Children, Youth and Families
Let’s Discover STEM, Little Books and Little Cooks, Partners in Parenting participated in 17 community events and hosted the 6th annual Kickoff to Kindergarten School Readiness Fair reaching over 11,000 individuals and families. The program provided 17 Let’s Discover STEM, 21 Little Books and Little Cooks, and 22 partners in parenting programs to 534 adults and 557 children.
61 early childhood professionals, 14 preschool teachers and one family childcare provider completed 120 credential hours for the Child Development Training and Coaching Program.
Leadership Community of Practice, Trainer Professional Learning Community, Quality Rating Improvement System Internal Coaching and Adult Learning Academy conducted monthly sessions with 103 participants focused on coaching/mentoring staff in leadership skills needed to run early childhood programs effectively.
Over 217 early childhood training classes were provided for 693 individual early childhood professionals. Online classes resulted in 19,493 certificates of completion being awarded.
4-H Youth Development
Clark County 4-H grows young people with the skills needed to succeed in life and careers. It empowers our youth to pursue their passions to become leaders in their communities. 4-H is university-supported research combined with community-based programs that inspire our youth to act and learn by doing. 4-H engages youth through a variety of delivery models in the areas of STEM, Healthy Living, Agriculture and Civic Engagement.
Clark County 4-H reached over 10,246 youth through clubs, day camping programs, in-school enrichment programs, after-school programs and military youth programs.
Health and Nutrition
Extension’s Healthy Kids, Early Start; Healthy Steps to Freedom; and Healthy Aging programs provided direct education for 800 adults, children, parents, and teachers (4,719 contacts) and reached over 95,000 individuals through indirect methods. The Healthy Kids Resource Center developed to assist child care center teachers, administrators and families with reduced screen time, nutrition and physical activity/literacy programming had over 20,000-page views with over 16,000 unique users. The combined social media sites reached 8,419 engagements.
The Healthy Kids Festival had a record attendance of 1,568 attendees with 27 partnering agencies, including support from Commissioner Kirkpatrick and Senator Cortez Masto. Policy, systems and environmental education, and technical support was provided to 64 sites (early childhood and senior centers, treatment facilities) including 41 partner champion relationships, environmental scans conducted in 20 sites with assistance from eight wellness committees.
The Healthy Kids Healthy Schools team made 22,075 direct contacts and 22,520 indirect contacts reaching 2,667 unduplicated children and adults. The team taught Produce Pick of the Month, a nutrition education program, to 2,239 third-grade students in 132 virtual classrooms at 26 Clark County schools; taught 28 cooking classes to 198 third to fifth grade students in seven CCSD elementary schools as part of their virtual summer school programming; in partnership with Green Our Planet Teacher Trainings, taught 64 teachers about school wellness policy and how to promote fruits and vegetables in the classroom; established a Student Nutrition Advisory Council for fifth grade students participating in the afterschool program at one elementary school; participated in community outreach events including Hoops for Hope, Cinco de Mayo, and Healthy Kids Festival, reaching children and their families; participated in the Partners for a Healthier Nevada (PHN) coalition, PHN School Wellness Taskforce, Connecting Hands Offering Lifelong Learning Adventures Coalition, Pathways from Poverty, Chefs for Kids Foundation, and Rex Bell Elementary School 21st Century Community Learning Center Advisory Board; and provided technical assistance and resources to support school wellness activities for two Clark County elementary schools with an estimated reach of 1,245 students.
In partnership with community organizations, Extension’s Small Business Education Program provided in-person and virtual classes to help small business owners navigate the complexities of owning and running a small business. Alongside these classes, the Small Business Education Program also gave small business owners access to a fully-stocked digital library of educational content free of charge, which allowed them to learn at their own pace from any phone, laptop, or tablet. This digital library, called the Virtual Classroom, is available in both English and Spanish.
The Virtual Classroom is divided into five business education topics, or “pillars.” These five pillars (finance, management, marketing, operations, and startup) consist of full-length videos, such as classes, and shorter content, which is further divided into “quick tips” and “how to’s.” All videos are bilingual and are produced both in English and in Spanish.
The Small Business Education Program is currently filling out its digital library with more videos and shorter-form content. Today, the Small Business Education Program has produced over 120 videos and will continue to create content to fill the Virtual Classroom.
The Small Business Education Program is also working with community partners to advertise the Virtual Classroom to Nevadans.