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Elko, Nevada, USA
Group Home Care serving 12 Children ages 3 -5yrs Hours: Tues-Thurs: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fernley, Nevada, USA
415 Highway 95A, Suite G-701
Amber Creek Counseling and Recovery Services offer services in Fernley, one day a week. They don't currently accept Medicaid, but they do accept most insurance, and they say they provide a significantly low sliding-fee scale. Also, A Step Ahead is offering to provide "drop-in" childcare for a parent that has a scheduled appointment, but has no other childcare available.
Reno, Nevada, USA
4820 Summit Ridge Dr
Blue Kangaroo Learning Center
ABOUT BLUE KANGAROO
At Blue Kangaroo, our goal is to provide a nurturing, secure environment filled with warmth and encouragement — where your child can learn and develop a positive self-image.
We all know it doesn’t take much to get kids to play. The trick is to getting them to learn in the process! Teaching children at this age is not about giving directions — we just guide their exploration.
Kids are curious like cats, so we satisfy that curiosity with lots of fun and interesting things to do! We stay in small groups during all of our activities, so we can get to know each child.
We believe that each child is an individual. We are sensitive to each child’s developmental needs and strive to provide an encouraging, well-balanced environment in which the child will develop socially, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
We believe children deserve the opportunity to excel at their own pace. At Blue Kangaroo Learning Center, we will provide each child with this opportunity.
We believe in providing a safe, clean and healthy physical environment. The classroom is arranged to provide hands-on experiences that will encourage exploration, discovery and learning.
We emphasize activities — in small groups — that will develop a positive self-image.
We believe the strength of our program is based solely on the dedication and motivation of the teaching staff. We work hard to make sure every interaction with each child is a positive, developmentally appropriate experience.
We believe in a positive, active guidance approach that will enable the child to learn self-discipline and self-control. These skills are a crucial part of a child’s development, as they learn to interact with other children as well as adults.
We strive to help children gain a positive self-image and independence, while never forgetting they also need to have fun!
Blue Kangaroo Learning Center understands that every age group has its own special requirements. That’s why we’ve developed programs and activities specific to each age group.
Your child will enjoy age-appropriate crafts, games and lesson plans that will help them learn — while having fun at the same time!
Our early childhood curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn through hands-on experiences and cooperative play. The process of learning is more important than the end result.
Activities are designed to emphasize the experiences your child is having, rather than the results of those activities. We give your child the opportunity to experience, explore and discover at his or her own pace.
We provide activities and learning experiences specially designed for your child’s needs, abilities and developmental levels. Detailed information about the week’s activities is always posted in your child’s classroom.
At Blue Kangaroo, we will also introduce your child to the number one friend of growth — exercise! They’ll bounce from session to session, and move their small muscles in one of three age-appropriate playgrounds. These playgrounds are equipped with large play structures, tike paths, bikes and cars to ride around and a large grass area.
Rain or shine, they’ll always get the exercise they need as we also have large indoor motor-skills rooms for everyday play.
When you exercise a child’s mind and body, the result is a happy growing child.
Our 14,000 square-foot location was designed with kids in mind. The facilities are fun, spacious and airy — with plenty of natural sunlight and room to play and grow.
The outside play areas are designed for safety, while at the same time encouraging your child to run, play and interact with other kids!
We believe a comfortable environment designed specifically for children encourages learning, fun and friendships. For pictures please feel free to visit: https://www.kangakrew.com/tour
Security Entry Systems
At Blue Kangaroo, we take the safety of your child very seriously. We have installed state-of-the-art security systems to protect the children in our care.
As a parent, you will gain access into the center through the front of the building by using an access code given to you at the time of enrollment.
When you enter the facility, you will use a touch screen computer to sign your child in or out of the building. This ensures that no unauthorized person can gain access to the facility at any time.
We have also installed “web cams” throughout the center which allow us to monitor the facility.
Sign In / Sign Out procedures
We understand that sometimes, someone other than you must pick up your child. Our formal procedures require prior authorization from you (in writing).
As a parent or guardian, you are the only person who can authorize the center to release your child to another individual. At the time of enrollment, we will ask for two other adults who are authorized to pick up your child in case of an emergency.
Blue Kangaroo Learning Center will always ask for a photo ID before releasing your child. You never have to worry about your child being released to an unauthorized individual.
One of the most exciting features we offer at Blue Kangaroo is the ability of parents to check in and see how their child is doing throughout the day.
Nothing is more reassuring than to view your child playing and learning while surrounded by caring adults. Each of our classrooms is equipped with a state-of-the-art video monitoring system.
As a parent, you will be given login and password information. This allows you to sign in to our web site and view you your child throughout the day, whenever they are in the facility.
Your child also has fun knowing that at anytime, you may be peeking in! This gives you a great opportunity at home to talk about the day together.
Of course, this same technology also provides a safer and more secure environment for your child. Because the whole facility is monitored, we know what is going on in every room at all times.
We find that for many of our parents, the ability to share a part of their child’s day is priceless.
We adhere to state regulations regarding immunization records for every child. Current immunization records and well child statements for all ages must be provided when a child is enrolled.We also request that immunization certificates for day care be submitted each time a child receives new immunizations. We will even let you know when immunizations are due. By adhering to these standards, we are doing everything possible to ensure the health of your child and others.
All snacks and meals at Blue Kangaroo are designed to meet the daily nutritional needs of each child — as well as taste good! We provide nutritional snacks in the morning and afternoon.Although we do not serve breakfast, you are welcome to bring in a single serving of breakfast to be served with juice in the morning. We also offer an optional hot lunch, which is available each day for $4.Children are also welcome to bring a cold lunch. If your child has special dietary needs or food allergies, just let us know. We serve all meals in the classroom, and our teachers eat with the children to promote and stimulate conversations and self-help skills.
At Blue Kangaroo, one of our goals is to provide as healthy an environment as possible for your child. As a way to help ensure this, we do not accept children with communicable diseases, diarrhea or a temperature above 101 degrees. This is not only state law, but it’s another step in protecting all our children. If your child were to become ill while attending the center, we notify you as soon as possible to come pick up your child. You can be sure that in the meantime, a caring adult will be there to provide the comfort a sick child needs.
We make sure all of our children have a rest period each day. Rest is crucial for the health of learning, playing, growing children.
We have strict procedures in place for providing a secure environment for your child. All parents are given an access code, which they enter into a keypad at the front door. There is no access by the public to the rear doors.
What makes Blue Kangaroo different from other learning facilities?
Our experienced, caring staff is one of the big differences. Every teacher and assistant at Blue Kangaroo is dedicated to your child’s health and their ability to learn and grow as an individual. More importantly is our staff’s desire to have your child feel nurtured and cared for.
All activities at Blue Kangaroo are conducted in small groups. By keeping the groups small, our teachers are able to get to know each child, providing encouragement and guidance on an individual basis.
What if there is an emergency and I can't pick up my child?
At the time of enrollment, we ask you for the names of two adults who have permission to pick up your child. You may also authorize another individual to pick up your child, but we must have written permission from you. We always verify by asking for a photo ID.
Garden City, Idaho, USA
610 E. 42nd St
Childcare for children ages 6 to 18 offers daily recreational, educational and social activities, homework club each afternoon during the school year. Boise Schools provides lunch during the summer months
Low and reduced cost childcare in Nampa , ID. Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Nampa , ID a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.
Spring Creek, Nevada, USA
526 Poplar Drive
Group Care Home serving 12 Children ages 3-5yrs Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-11:00am
Reno, Nevada, USA
1290 Mill Street Reno, NV
Casa de Vida’s House of Life seeks to confirm the God-given dignity of motherhood by providing
transitional housing and guidance to mothers and their babies who are adjusting to independent living.
Casa de Vida is a single level home with a large basement. The main level contains the housemother’s
room, 4 resident rooms (2 residents per room), a common living room and kitchen, the social worker’s
office, and a computer area.
The basement contains our Baby’s Closet, Executive Director’s office, Washoe High School classroom
and storage. Residents of Casa de Vida enjoy the comforts of home such as Internet access, a shared
resident phone line, television, and weekend passes to visit family and friends. And, as with any home,
they also share in common household duties such as light weekly chores, occasional cooking, and
455 Hill St Reno, NV 89501
Child Garden Preschool & Kindergarten
Welcome to our School!
We are now enrolling ages 6 weeks - 6 years old.
If your child is between the ages of 6 weeks - 6 years old this is the school for you. We offer a hands on curriculum that is developmentally appropriate for each child.
Each classroom is fully differentiated allowing your child to learn exactly what they need to. At The Child Garden, children are free to learn and explore the world around them, while being supervised by highly qualified teachers. We offer a challenging curriculum and a safe place for your child. Take the next step and set up a tour today.
Learn what you can do to make the first day of school a pleasant experience for everyone. Trusting strangers to take care of your precious child can be difficult. At The Child Garden, we start as strangers and we end as family. Be sure to check out “Tomorrow’s A School Day”on amazon and kindle, or ask our Center Director Miss Hayley about it in person.
What to Expect on Your Child's First Day
Your child’s first day of school is an exciting time for the whole family. No matter what age, there are some important things you can do to make this day easier on everyone. It is best to prepare your child ahead of time by talking to them about school and what they can expect.
