Let’s Discover STEM, Little Books and Little Cooks, Partners in Parenting participated in 17 community events and hosted the 7th 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 658 adults and 696 children. In addition, Digital Parenting Project was launched and reached 306 families and five early care and education sites.
68 early childhood professionals, 29 preschool teachers, four family childcare providers, and two family, friends and neighbors, completed 120 credential hours for the Child Development Training and Coaching Program. 364 Nevada Ready Pre-K teachers, assistant teachers and directors participated in 15 early childhood development training sessions.
Leadership Community of Practice, Trainer Professional Learning Community, Quality Rating Improvement System Internal Coaching and Adult Learning Academy conducted monthly sessions with 96 participants focused on coaching/mentoring staff in leadership skills needed to run early childhood programs effectively.
Over 295 early childhood training classes were provided for 625 individual early childhood professionals. Online classes resulted in 19,441 certificates of completion being awarded.
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 11,867 youth through clubs, day camping programs, in-school enrichment programs, after-school programs and military youth programs.
Extension’s Health and Nutrition department collectively delivered direct education to 9,300 Clark County residents across the lifespan. During the 2021-2022 time period, the Health & Nutrition team:
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, Extension also provides 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. Today the Virtual Classroom has over 150 videos and this learning platform continues to be filled with new content.
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.”
Our top viewed shorter content videos are: in Spanish, “Que es un Codigo NAICS” (What’s a NAICS Code) with 1,358 views and our top viewed in English is “S-Corps vs. C-Corps” with 800 views. Our top viewed full-length class is “How to Really Start a Business in Nevada” with 532 views. In total, the SBEP playlists on the UNR Extension YouTube channel have been viewed over 4200 times. We aim to increase the views with increased marketing next year.
Extension has also recently launched the BizLife Podcast. This video podcast is produced in both English and Spanish to serve the diverse population in southern Nevada. The BizLife Podcast is produced by Extension in collaboration with the Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas. The podcast touches on a variety of small business topics to help entrepreneurs in their businesses and in their lives. If you enjoy binge watching, the SBEP produced more than 30 episodes this year! You can watch and listen on Spotify, as well as iTunes, and Google Podcasts – or click the link: https://anchor.fm/bizlife
Clark County’s Office of Economic Development, contracted with Extension, to create a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) eLearning course for the Clark County Small Business Opportunity Program. This program is designed to help small business owners learn the information and processes they need to compete for government contracts with the county as well as teach them relevant business practices. This program has been traditionally provided as an in-person course that lasts over 10 weeks. The county saw the need to create an online course where small business owners can progress at their own pace while learning how to do business with Clark County and other local, state and federal agencies
Extension created scripts, filmed, narrated, and edited video presentations encompassing 12 learning modules, in both English and Spanish, on a variety of procurement topics and business issues including:
Extension’s Small Business team is proud of the program they have created for the county and know that it will be used to help many small businesses secure government contracts in the future.
Total Revenue: $7,612,388 Total Expenses: $7,419,593Total Ending Balance: $14,222,522
Killian, Eric, 2022, Clark County Annual Report | Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, County Reports
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