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The Children’s Advocacy Alliance serves as the independent voice for Nevada’s families and children. They bring people together to build consensus and leverage collective strength to achieve public policy in child safety, health and school readiness.

State Allies:

Children's Advocacy Alliance • Las Vegas, NV
Top Priorities for 2021

Advocate against cuts to programs supporting children and families and work to raise revenue in the state.

Expand access to community-based programs, such as home visiting, community health worker, and home-based child care programs.

Increase access to children’s health coverage under Medicaid and CHIP.

Expand access to high-quality early learning programs.

Nevada’s 2020 Early Childhood Policy Landscape and Progress:

Estimated FY20 State General Fund Expenditures

House (D), Senate (D)
Governor (D)

133,346 Young Children (0-8) are Below 200% FPL

In March, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance shifted its work to support Nevada’s children and families as they faced the uncertainty of the pandemic. The 31st Special Session occurred in late July to address the $1.2 billion deficit that Nevada was facing. The state looked at reducing costs across the board in early childhood programs such as mental health services, pre-k, dental care, and early intervention services. Children’s Advocacy Alliance was successful in reducing many of Governor Steve Sisolak’s proposed cuts to these programs.

*Early childhood policy progress in a state is the result of numerous efforts — by those listed on this page and many others — who worked both independently and collaboratively to achieve wins for young children.

Download the full 50-State report.

The Alliance for Early Success 2020 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Policy expands state data (disaggregating low-income young children by race) and provides high-level state policy trend analysis for the nation as a whole. Click the cover to go to the download page.

State Budget Data: National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), “Table 4: Fiscal 2020 State General Fund, Estimated (Millions); The Fiscal Survey of the States.” Spring, 2020
Low-Income Data (including disaggregation by race): National Center for Children in Poverty, “NCCP Analysis of ACS 1-year Estimates—Public Use Microdata Sample, 2019.”
State Action Data: Provided by state advocates, October-November 2020, with analysis and synthesis by Frontera Strategy for Alliance for Early Success, “Protecting Progress and Investing in Scale: The 2020 50-State Progress Report on Early Childhood Education Policy.”
Additional State Actions: Mincic, Melissa,  Early Care and Education, State Budget Actions, Fiscal Year 2020. National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), October 2020. 
The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Nevada early childhood state policy.

Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments

Consulting and Strategy

Technical Support from National Expertise

Rapid Response Support

Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States

Roles in National Communities of Practice