When you get to school you will be greeted by the teachers and staff. They will show you to your child's classroom where you will find a cubbie with your child's name. Next, they will take you on a short tour of the school before joining your child's classmates. The best thing for parents to do is tell the child that they will pick them up after nap time. Then, give them a big hug and kiss goodbye and walk out of the room. Quick goodbyes are best for the child and are proven to reduce separation anxiety. If your child becomes upset, the teacher will comfort them with hugs and remind them that mommy and daddy will be back soon.
The most important thing to remember is to not show your child that you are nervous about leaving them. Even very young children are attuned to the emotions of their parents. Breathe and relax, preschool is very important and your child is in good hands. Remember, call the school as many times as you wish to check on your child. Today preschool, tomorrow college.
Our online forum offers a place for current and perspective parents to ask questions and read about other family's positive experiences with preschool.
The Child Garden has been in constant operation since 1955. We have parents who attended our school now trusting their children to us. Feel Free to Read more
High Quality Matters
Curriculum, even at 3 months old, can help lay the ground work towards a lifetime of education. High quality early childhood education could mean the difference between your child graduating high school, or not.
Who We Are
The Child Garden Preschool has been educating children for more than 59 years. Our school begins with the recognition of the uniqueness of each child and the treatment of all children with the dignity and respect accorded to all human beings. We believe that positive self –esteem is the most important asset that a child can have and we do all we can to enhance each child’s self image in a warm and loving atmosphere. Our goals for the children at The Child Garden are to develop a positive self image, a wholesome attitude toward their bodies and a good start to reaching their potential.
Our preschool creates a strong, healthy environment. We are a developmental school, always putting the children’s needs first. Our program promotes the development of the whole child with the emphasis of physical, emotional and intellectual development. We encourage free expression and self-reliance..
Our mission is to empower children so that they may succeed in every stage of life.
We provide curriculum and care for children aged 6 weeks - 6 years old. We foster a love for learning that will last a lifetime.
The Sprout Room has children ages 6 weeks – 16 months. It offers a loving and nurturing environment that allows them to explore developmentally appropriate toys. We let the children follow their own schedule and focus on what the child needs. We also work on sign language!
Click here for the Sprout Room -The Sprout Room is for ages 6 weeks - 16 months
The Caterpillar Room has children ages 12 months - 24 months. It offers a hands on Curriculum that focuses on self-help skills as well as beginning language development.
- Click here for the Caterpillar Room- The Caterpillar Room is for ages 12 months - 24 months
The Butterfly Room has children ages 2 – 3yrs old. Curriculum in this classroom focuses on social and emotional development as well as letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and name recognition. We also work on Spanish and Potty Train too!
Click here for the Butterfly Room -The Butterfly room is for ages 2 - 3 yrs.
The Sunshine room is our 3 year old room. This classroom focuses on letter and number recognition, as well as name tracing. This classroom also works on math concepts and continues to focus on social/ emotional and language development
Click here for the Sunshine Room -The Sunshine room is for ages 3 - 4 yrs
The Rainbow room has children ages 3-5 years old. This class is usually a 3 yr old and pre-kindergarten split. In this room the curriculum focuses on getting children ready for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.
Click here for the Rainbow Room -The Rainbow room is for ages 3 - 4 yrs
The Dinosaur Room has children ages 4- 5 years old. This is our accelerated pre-kindergarten classroom. It uses the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum for both language and math. This classroom works on writing numbers and letters as well as beginning math skills. The entire curriculum is mapped to the Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Standards to ensure that children are ready for kindergarten.
Click here for the Dinosaur Room -The Dinosaur room is for ages 4 - 5 yrs
Hear it From Real Parents
At the Child Garden our families and our children are our biggest fans! Our most valuable measure of how we are performing as a school is how happy our children and their families are.
We work together with the whole family to insure each student is growing and learning. The Child Garden has been in constant operation since 1955, with that long heritage comes thousands of families who have trusted The Child Garden with their children.
Parents have been in your shoes looking for the perfect school for their child and this is what they have to say about our early childhood education facility.
John and Kelly-
The Child Garden is more than a daycare facility, it is a second home. Last year, my husband went on a 14 month deployment to Afghanistan. During his deployment, my initial daycare closed. In a panic, I went to 10 different day cares and then found Miss Sandy. Miss Sandy and her staff took such good care of me and my son. I felt like we were the only family there even though, there are lots of other children and families. I would not have been able to work, take care of my son and get through my husband’s absence if it wasn’t for Child Garden’s compassion. We feel loved here and although I will be excited for my son, it will be a sad day when he graduates kindergarten. We will miss the child garden. Miss Sandy manages to take curriculum to the next level while also giving my son love, support and encouragement. My son is three and knows his colors, numbers, shapes and how to count in Spanish. I love the monthly updates on what he is learning about. We are very happy here.
I cannot say enough positive things about our experience here at the Child Garden. When our children started preschool, it was important for us to have them in a school that provided them a quality education in a supportive environment. Child Garden has not only provided our children with a valuable start to their education, they have done so in a loving and nurturing environment. The Child Garden has supported our belief in teaching our children the value of education early in life. They have done this by having qualified teachers who provide a curriculum that challenges and prepares students for advancement. I know my children will be well prepared for the first grade, thanks to The Child Garden’s focus and dedication to their students.
The Child Garden has facilitated a loving and nurturing environment for our daughter for nearly four years. The teachers are kind, caring individuals with strong principles in early childhood education. Our family has been extremely happy with our experiences at the Child Garden, and we would recommend the school to anyone looking for a wonderful and safe place for their child to learn and grow.
We have one little girl and we were somewhat afraid of her starting school and what that would be like for all of us. From the moment I walked into the school for my first tour, I knew this was where my little girl was going to go to Kindergarten. I saw happy, engaged children in the classroom and I loved it so much, I decided my husband and daughter needed to come check it out right away. They both loved it and I cried both times. Miss Sandy, Miss Hayley and Miss Carmen were so nice. They answered all of our questions, including the ones I didn’t have, and I felt so at ease. Ms. Carmen had my daughter participate in a craft during her tour and she really enjoyed it. My husband and I decided that day that this was the place and we wanted to enroll our daughter in the pre-school class before starting Kindergarten. We are more than happy with our experience here and our daughter comes home filled with information and excitement every day. She loves Ms. Carmen, Ms. Hayley and Ms. Sandy and so do we. The school has become part of our family and we would not have it any other way! We just keep hoping they will consider adding additional grades so our daughter can stay longer. We know she is getting a great education and, most importantly, love, from everyone on staff at The Child Garden.
844-391-0582 Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Ages 6 Weeks - 6 Years
14700 Perris Blvd Moreno Valley, CA 92553 844-391-0582 Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Ages 6 Weeks - 12 Years
27321 Nicolas Road Temecula, CA 92591 844-391-0582 Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm Ages 6 Weeks - 12 Years
821 Geraldine Dr Incline Village, NV 89451
Daisy Day Care
Welcome to Daisy Day care! I am Ms. Harmony Shreve owner, operator. I have been a Child Care Provider for 15+ years and have loved every minute of it. I also have three amazing young sons who have helped make this an incredible and fulfilling way of life for our family. I have a background in early childhood education but I also include culinary arts and dietetics into my field of interest. We do our best to make healthy good food fun and delicious!
I began in childcare 16 years ago at Hippity Hop Learning Center in Reno Nevada. I was the lead teacher of a large two year old class. In 2003 I began licensed home daycare and have been in operation in several areas in Reno Nevada. Our most recent move has been to the beautiful Lake Tahoe Basin in Incline Village off Mt Rose Highway. I am continuing my education and take at least 3 credits of early childhood education every semester.
I truly love having the privilege of helping your little ones learn and grow. Being in the Sierras doing what we love is the greatest blessing and now we can share that with you! What could be better than a daily routine that includes finger paint and good morning songs!
I am a loving and experienced caregiver located in Incline Village, NV on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe off Mt Rose Highway (Hgwy 431). I offer childcare for children ages zero to fifteen years old. Our goal is to provide a fun and safe learning environment for your child, while encouraging social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development.
Your child will receive quality personal and individualized care in a warm and loving home, where they can feel safe and happy and can begin to build confidence and a positive self image. I am available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for Part time, Full time and Drop-In childcare.Our home is designed to provide both a nurturing home atmosphere along with large dedicated areas for the children to actively learn and play in; a stimulating environment with spacious rooms rich in color giving each child an exciting world full of opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. Furthermore, I maintain a low teacher to child ratio.
Therefore, your child will receive the kind of close attention he or she deserves, nurturing a foundation for development and helping to enable your child to reach their full potential. We have several teachers on staff to provide these ratios at any time.
We have a large fully fenced, child friendly deck, equipped with fun and safe playing equipment. We provide well balanced nutritious meals and snacks to your child. For children of all ages we incorporate lots of fun activities into their daily schedule that include arts and crafts, free-play, structured-play, music, song and dance, painting, coloring, various creative and educational projects, and much more. Additionally, for children ages one through five, we offer a structured preschool curriculum. This structured curriculum is offered 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. We are available all other times and have structured time and activities but it is separate from the curriculum. Because of these points, we feel we are able to provide the best of both worlds (learning and fun, all in one).
We understand that you are trusting us to care for your child, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We look forward to the opportunity to care for your child, while providing a positive influence in their life.
The playroom is open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm. Earlier and later times available upon request. At the playroom Meals and snacks are included. Infant formula, diapers, wipes and extra clothes not provided.
