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Welcome to the Office of Early Learning and Development (OELD)


The Office of Early Learning and Development (OELD) in the Nevada Department of Education was created by Governor Sandoval through Executive Order #2013-16 and approved by the interim finance committee in June 2014.

The goal of OELD is all children birth through 3rd grade have access to quality early care and education across a variety of program settings. The office coordinates state-level reform efforts, which are part of a national initiative, to transform how young children learn. The initiative focuses on building strong connections between learning experiences across these critical years. This approach necessitates that educational standards, curricula, assessment, instruction, and professional development are strongly aligned across programs starting in infancy through 3rd grade.