Child Care and After School Options
Many relative caregivers work outside the home or for other reasons require child care. Locating competent child care can be challenging as you evaluate the quality of the people and the care they may provide your child. Referrals from people you ow through at work or church are good places to start.
Maybe the children in your care just need to be kept busy after school. They may be teenagers, and you might be wondering how to fill their days in constructive ways. Whatever the case, there are resources you can turn to. This section provides information about many of the options available:
- State of Nevada Child Care Licensing provides a list of licensed child care facilities.
- The Children's Cabinet provides a referral program that can help you locate licensed child care facilities in areas of your choice.
- American Red Cross Chapter provides babysitters' training both in person and online.
- Local recreation departments work with schools to provide after-school care called SafeKey. You can contact the following for more information:
- The Nevada Child Care and Development Fund offers some financial assistance to those who qualify.
- If teens are interested in working after school, they may need a work permit.
- Some local programs help teens get their first job. They include Nevada JobConnectoffice and Nevada Partners.