Care provided at our Incline Village playroom is $12 per hour per child. Please call for locals discount. Daily rates available.
Weekly specials coupons and other discounts available. Follow us on FB for more info. Locals discount and sibling discounts always offered.
Nanny and on-site service available for Weddings and special events only. We will maintain a 6 to 1 child to caregiver ratio. All caregivers are CPR and first aid certified, have background checks as well as a background in childhood education. Prices and availability vary depending on location, number of kids and services requested. We can be on hand during events to be sure all kiddos have as much fun as Mom and Dad with no worries!
*We are available holidays and weekends by reservation only. Additional fees and rates apply. Reservations not required.
Questions?? Don't hesitate to call us anytime!
By Phone: 775-624-8898
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can just stop by: 821 Geraldind Dr. Incline Village NV 89451
San Bernardino, California, USA
1900 North D Street
First Presbyterian Child Care Center is a Christian school and teaches nondenominational Christian principles, along with age-appropriate developmental curriculum. The goal of the First Presbyterian Child Care Center is to provide a safe, nurturing, Christian environment for preschool children who require day care and/or educational experience. The result will be educational, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional growth. Child Care Center provides a year-round program for children 6 weeks to Kindergarten. We have professional, trained staff; hands-on learning centers; language development for reading readiness; park-like playgrounds; nutritious meals and snacks; and we are freeway close.
Infant Center-6 wks-2 years $200.00 a week with a $60.00 Registration Fee Preschool- 2 years-5 Years $150.00 a week with a $60.00 Registration Fee Part Time available for Preschool ONLY $30.00 a day/3 day minimum We accept CalWorks and TAD assistance programs.
Family Care Home serving 6 Children ages 3yrs-5yrs Hours: Tues-Thurs: 8:30am-3:30pm
Carson City, Nevada, USA
138 East Long Street
Assists Carson, Lyon, Douglas and Storey County residents with emergency food, clothing, night-time shelter, intake/referrals, showers, laundry, GED, medical/mental health, short-term childcare help, and much more.
Elko, Nevada, USA
1500 College Parkway
Child Care Center serving 100 Children ages 2-6yrs Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm
2085 W 7th St Reno, NV 89503
Ginny's Child Garden West
Our family absolutely loves Ginny's Child Garden West! The owner and office manager have been in the business for years and truly have a heart for all the children at the center and a strong desire to ensure they get the best care and pre-K curriculum available. You can tell all the teachers at the center care for the children who go there. I like that the center is smaller in size and home like atmosphere. I also like the teaching philosophy of the school. I love that they know all the parents by name and take the time to introduce parents to each other. We began taking our child here 1 year ago and have been extremely happy with our decision. I would not hesitate to recommend this center to anyone. ~ Bryan B. Reno, NV
My Daughter Started Ginny's at 18mo old in 2012. In that time we had numerous issues with behavior that we thought was her having a hard time getting use to being around other children and a change of pace ( this being her first day care). Once she was 2 and potty trained she then was moved in the upstairs room were some of the behavior stopped and became more normal discipline issues. After a while the behavior issues came back and even stronger. I had concerns with things I was told by a teacher that works there on how sometimes the staff would handle issues with my daughter. By now my 3 year old was out of control only at school with a few incidents at home. I asked for some examples from school that where written down and was horrified. To read of the disciplinary procedures that they had in place for my child and my child only. Because of her history and tantrums they had a negative attitude towards her. Only making the statements made by a staff member true. Instead of dealing with my child and following through with the same outline that ALL the other children are held to. One of the incidents they pulled her out of line for not keeping her hands to herself and counted to 3 only to return her to the line. I asked what would be the procedure for another child, only to be informed another child for the same issue would of had a moment of reflection for 3 minutes. It went as far as one incident my child wouldn't share the sand box and because they didn't want to deal with her they made all the other children leave the sand box and left her to play alone. Not only giving her what she wanted but also making it clear to the other children that my child doesn't have to follow the rules. With my child telling me that no one likes her and she doesn't have friends this all made since. Of course the kids are different towards her because she isn't disciplined like them. I pulled her immediately after reading this and spending years thinking my child was difficult or had issues. At one point Ginny herself even told me any other "TYPICAL" 3 year old does what they are directed and listens and stays in time out as my child refuses. When I stated the instruction that her therapist gave or at least to keep her in time out I was told they don't have the time. Well this might be harsh but I pay for my child to attend a facility so that they have the time for her. After I pulled my child out I placed her in NOAH'S ARK. Where she has flourishes and shines. Not once have we had an incident in the 2 months she has been attending. Even a staff member that worked at Ginny's at the time when my 3 year old was there is now at Noah's Ark and has reflected how my daughter would act at Ginny's and how much she has improved. Even my daughter makes comments like "I have to listen at my new school". I believe this is because at Noah's Ark no matter the child all the children are held to the same standard and when I asked about their disciplinary procedures I was informed all that they have is time. In the few months my eldest has been there she has jumped up to the preschool class because of her skills and the need she has to be challenged.
I have 2 daughters and my youngest at 2 years old has Downs syndrome. For me to hear any other "Typical" child enraged me. Neither one of my children should receive special treatment because of inappropriate behavior due to being different in any way. My eldest is "typical" and both of my children should be held accountable just like any other child for their actions. My eldest is very smart and the fact that if she fought long enough and hard enough that she could do whatever she wanted says allot about a place that would allow her to act that way. I say ALLOW because I have my daughter evenings and weekends. When I have her I hear how polite and smart she is. Daycare has her 5 days a week and if she acts that way under their care then they allow her to do so.
When I expressed concern on lack of activities or teachers treating her differently or the level of education for the staff I have never experienced a place of business turn everything personal and about them instead of having concern on a customers question of level of service they are receiving.
Ginny's Child Garden West is a decent BABYSITTER. But if you are a full time working parent and you count and depend on the facility you leave your children with to help you raise the best person your child can be then I would strongly suggest to look else were. Basically they made a monster because of their lack of follow through and expected me to clean up the mess because I'm the parent. I cleaned it up alright by finding a Day Care that cares as much as I do for my children. ~Christine R. Reno NV
I toured the center and immediately felt welcome and loved. Ginny is a truly nurturing soul and her staff is the best. The center is clean the age groups are broken up very well and to top it off the ratios are very low. After touring 6 other facilities my heart was still at Ginny's. I am so excited for my son to start there in august! ~ Sahmi F. Reno, NV
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
121 South Martin Luther King Boulevard
Foster parenting is about believing and investing in the future of a child and their biological family. The Clark County Foster Care and adoptive program is designed to provide temporary care of children who are unable to reside with their biological families. For those children who can’t return home, adoption provides them with a permanent family to call their own
Elko, Nevada, USA
1280 Golf Course Road
Preschool services birth to 3 years of age. Parent and family days. Home visits. Ratio of 1-4 children per teacher.
Elko, Nevada, USA
1280 Golf Course Road
Child Care Center serving 32 Children ages birth-3years Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:45am-5:15pm
Elko, Nevada, USA
1326 Silver Street
Child Care Center serving 72 Children ages 3-5yrs Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-5:30pm
Elko, Nevada, USA
1280 Golf Course Road
Child Care Center serving 57 Children ages 3-5yrs Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:15pm
Reno, Nevada, USA
4800 Filbert Rd
Hippity Hop Learning Center
Welcome to Hippity Hop Learning Center!
440 Reno Ave Reno, NV 89509
Holy Child Early Learning Center
PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
ADOPTION SERVICES OVERVIEW
Free assistance and counseling to birth parents who are considering adoption, along with services for prospective adoptive families who wish to grow their families through adoption. Our Adoption Services program is one of only two licensed adoptive agencies located in northern Nevada.
PROGRAM CONTACT: Linda Kennedy email@example.com
(775) 322-7073 ext. 231
RESOURCE NETWORK OVERVIEW
Our St. Vincent’s Resource Network provides one-on-one case management for people in need. Free services include: clothing, bus passes with a verified appointment, diapers, personal care items, work permits, and referrals to other services free of charge.
PROGRAM CONTACT: Velsabet Mojica
(775) 322-7073 ext. 342
FOOD PANTRY OVERVIEW
The St. Vincent’s Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in Nevada, serving more than 15,000 people each month. We offer non-perishable, canned and packaged food products to individuals and families in need at no cost.
St. Vincent’s Food Pantry
500 E. Fourth Street
Reno, Nevada 89512
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturdays
( Hours vary based on volunteer and staff available.)
Starting March 1, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry will no longer be accepting new clients after 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. On Saturdays, new clients will no longer be accepted after 2 p.m. This will allow our staff to work more efficiently while continuing to offer a high volume of services.
DINING ROOM OVERVIEW
The St. Vincent’s Dining Room is Reno’s single most important program for severely under-nourished residents and families. The dining room serves a free hot lunch, Monday through Saturday to an average of 550 people daily.
St. Vincent’s Dining Room
325 Valley Road
Reno, Nevada 89512
Free hot lunch
Monday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA’S ST. VINCENT’S DINING ROOM PROGRAM
Established in 1961, the St. Vincent’s Dining Room of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada feeds nutritious meals to the poor, the homeless, and under-served men, women, and children six days a week (including holidays) in a clean and safe environment. Since our beginning, we have served more than 3 million free meals.
