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Child care licensing requires that directors have a minimum of a CDA, 2,000 hours of experience in child care, and completed a course of training in business administration or 1,000 verifiable hours in an administrative position. Nevada does not offer a director credential. Elementary school principals are not required to have pre-K experience; pre-K content is embedded in certification. The state-wide QRIS, at a lowest level requires only valid child care license and signing up for the coaching program, but getting to the next star level requires a significant accomplishment. At the highest level, it requires directors to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 30 semester hours in early childhood education. Administrators of school-based state pre-K programs are required to have principal certification. There are two early childhood leadership degree programs in Nevada, but no early childhood leadership academies.

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