 2 p.m. Strategies to Develop Social Emotional Literacy in Infants, Toddlers and Two's
Saturday, Feb. 2 9 - 11 a.m. Image a Whole New World of Learning- Infant Toddler Cognitive Development
Saturday, Feb. 2 Noon - 2 p.m. Smooth Moves - Making the Most of Transitions for Infants, Toddlers & Two's
Saturday, Feb. 16 9 a.m. - Noon Child Development and Behavior Guidance
Saturday, March 9 9 - 11 a.m. Assessment and Curriculum: Understanding Child Care Regulations
Saturday, March 9 Noon - 2 p.m. Temperaments
Saturday, March 23 9 - 11 a.m. Challenging Behavior
Saturday, March 23 Noon - 2 p.m. Learning Environments in the Preschool

Classes are held at Clark County Cooperative Extension, 8050 Paradise Rd., Ste. 100 in Las Vegas. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call 702-257-5561 at least three days prior to the scheduled class.

There are no accommodations for children at Clark County Cooperative Extension trainings. This is because it is important that the learning environment is free from distractions or disruptions. Child care arrangements should be made prior to registration; participants who arrive with a child(ren) will not be admitted into the training.

No show without notification will result in being placed on a waitlist for future trainings.