In 2015, we fed an average of 550 people per day, and served more than 156,000 meals. Looking back to 2008, this number was in the low 400s. Although both of these are large numbers, there is a fluctuation in attendance based on the time of the week and the time of the month. Early in the week, we experience far fewer people dining with us than we do later in the week. We also see this pattern on a monthly basis, as we feed many more people at the end of the month than we do earlier in the month. Based on our observations and discussions with the people who share a meal with us, we have found that about half of the people who regularly participate in our free meals have some rather minimal income. For example, many of these people get paid weekly, and when their money runs out (usually at the end of the week), they bring their families to the St. Vincent’s Dining Room rather than going hungry.
SENIOR NUTRITION OVERVIEW
Our senior nutrition program is a public-private partnership with Washoe County which provides “Meals on Wheels” to homebound seniors and congregate lunch service at sites throughout the Reno-Sparks area.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA AND WASHOE COUNTY SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM: A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP
In an effort to provide quality service and keep up with a local increase in the need for senior meal services, Washoe County and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada are proud to offer the collaborative Senior Nutrition Program, to include both the congregate meal and home-delivered Meals on Wheels programs. By combining efforts, we hope to reduce meal production costs and provide more meals to homebound residents and senior citizens. This partnership allows the two groups to serve an estimated 400,000 meals per year to local seniors.
SENIOR NUTRITION SERVICES
Congregate Meal Program: Lunch in a group setting; socialize with other participants while enjoying a healthy meal. The program provides one meal per day to seniors 60+ and qualified individuals (spouse of a senior, disabled living at a nutrition site, or disabled dependent on a senior). A hot meal or fresh salad is provided Monday through Friday at ten senior meal locations. Monthly menus are available online or at each meal site location. With the exception of the Washoe County Senior Center, reservations must be made by 9:00 AM on the desired day. Individuals wishing to enjoy a fresh salad in place of a hot meal are required to sign up in person or by phone at the desired meal location by 9:00 AM that day.
Home Delivered Meals: Provides delivery of meals to homebound seniors 60+ who are unable to participate in the Washoe County Senior Services Congregate Meal program due to an illness or a disability. Meals provided are in accordance with established dietary guidelines and food safety standards. The suggested voluntary contribution is $2 per meal. Self addressed stamped envelopes are provided by the meal delivery drivers for contributions to be mailed to Washoe County Senior Services.
For more information about this public-private collaboration, or to find out how to refer a senior for this program, please visit the Washoe County Senior Nutrition Programs website .
IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE OVERVIEW
Our immigration assistance program helps clients find and fund a legal pathway to citizenship. We assist people with obtaining legal permanent residency, temporary protective status, employment authorization, U non-immigrant status, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Make an appointment
(775) 322-7073, ext 730
CROSSROADS HOUSING PROGRAM OVERVIEW
A partnership with Washoe County Social Services and the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office that provides housing and supportive living arrangements for men and women battling addiction and transitioning out of homelessness. Drug and alcohol counseling is offered to all residents.
A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN WASHOE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES AND CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA.
The Crossroads Program is a collaboration between Washoe County Social Services (WCSS) and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada that began in January of 2011. The program provides a supportive living arrangement for men and women transitioning out of homelessness. Clients in the program are given a safe and caring environment to live in, along with wraparound social services including drug and alcohol counseling, employment support, volunteer/work opportunities, and other tools to help them establish a new, more productive path in life.
The goal of Crossroads is to prevent relapses into homelessness and substance abuse, and to reduce public costs associated with jail, hospital and other emergency services. The program has shown tremendous success with many community partners, and Washoe County estimates that Crossroads is saving the community about $12 million per year.
- Average length of stay at Crossroads – 192 days
- 1,700 clients served since inception in 2011
- 96% of residents volunteer in the community
- 25% of residents have been reunited with their families
- 100% of program participants are clean, sober and working toward their personal goals
Clients at Crossroads are wrapped in social services as they continue their regular treatment programs. They are surrounded by a live-in network which will aim to help them establish healthy relationships, a sense of community, and improved life and social skills. We believe Crossroads is a benchmark program that has the potential for expansion and replication both locally and statewide.
HOLY CHILD EARLY LEARNING CENTER OVERVIEW
Holy Child Early Learning Center is a quality, nurturing early education and childcare center for ages eight weeks to six years.
Holy Child Early Learning Center
440 Reno Ave.
Reno, NV 89509
Center Director: Marie Short
Hours of Operation
7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday
To go directly to Holy Child Early Learning Center's web page, go to:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA’S HOLY CHILD EARLY LEARNING CENTER
For 72 years, Holy Child Early Learning Center has offered children an environment that allows them to foster a lifelong love of learning, while exploring their creativity and building their character and moral base.
What We Offer Children
- Math, science, language, and literacy skills developed with hands-on experiences.
- Thematic units that encourage curiosity, self-direction, and confidence.
- Character building experiences and lessons that promote positive morals.
Holy Child Early Learning Center is situated in a spacious, beautiful setting close to the California Avenue Arts District and a few blocks south of the Truckee River and downtown corridor. Holy Child Early Learning Center is located just off of RTC Route #6, which makes this special academic setting for young learners easily accessible to families from all around the Reno/Sparks area.
Holy Child Early Learning Center Weekly Tuition
Includes breakfast, lunch, and a snack daily
Part Time: Half day $25 per day Full day $35 per day
Full Time: 5 Days per Week (Mon-Fri) $112 - $145
For more information about Holy Child Early Learning Center, please call (775) 329-2979 today.(Reduced tuition is available to income qualifying families needing full time services per the WCSHS guidelines)
KIDS TO SENIORS KORNER PROGRAM OVERVIEW
KSK does outreach in low-income neighborhoods, motels and housing complexes to provide wraparound support and immunizations to people in need.
Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada's Kids to Seniors Korner Program
500 E. Fourth Street
Reno, NV 89512
KIDS TO SENIORS KORNER PROGRAM
The Kids to Seniors Korner (KSK) program is a private and public collaborative which involves several local partners, including the Reno Police Department, the Washoe County Sheriff's Office, Health District, Social Services and Senior Services. The KSK mission is to provide a combination of services to at-risk populations, such as low-income children, families and seniors citizens.
KSK program social workers and outreach specialists conduct bi-weekly Knock 'n' Talks with local law enforcement officers and medical workers in order to target specific neighborhoods and help residents who may be in need of services. Our mobile clinic served 4,355 children, families and seniors in Washoe County in 2015, including providing 3,311 primary care referrals and 2,910 immunizations.
- health and social service assessments
- resources/referrals to other helping agencies
- ongoing case management
- food, clothing, etc.
The Wandering Project
Kids to Seniors Korner is proud to be a community partner with the Washoe County Sheriff's Wandering Project program. The Wandering Prevention Program also provides a Care Trak bracelet, which is a proven tracking system that helps fulfill our primary goal of saving lives and preventing injury or health complications caused by wandering into dangerous places. You can get your FREE Wandering Prevention tote which includes a resource DVD, a door lock, screwdriver, door knob cover and more. We understand that caring for a person with Alzheimer’s/Dementia or a child with cognitive impairments can present unique challenges. We want to help you keep the person you care for safe and give you greater peace of mind. You can pick up your free tote at Crossroads located at 500 E. Fourth Street Reno, NV 89512. You can also call them at (775) 378-9754 or you can email Andrea Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for delivery.
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
ST. VINCENT'S THRIFT SHOP
The St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop has been open since 1960, helping to fund the St. Vincent’s Programs for 55 years!
500 E. Fourth Street
Reno, Nevada 89512
Mon-Sun: 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
ST. VINCENT'S SUPER THRIFT
Sparks, welcome to St. Vincent’s Super Thrift! We expanded in May 2015, adding an additional thrift shop to help fund the St. Vincent’s poverty programs of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
190 E. Glendale Avenue
Sparks, Nevada 89431
Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
IF YOU WANT TO EASE THE PAIN OF POVERTY, DONATING AND VOLUNTEERING ARE GREAT PLACES TO START.
Your gift to Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is so important. Your generosity helps those in need and makes a meaningful difference in the lives of the thousands of men, women, and children of all faiths that we serve each year here in Northern Nevada. We are proud to say that 88 cents of every dollar goes directly to feeding the hungry and providing services and resources to help us ease the pain of poverty in our community.
Our Promises to You as a Donor
- We will be accountable, effective, and efficient stewards of your gift.
- You will be treated as a partner in our mission, with respect, gratitude, dignity, and recognition.
- You will be connected to a community of givers who are making a difference.
- You will continue a proud tradition of helping those most in need in creative and innovative ways.
Joanna’s Nannies (Child Care & Day Care, Nanny Services)
About Our Nannies
Joanna’s Nannies provides exceptional nannies and babysitters for date nights, back-up childcare, vacation nanny services, weddings and corporate events. Our responsible childcare providers care for your children at your residence, vacation home, hotel or event venue. Our nannies have experience with children of all ages and many have also taken our infant workshop to become an infant specialist. We employ our nannies so you can have the peace of mind of having a legal and professional caregiver without the hassles of being an employer yourself. We handle all the insurance, workers comp and taxes for you. In addition, we have a vigorous screening process that includes an FBI background check, finger printing, references checks and a personal interview.
Meet the Team
Joanna has cared for children for almost 15 years and still works with them on a daily basis. She has worked as a professional nanny in many capacities and now focuses on newborns in her work as a postpartum doula and newborn care specialist. She also works with many families on an occasional basis to help with transitions, sleep training, and travel nanny services. Joanna loves working with children and families and especially enjoys helping during the early stages as well as traveling with many of her previous clients.
