New Year Marks Expansion in Nevada’s Daycare Regulations

By Michael Klazema on 1/4/2018
Several new laws went into effect in Nevada on New Year’s Day, including new regulatory measures for daycare businesses. Per a report from The Associated Press, Nevada’s new state law institutes multiple requirements for daycare employees, including more extensive background checks.

Senate Bill 189 was passed by the Nevada legislature in 2017. In the past, reports explain, daycare regulations in Nevada have been tiered depending on the number of children served. Going forward, all daycares in the state must follow the same rules regardless of how many kids are in their care.

As coverage identifies, the bill requires daycares to conduct “expanded background checks” before the hiring of any new employees. Daycares are prohibited from letting an employee have any form of “unsupervised contact with a child” before that employee has cleared the background check stage. These background checks must include details such as drug offenses and DUIs, which had previously not been included in daycare screenings.

The law adds new provisions mandating ongoing background checks for daycare workers. Daycares are required to renew background checks for their employees every five years, reports confirm. Each check must incorporate several databases, including the FBI, the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History, and the Statewide Central Registry for the Collection of Information Concerning the Abuse or Neglect of a Child.

Per coverage, the new law adds training requirements for Nevada daycares. All daycare employees must go through 24 hours of training before starting work. 12 of those hours must be age-specific training. In other words, if a daycare employee is going to be caring for toddlers, he or she will undergo slightly different training than someone expected to work with older children. Since not all daycares serve the same age groups, supporters explain, Senate Bill 189 ensures each daycare’s hires receive relevant and helpful training.

Senate Bill 189 also implements ongoing training requirements for daycare employees, reports note. Every year, daycare workers in Nevada will need to complete two hours of training on how to recognize signs of child abuse or neglect. Per supporters, this training is intended to help daycares spot and report instances of child abuse, whether it is happening at home or at the daycare.


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