Marlena | Back Up Care Specialist
Marlena is a mother of two and has over 10 years experience in childcare. She has worked as a nanny with Joanna’s Nannies since the start of the company in 2011. In 2016, Marlena took over the role as Booking Manager. She currently resides in Sonoma County she is very familiar with the beautiful wine country and the many venues we work with there. Marlena is happy to assist our clients in booking services and providing experienced, professional nannies.
Ruthie | Booking Specialist
Ruthie draws from her many years experience in the hospitality, birth/baby, medical, and social media industries. She has been a birth doula for over 20 years, a midwife assistant, lactation educator, and newborn care educator. She served on the board of Better Beginnings for Babies, is the mother of 4 children and understands the importance of having excellent childcare. Ruthie resides in the beautiful Wine Country of California.
Rachel | Event Specialist
Rachel has been in the childcare industry for 7 years and has over 9 years of babysitting experience. She has worked for Joanna’s Nannies since April of 2016 and recently, assumed the position of Event Specialist, with Joanna’s Nannies. Rachel Lives in the Wine Country and has both personal and professional experience with the local venues and clientele. Rachel is excited to have the opportunity to assist our clients with both the booking process, as well as managing the on-site care for our client’s weddings and events.
Brittany | Marketing Specialist
Wine Country Serving: Sonoma, Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Guerneville, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma, Novato, Marin, San Rafael, Mill Valley.
San Diego Serving: Downtown, La Jolla, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Coronado, Encinitas, Mission Valley, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Sante Fe, Poway.
Lake Tahoe Serving: Tahoe Donner, Squaw, Truckee, Northstar, Tahoe City, Homewood, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Olympic Valley.
Wedding and Event Childcare
Thinking about providing childcare at your company party or wedding? Joanna’s Nannies has assisted many of our clients with full service event childcare. All you need to provide is a room (or tent for outdoor events) and some tables and chairs and we will bring the rest! Our nannies come prepared with age appropriate toys, books, games and craft supplies to help keep your younger guests entertained. If you would like to provide a snack or meal to the children we are happy to help serve that as well. Our drop in childcare is a secure space where the parents will sign their children in and out and we also get each parent’s contact information in case of an emergency. We can handle small or large events depending on your needs and help the kids have their own party so your guests can enjoy your event worry free. If you are interested in booking event or wedding childcare, please contact our Event Manager. Event Manager: Events@joannasnannies.com
Rate: $40/hour + $35 Booking Fee per Nanny
- All children under 2 years: 1:2
- All children under 4 years: 1:
- All children over 4 years: 1:4
*There is a 4 hour and 2 nanny minimum for all event servicesServices Include:
- High Quality Drop-In Childcare
- Fun & Experienced Nannies
- Toys, Books and Games
- Stickers & Coloring Supplies
- Arts & Crafts Projects
Why have wedding and event childcare?
- Distraction free event (no crying children at your event)
- Guests with children are more likely to attend and stay longer
- Parents can check in on their children at any time
- Avoid damage to the venue (could result in extra charges)
- Children have their own party!
How to Book a Nanny or Babysitter
To book a nanny or babysitter, please send us an email with the following information to email@example.com or call us at: 1-888-407-2979
- Location of care (address or city)
- Days and times you will need care
- Names and ages of children
- Additional information or questions
- How did you hear about us?
Why Choose Joanna’s Nannies?
- Our CPR and first aid certified nannies are aware of the most recent methods and information regarding first aid and CPR.
- Not only are our nannies and babysitters very experienced with children but they also work with infants and kids on a regular basis.
- We understand it can be scary leaving your child with a stranger and that’s why we require all of our providers to be Trustline certified.
- Joanna’s Nannies is a babysitting service that prides itself on offering the most qualified nannies and babysitters in your area.
Fees & Membership
Individual Nanny: $30/hourEvent Nanny*: $40/hour*Group of 6 or more children requires event nannies. Event nanny rate includes activities bins.
$35 per nanny
All children under 2 years: 1:2
All children under 4 years: 1:3
All children over 4 years: 1:4
There is a 4 hour minimum for all services
Pay no booking fees AND receive 10% off the hourly rate. 3 month membership, $50/month (paid in advance at $150) 6 month membership, $45/month (paid in advance at $270)12 month membership, $40/month (paid in advance at $480) *membership terms start in Jan, April, July & Oct
- Send us an email or give us a call with the information above.
- Our booking manager, Marlena, will check availability with our nannies and let you know who is available.
- Marlena will send you a client agreement and invoice based on the hours requested.
- Sign the agreement and submit payment to confirm services.
- Once we receive your contract and payment you will be confirmed on our calendar and your nanny will call to check in and go over details with you.
“I called Joanna last minute when we had family in town and needed someone to watch our two little ones while we went out wine tasting. We are new to town so we had no idea where to go to find a reliable person to trust. She got back to us right away and placed us with Marlena, who was wonderful! Our kids immediately warmed up to her as if they’ve known her for years.” ~ Emily M.
“Thoroughly professional and perfect in every way, from clarity about how the service works to booking, payment and the babysitter we were assigned. Most important was the sitter, of course, and she was superb. We wanted to bring her home with us. The kids loved her, she was clearly capable, and she even cleaned up our rental house a bit. That’s unheard of!”~Susie S.
“Sofia showed up right on time and got down on the floor and our little one immediately took to her, crawled right over to her and gave her a big smile. Sofia is very sweet and asked lots of questions to make sure she was doing things the way we wanted. She even took family pictures of us. I definitely recommend using Joanna’s Nannies and Sofia. We will happily use them again.”~Kristin D.
Elko, Nevada, USA
1611 Flagview Drive
Child Care Center serving 40 Children ages 2-5yrs Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30-2:30pm
Highland, California, USA
7568 NYE DRIVE
We accept both private pay clients as well as subsidized clients
INLAND EMPIRE'S #1 CHOICE FOR CHILDCARE! OPEN 24 HOURS / 7 DAYS A WEEK, PERSONAL INDIVIDULIZED CARE, SMALL TEACHER: CHILD RATIO. CLEAN, SAFE, LOVING, KID FRIENDLY, SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT HOLIDAY CHILDCARE, INCLUDING NEW YEARS EVE. FREE DIAPERS & WIPES (some restrictions apply) ALL ARTS 'N CRAFTS MATERIALS ALONG WITH ALL EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES FOR THE ENITRE YEAR ARE INCLUDED. DELICIOUS NUTRITIOUS MEALS AND SNACKS INCLUDED.
Wells, Nevada, USA
1378 Lake Avenue
Child Care Center serving 20 Children ages 3yrs-5yrs Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30am-11:30am
1220 Robb Dr Reno, NV 89523
Lion & Lamb Christian School
The Lion & Lamb Christian School is a ministry of Grace Church that opened its doors in January of 1996. We affirm the commandment of Christ: “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14
We are a non-profit, 12-month preschool and kindergarten with appropriate developmental programs for children aged three to six. Our school provides children a Bible-centered Christian education of the highest quality by creating an atmosphere where children feel loved, nurtured and secure.
Education: We provide a well-rounded curriculum that is in accordance with Nevada Pre-K Standards. We build a strong foundation for academic success by catering to all learning styles, helping each individual child grow intellectually, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Biblical stories and principles are incorporated into our curriculum to develop Christian standards and values. All of our teachers meet Washoe County Social Services and Nevada State Department of Education requirements for employment.
Play: We believe socialization is an important aspect of a child’s education. Play stimulates imagination, creates opportunities for positive interaction, and is essential to providing a vivid and vital childhood. We focus on the process of play, not the product.
Safety: The safety of your children is absolutely a top priority of all our teachers and staff. All of our staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. Maintaining a secure environment for our students is paramount.
OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM OFFERS:
- Licensure by the Nevada Department of Education.
- Small class sizes that allow for lots of one-on-one time.
- Half-day and all-day programs.
- Curriculum that exceeds Common Core Standards.
- Enrichment during WCSD breaks.
- Extended hours: arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. (either program) and stay till 5:30 p.m. (all-day program) at no additional cost.
- Computer lab, P.E. program, special events, field trips and afternoon snacks included.
- Affordable tuition.
- Children learn about the Bible and Christ's love.
The Lion & Lamb Christian School enrolls children of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin, and they are entitled to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, enrollment policies, scholarship, and other school administered programs.
We are continually accept applications for enrollment for full-day and half-day preschool and kindergarten. Please call us at 775-747-7769 to schedule a tour today! We want you to make sure your child and our school are the perfect fit.
We do accept applications for our waiting list if we are currently full.
Reno, Nevada, USA
1508 Ambassador Dr
Little Hands Learning Center
Little Hands Learning Center is to provide a safe and developmentally age appropriate environment for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our focus is to produce a stimulating experience that promotes a child’s development and supports their desire to learn, giving them the extra push and encouragement for kindergarten. At Little Hands we teach growing minds through social, physical, and cognitive development.
Little Hands Learning Center allows the opportunity for children to learn and develop according to their individual learning style. A pre-planned monthly curriculum will set our preschool apart from any other day care. Curriculum is planned to encourage and challenge little hands and little minds.
About us and our teachers
Little Hands Learning Center delivers an environment that encourages children to learn about themselves and others; to explore, grow, and develop while their parents are away. We are a smaller preschool and our mission is to provide a safe and developmentally age appropriate environment for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.
Our focus is to produce a stimulating experience that promotes a child's development and supports their desire to learn, giving them the extra push and encouragement for kindergarten. Little Hands teaching growing minds through social, physical, and cognitive development. We also work on and encourage potty training.
Little Hands Learning Center allows the opportunity for children to learn and develop according to their individual learning style. A pre-planned monthly curriculum with themes and units, will keep your child learning through hands on experiences and play. With all the opportunities to explore and discover at their own pace. Curriculum is planned and designed to encourage and challenge little hands and little minds.
With children growing so quickly and at all different times, we work hard to make sure curriculum fits the age appropriate classrooms and will transition your child not only by age but be development as well. Which is determined by daily observations and assessments given by your child’s primary teacher.
Classes & Tuition
We are open Monday- Friday, between 6:00am through 6:30 pm
Teaching ages 6 weeks-5 years with multiple class rooms, your child is guaranteed a positive interaction while gaining self confidence and independence. We are new and growing everyday! We will work with you on tuition and BEAT your current school by $100's.
Tuition 6 weeks- 2 years
Monday-Friday 5 full days - $225.00 per week Monday-Friday 5 half days - $175.00 per week 3 full days - $170.00 per week 3 half days - $150.00 per week 2 full days - $140.00 per week 2 half days - $120.00 per week
Tuition 2-5 years
- Monday-Friday 5 full days - $185.00 per week
- Monday-Friday 5 half days - $155.00 per week
- 3 full days - $150.00 per week
- 3 half days - $125.00 per week
- 2 full days - $120.00 per week
- 2 half days - $105.00 per week
Before and After School Program
LHLC will have transportation to the following schools: Sarah Winnemucca, Westergard and Melton.
Little Hands Learning Center is located in North West Reno. With easy access to the Robb Dr on and off ramp and MaeAnne. Our program helps to prepare children ages 6 weeks -5 years. All of our teachers are CPR/First Aid certified, background and fingerprinted and are required to maintain 20+ yearly hours of child education classes. Call for a walk through today!
Little Hands Learning Center
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm
Address: 1508 Ambassador Dr Reno, NV 89523
Carlin, Nevada, USA
552 8th Street
Child Care Center serving 18 Children ages 3-5yrs Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 8:30am-11:30am
Reno, Nevada, USA
890 E Patriot Blvd
Child Care & Day Care
1285 N McCarran Blvd Sparks, NV 89431
Our approach to learning makes all the difference, and the research shows it!
Little minds are wide open and ready to learn, and we have a unique way of encouraging children to become life-long learners. A recent study of 5000 KinderCare children using the nationally-recognized BRIGANCE® Early Childhood Screens III found that our students are exceeding expectations on their assessments.
Infants through prekindergartners were assessed on developmental skills that are known predictors of later success in school and beyond, including:
- Language and Literacy Development
- Executive Function
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Development and Wellness
- Cognitive Development
- Creative Expressions
KinderCare welcomes children of all abilities, with the commitment to provide quality care and education to each child. We believe every child is a unique individual with varying needs, and we welcome the diversity that brings to our centers. All children and families deserve to be full members of their communities, to have the opportunity for development and learning, and to experience a sense of belonging.
KinderCare supports inclusion by providing access to our world-class curriculum programs, embracing inclusive participation in our programs, and offering support to our educators through training and consultation by our Education and Inclusion Services teams. Inclusion is not just a strategy for helping certain children overcome challenges; inclusion is a way of life at KinderCare.
Programs by Age
Language and Literacy Development
Involves children’s abilities to convey their ideas, thoughts, and feelings through speaking and writing, and their ability to demonstrate early reading skills.
Focuses on the development of skills necessary for learning, such as self-regulation, attention, and persistence.
Social and Emotional Development
Supports your child’s ability to express and regulate feelings and develop relations with others.
Physical Development and Wellness
Gives your child opportunities to build large- and small-muscle skills, strength, stamina, and knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle.
Supports the mental processes needed to think, make sense of the world, and understand knowledge across different subjects, including mathematics, science, and social studies.
Helps your child creatively explore the arts, movement, drama, and music.
Discover Smiles from Morning to Night
We've designed a wondrous world to foster the daily development of infant minds and bodies. More than just a day care, your little one starts his or her learning journey with us and we'll work with you to make the transition a smooth and happy time, creating a strong bond and a setting that feels like family.
Inside Your Infant's day
Each day your child will be discovering things using all five senses, copying simple actions of the people around them, experimenting with toy instruments, exploring textures, colors, and learning a variety of words and sounds through playing with other children.
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas.
Toddlers—Always On the Move
When your child is all over the place, they're discovering their world. Toddlers learn best in safe, loving places where they can explore, in their own way. The activities for this age group are built around toddlers' limitless curiosity and their natural desire to push boundaries.
Inside Your Toddler's Day
During their time with us your child will learn to count, discover writing and music, and start building toward following simple instructions, writing, and the potty.
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas.
Your little one is discovering more and more each day. Our approach to teaching this age as they navigate their world uses music, art, and movement while nurturing their progress toward preschool.
A Day in the Life of Your Two Year Old
Our time with your child will include learning and social opportunities like simple addition and subtraction and science, movement and imaginative play with props and dress-up clothes. Much of this will include group play where your child will make friends and learn cooperation and taking turns.
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
Each day is packed with carefully designed activities structured around the six main development areas.
Share in the Learning Fun
With improved coordination and thinking the world begins to open up for preschoolers. Our program introduces language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills in a natural sequence to nourish learning one step and a time, with individual attention suited to your child's unique needs.
Moments in Your Preschooler's Day
Each day at our centers preschoolers explore science experiments, create artwork, play characters and movement games. In this way they learn following directions and other key skills for learning success.
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
Getting Ready for a Lifetime of Learning
Your child will gain independence while getting ready for the transition to kindergarten with a more organized environment. Our passionate teachers will partner with you during this special time making their "senior year" of preschool the best it can be.
Your Prekindergartner's Day
Each day your child will explore a variety of cultures, doing simple addition and subtraction, creating simple patterns, singing songs, doing art, and making music.
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
KinderCare Early Foundations® Transitional Kindergarten
A program for children who missed the kindergarten cutoff date.
If your child completed or mastered prekindergarten but did not meet the cutoff date for kindergarten, this is the right choice for you. Enhanced whole-group activities and project-related learning activities help engage children in key competency areas such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Project-related learning activities in this program include an enhanced focus on higher-level skills from the developmental domains of Language and Literacy Development, Executive Function, and Social and Emotional Development. In each project-related learning phase, children are engaged in key competencies that ensure their success in kindergarten and beyond, such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Project-related learning activities also align to higher-level skills from the other developmental domains represented in the Prekindergarten program.
Your child will make writing and math journals, plus work with preprinted, project-specific journals that encourage skill development through writing, drawing and other visual representations such as photographs.
Great School Experience Start Here
All three of our kindergarten programs are taught in a safe, familiar environment children know and love. This makes learning more fun and effective.
All our kindergarten programs feature:
- Small class size
- Individualized attention
- Early Foundations® curriculum
- A blend of learning and fun designed to make children into lifelong learners
The programs are:
A small class size environment
for children who are done with prekindergarten but not ready for kindergarten. Transitional kindergarten’s project-related learning model means children take lead roles on projects and complete them in small and whole groups.
An academically rich, all-day program with before- and after-school care, standardized tests, and parent-teacher conferences. It prepares children for first grade and beyond.
K12® Interactive Kindergarten
A full-day, highly collaborative kindergarten program that features an interactive smart board, a range of teaching methods designed to cater to different learning styles, a development plan incorporating ongoing assessments for parents, and more.
Not all centers offer our kindergarten programs. Ask your center director for more information.
Kindergarten is a critical year for young learners. Experienced KinderCare teachers will tap into your child’s natural curiosity to help boost school readiness. Our engaging lessons make the most of current technology while offering plenty of hands-on play and exploration.
School-age early education for grades K-6
Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating child care environment. Our before- and after-school child care program allows kindergarten and school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our early education program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.
Our areas of focus give your child endless opportunities to learn and grow.
Our Learning Adventures enrichment programs provide children at all levels with new skills, confidence, and a love of learning. From school prep to extra-curricular fun, each program offers individualized instruction in classroom settings with low teacher to child ratios. Learning Adventures programs meet individual children’s needs by catering to their learning styles and the rate at which they learn.
Learning Adventures programs are designed to:
- Improve academic skills
- Build school readiness
- Instill confidence and build competence through a combination of learning and fun
Phonics Adventures® (ages 3 and older)
Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.
Reading Adventures® (ages 4 and older)
Your child will master core literacy concepts, strengthen reading skills, and develop a love of books and reading. Reading Adventures builds the foundation for future bookworms.
Math Adventures® (ages 3 and older)
Whatever your child's age, he or she will develop math confidence and competence in this program. Your younger child will master math concepts like shape and number recognition; your older child will develop a solid understanding of multiplication and division.
Conversational Spanish Adventures® (ages 5 and older)
Building on the basic Spanish vocabulary taught in our proprietary Early Foundations® Preschool and Prekindergarten programs, this program teaches your child Spanish conversation skills, laying the foundation for a bilingual future.
Cooking Adventures® (ages 3 and older)
Food is fun and messy. Cooking teaches children science, language, motor skills, and social skills. In addition, Cooking Adventures will give your child a deeper understanding of what they eat and help them develop healthy eating habits.
Music Adventures® (ages 2-4 and 4-6)
In this fun, multi-sensory music and rhythm program, your child will strengthen memory, develop learning skills, increase cognitive development, explore different musical genres,learn keyboarding skills, and grow the ability to express emotion. Music education is provided by Kindermusik®.
It’s a small world. Help your child succeed with a bilingual immersion preschool program featuring Mandarin and English, created in collaboration with leading foreign language educators.
The curriculum teaches Mandarin through stimulating, age-appropriate, hands-on activities. Children will learn common Mandarin vocabulary such as family names, foods, parts of the body, and items in nature, and learn about Chinese culture, too.
Out-of-School Break-Time Programs
When school’s out, KinderCare is open for kids of all ages, including school-agers and those who don’t attend our programs during the rest of the year.
During Spring Break, kids get a taste of math, science, sports, and more during this fun weeklong program. We not only keep kids learning during Spring Break—we also get them excited about summer with activities that provide a sneak preview of all the excitement planned for our 12-week Summer Break.
We offer several fun and engaging themes over the course of the summer to ignite children’s imagination and curiosity. Enroll in one week, a few weeks, or all 12 weeks—and if you have more than one child, enjoy the convenience of having them in one safe place together all summer.
The Winter Break program brings learning and fun together—and the best part? We help children build their potential by encouraging them to choose their own learning activities, work in groups, and stay active. You can sign your children up for one day or every day—whatever works best for you!
This is a big decision for your family. The best way to get you the information you need is to speak directly with the center director in your neighborhood, so you can explain your individual needs. Your Center Director will help guide you through our invaluable programs and affordable pricing.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to what the tuition will be for your family. Child care costs will vary based on your situation. Here are some of the things that impact the cost:
- Prices vary regionally. To give you the most accurate information, we need to know your location.
- Cost is based on the number of days per week, and hours per day that your child will be with us.
- Cost will vary depending on your child’s age, and the programs that they are enrolled in.
To learn more about KinderCare tuition, please find a center from the list below and reach out to the Center Director there to get more details. You are also welcome to chat online with one of our friendly support team members.
Step 1: Register
The KinderCare Family Connection system provides an easy way to pay your tuition online. Start by registering. Here's how:
- Talk to your Center Director to receive your invitation key (email address required).
- Log into your e-mail to get your personalized invitation.
- To begin your one-time activation, follow the hyperlink in your invitation e-mail.
Step 2: Log in to Family Connection
Once you have a username and password, head over to Family Connection to LOG IN.
As a service and convenience for parents, the new Enrollment Agreement has fill-able fields so you can complete it easily online. Then simply print it and bring the Enrollment Agreement to your Center Director.
To update enrollment information, click one of the links below to download a copy of our Enrollment Agreement (If you have problems, download a newer version of Acrobat Reader):
- Download California Resident Form (PDF - 587KB)
- Download Washington Resident Form (PDF - 596KB)
- Download All other states Resident Form (PDF - 567KB)
Important tips for completing your forms:
- Use a separate form for each child
- Fill out all sections highlighted in blue and white
- Once filled out, print the document in full and bring it to your Center Director
- Personally discuss all changes with your Center Director
- Bring your Driver's License with you as your Center Director will need to verify your Driver's License number, state and expiration date
Last step: Meet with your Center Director
Updates to your Enrollment Agreement will NOT be effective until the Center Director signs the new Enrollment Agreement. Here's what your Center Director needs to do:
- Fill in your weekly or monthly tuition amount and complete several other required sections
- Establish and document the effective date
- Require your signature on the completed document
- Provide you with a signed copy and place a copy in your child's file
Prior to any of the changes becoming effective, your Center Director will establish an effective date and sign the printed copy of the Enrollment Agreement. Feel free to save this document in a safe location on your computer. Throughout the year you will be able to return to it to make additional changes or updates.
A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in taxes owed. Some credits are refundable – taxes can be reduced to the point that a taxpayer receives a refund instead of paying taxes. A tax credit is even more valuable to families than a tax deduction.
Under current federal law, eligible families can claim child care tax credits* up to:
- $2,100 from the federal Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (up to $1,050 for each of your first two children; the exact amount depends on your income and actual child care expenses);
- $1,000 per child from the federal Child Tax Credit; and
- $5,657 from the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. (The exact amount depends on your income)
Child Care Tax Credit Resources
Detailed information on federal child care tax credits for parents is available from:
- The Internal Revenue Service: Call (800) TAX-1040 or (800) 829-1040
- Tax Information for Parents:
* Credit amounts may change from year-to-year, are usually dependent on total family income and size, and may be subject to maximum income or child care spending limitations. Consult your tax advisor, the IRS, and state revenue officials to confirm your eligibility.
Support for Military & Federal Families
KinderCare Learning Centers proudly support U.S. Military, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. National Park Services, and U.S. General Services Administration families.
Finding the right care and learning environment for your child is an important decision – one we know can be impacted by many variables in a military family's life.
In an effort to help military families in need of care, KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for eligible active duty military families and a solution to address their child care needs when care at an on-base Child Development Center (CDC) isn’t available.
We also offer a Child Care Subsidy Program administered through the USDA (formerly administered by the General Services Administration (GSA)) for eligible Active Duty members or Active Duty Reservists of the U.S. Coast Guard called to action for 180 days of longer, U.S. National Park Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and U.S. General Services Administration who don’t live or work near a Child Development Center (CDC).
Whether you’re in need of a temporary solution while your family is in transition or you’re looking for a long-term, ongoing partnership, we’re confident that we can provide you and your family with a high-quality solution that works for you.
Benefits available to eligible families include:
- Reduced tuition rates
- High-quality care and an unsurpassed learning experience, no matter where you are. We’re proud to share that we have more nationally accredited centers than any other private child care provider in the country.
- Consistent learning experiences, no matter where you relocate. We have more than 1,400 centers nationwide, all which use the same curriculum to teach in their classrooms.
PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED THROUGH CHILD CARE AWARE OF AMERICA:
- Eligibility varies by program. For more information, click on any of the links below to take you directly to each site:
- Air Force Fee Assistance
- Army Fee Assistance
- Marine Corps Fee Assistance
- Navy Fee Assistance
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Fee Assistance
HOW TO CONTACT CHILD CARE AWARE OF AMERICA:
- To speak with a Child Care Aware of America specialist about the military and DoD child care programs, please call 1(800) 424-2246, option 6.
- Child Care Aware of America’s military and DoD programs are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED THROUGH THE USDA:
- U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Child Care Subsidy Program
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Child Care Subsidy Program
- U.S. National Park Services (NPS) Child Care Subsidy Program
- General Services Administration (GSA) Child Care Subsidy Program
- For more information on eligibility for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Care Subsidies for Federal Families, please click here.
KinderCare will be providing you with your year-end statement electronically when it becomes available in early 2016. This statement is intended to provide you with a tool to assist with your income tax return preparation. The information on the statement should be tied back to your personal records (check copies, receipts, and other information) to determine the appropriate amounts of dependent care expenses to claim in preparing your tax return.
How to Obtain Your Year-End Statement
- CURRENTLY ENROLLED FAMILIES: Year-End Statements will now be provided to you electronically. If you are requesting a year-end-statement for previous years, please contact your Center Director.
- FORMERLY ENROLLED FAMILIES: Year-End Statements will also be provided to you electronically. In the event that we no longer have your current email address, please contact your Center Director for a statement. If your center is no longer open for business, please contact Customer Care by phone at 1-888-525-2780 so we may assist you.
Did You Know?
The information on the statement should be tied back to your personal records (check copies, receipts, and other information) to determine the appropriate amounts of dependent care expenses to claim in preparing your tax return. Helpful Links:
316 California Ave Reno, NV 89509
Nanny Services of Nevada
- Monday to Friday - 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday and Sunday - Closed
I give this business my heartiest recommendation. My wife and I were going stir crazy taking care of 5-month old twin boys. We decided we wanted to take a spur-of-the moment, overnight trip to Reno, but we needed to secure babysitting. We were nervous, because this would be the first time that we had ever left our children with anyone other than a member of our own family. We found Nanny Services of Nevada on the internet, and I left email and phone messages for the owner, Julie, late Tuesday night. We needed babysitting a mere two days later, on Thursday evening.
Julie called me back the next day and we made our arrangements over the phone. She emailed a contract to me, but on Thursday, she was not certain whether I had received the contract or not. She really impressed me by going the extra mile and driving down to my hotel and dropping off a hard copy of the contract at the front desk. I had a chance to meet her, and she's friendly and professional with three sons of her own. She told me that she was going to make sure that -- no matter what -- my wife and I were going to have our night out on the town. And she really delivered on her promise.
We were very pleased with Tara, the babysitter that Julie secured for us. The babies seemed well cared for, and Tara even washed all of the baby bottles before she left. What a nice touch! And we thought that both the hourly rate and the agency fee were quite reasonable.
In an age of incompetence in customer service, Nanny Services of Nevada is an example of how to do it right. Quite literally, this trip would not have happened were it not for them. I would definitely use them again, and I'm really happy to know that they now operate in Las Vegas as well.
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
3811 West Charleston Boulevard, Suite 210
Child Care Licensing serves Nevada’s communities by ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of children in licensed childcare facilities. Child Care Licensing develops appropriate rules, monitors for compliance, offers technical assistance and training to caregivers, and provides consumer education.
1505 N Virginia St Reno, NV 89503
Next Generation Children's Center
Here at Next Generation Childrens Center, our curriculum is bias free and developmentally appropriate, focusing on the individual child's social, emotional and cognitive skills.
Our professional staff encourages exploration and growth in a well-equipped environment that is stimulating, safe, consistent and nurturing. We strive to enhance each childs natural curiosity and love of learning. Children at the Center will be treated with unconditional love and respect and as a unique and worthy individual.
Established in 2011. We opened our daycare center with the goal of providing families with a safe and clean environment for their children to grow. Our preschool teachers treat each child as an individual and are determined to help your children grow and develop mentally, physically and socially. At our child care we make sure that your child learns through play continue to maintain this. If you child is not having fun while learning then what is the point. Since the day we opened we have been passionate about children and families, we do not play the role of parent, but we do encourage parent involvement and love meeting new families.
Meet the Business Owner
Angela Walker is dedicated to helping children grow and develop. She is passionate about child and maintaining a clean and safe environment for your children. She strives to make your child feel at home in the center so that you do not have to worry when you drop your child off. Angela is always bringing new preschool activities to the center to help your child with their early childhood development. She makes sure that the caregivers she hires are responsible and respectable. She believes that preschool teachers should not only teach by words but by their actions. Angela is always excited to meet new families and welcome them into her day care in Reno.
Elko, Nevada, USA
1737 Sewell Street
Child Care Center serving 57 Children ages 6wks-12yrs Hours: Mon-Fri: 6:00am-6:00pm
Carson City, Nevada, USA
2621 Northgate Lane, suite #49
Open Mon., Tues, Thur., Friday 8am - 5pm
The purpose of the program is to collaborate with the community in assisting the people of Carson City in obtaining fundamental needs, which are necessary for them to develop healthy relationships and improve their quality of life
Contact for more information.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
225 E. 11th Street
Programs offered include weekly bible studies, clothing ministries, and a care center with computer access, bike-to-work program, mother/baby baskets, sports night, 12 step recovery program, children’s summer camp and the Restored 2 Life Worship hour. housing, utilities and transportation. Child Care Clinic counseling ultrasounds parenting classes prison and felon help
9580 Prototype Ct Reno, NV 89521
Welcome to Small Strides
Small Strides is a privately owned Preschool and Infant Toddler Nursery. At Small Strides we believe that small steps lead to big accomplishments!! We want your child to have the best learning experience possible. We focus our attention on learning and education, at the same time providing a fun, encouraging, and safe environment. From books and blocks to music and toys, your child will never lack opportunities to explore, learn and play. Our six different classrooms each provide a safe, well-rounded environment for children ages 6 weeks through 6 years. We understand the importance of communication and relationship building during the early years. A child's most important and essential learning experiences occur before the age of five. That is why at Small Strides, we provide children with lots of love and attention but also focus on fun learning activities. Your child will learn the importance of interacting with other children, as well as being an individual. Each classroom provides a unique program, centered on educational development. At the same time we incorporate fun activities to help your child grow both physically and emotionally. We're located in a quiet cul-de-sac to offer the safest accommodations for your little ones. Children can enjoy two playgrounds, one for older children and one for infants.
Our staff interacts and nurtures your child each and every day. They will lead your child through daily activities and provide the love and support your child needs to reach their goals. Their enthusiasm and support will help challenge your child and foster growth. Our class sizes are small so each child receives one-on-one teacher interaction. Our owner prides herself on taking a hands-on approach and she takes a genuine interest in each family and your goals for your child.
Welcome to Small Strides! We look forward to sharing in your child's accomplishments!
The Small Strides Philosophy
At Small Strides we recognize the value of every child. We know that the smallest steps lead to the biggest accomplishments. Our goal is to provide quality care and education that benefits the child, parents, and community alike.
The Small Strides philosophy is based on the idea that children learn best through experience and play. Play gives children a natural environment in which they can manipulate objects and their surroundings and make choices that are interesting to them. Play stimulates a child's curiosity and gives a child the opportunity to explore, experience, and succeed. At Small Strides, we believe the learning environment should allow children to develop at their own pace in a loving, happy environment that offers creativity and intellectual inspiration while giving a child the opportunity to develop all aspects of themselves physically, intellectually, creatively socially, and emotionally. Our ultimate goal is to give children a sense of belonging while offering age-appropriate activities and curriculum. We believe the early childhood environment needs to be an environment full of trust and respect so that a child will feel welcome and safe. We believe the most important thing a child can gain from a preschool and childcare setting is to be happy and confident.
Safety is of the utmost importance to us at Small Strides. In addition to providing your child with a safe classroom environment, we also want to ensure your child's safety throughout the center at all times. All parents must enter and exit through the main doors in the front of the building. Once inside, parents and visitors must check-in at the front desk where someone is always monitoring who walks through the door.
Parents must check their children in through a touch screen monitor located in the front office and also in their child's classroom on a daily sign-in and sign-out sheet.
Upon registering we ask for two emergency contacts along with the names of any person who is allowed to pick up your child. When picking up your child, authorized people will have to show proper photo identification in order for your child to be released to them. We ask that you please let us know in advance if you are planning on having someone other than yourself pick up your child. At Small Strides we are dedicated to making sure your child is safe each and every day.
Our teachers at Small Strides are loving and caring individuals, dedicated to helping your child learn and grow. Our staff and teachers meet all requirements mandated by the Washoe County Department of Social Services. All of our teachers must maintain at least 26 hours of continuing education classes in the field of Early Childhood Education annually. Our teachers are also required to have the following:
- A Washoe County Sheriff's work permit
- Training in the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
- Training in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
- CPR and First Aid certification.
- Training in Child Development.
- Training in childhood nutrition and obesity.
- Training in recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.
- Training in diversity and inclusion.
Ryan Nicole Putzer is the owner of Small Strides. Ryan started Small Strides from the ground-up in 2008. Ryan has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Early Childhood Ecuation from the University of Nevada, Reno. Ryan has personally worked in the childcare field and managed a childcare program for many years. She is also a BLS instructor and continues her education in the field of Early Childhood Education, keeping up to date on the most recent changes in the field .
Ryan is involved in the everyday operation of the center. Ryan has experienced working in all aspects of childcare and the hands-on management approach is part of what makes Small Strides great! At Small Strides we know how valuable good teachers are; that is why every employee at Small Strides is valued and treated with the utmost respect. Our mission at Small Strides is to provide quality care that benefits the child, parents, and community alike. We strive to achieve this through our great team of teachers.
We're excited to take part in your child's development and provide them with the most safe and loving environment possible!
We design our curriculums around each age group and their unique learning abilities. Our Infant program allows your children to interact with other children and provides them with experiences to progress their development. There are positive interactions that take place between our teachers and your child, allowing your child to feel loved and supported. Our warm and nurturing environment provides a fun atmosphere while enhancing your child's cognitive development.
One of the most exciting experiences in your child's life is when they take their first steps. They're learning security and confidence in themselves. These are their first steps towards big accomplishments and we are excited to be a part of those first steps. Our Toddler program creates a nurturing environment for your child and focuses on sensory experiences. Our teachers will help develop your child's self-esteem and confidence with each new step, showing them that if they fall, they get right back up!
There is no such thing as Terrible Twos at Small Strides; we believe in Terrific Twos! At two years old children begin to understand group play and interaction. They become better communicators and learn to express themselves through words. Your two year old will learn to interact through words and gestures, which aids in their social skill development.
As your child progresses in his/her learning, they achieve new capacities for growth! Our preschool curriculum introduces your child to math and science in a way that is easy for them to understand. Our teachers are eager to support your child and provide them with the nurturing and one-on-one attention they need at this critical time. They’ll have more group interaction and have opportunities to make friends. Our program is geared towards learning but at the same time, provides a fun, supportive, and safe environment for your child. We offer fun and exciting experiences for your child to explore and to be creative.
To contact us by e-mail, use our contact form.
We can be also reached
by mail, phone, or fax
using the information below.
9580 Prototype Ct.
Reno, NV 89521
(775) 853-9919 phone
(775) 853-9004 fax
- Wow! I am so happy and so pleased with our experience thus far. They provide snacks for my child. They are very kind to my child. They teach the kids, and have all kinds of wonderful programs. There was a big Halloween bash with a jump house and games. There were professional pictures this week. They had a Thanksgiving lunch last month and each child got to participate. They do a monthly "date night" for parents. They have handouts each month to fill you in on all the things going on that month. They use the scholastic book club where you can order kids' books for really cheap.
The other day, my three year old came out of his room in a red shirt and said, "Mom is this rojo?"
I really like the teachers and all the staff. They are just really nice and I am super comfortable with the way they run things - all day. Oh one more thing. I like the schedule; it is very accommodating.~ Kyrie F. Sparks, NV
- I am very pleased with Small Strides. I take my 3 years old and my newborn there. Out of the other 5 facilities my husband and I checked out this was the only place that allowed me to pack items that contained nuts in my child's lunch aka peanut butter jelly sandwiches. I like that the owner greats you at the door everyday you drop your kids off. I like that they email a news letter every month to keep busy parents involved. They have a lot of fun activity days where the kids can dress up and have a little more fun. I like that my daughter gets to play outside everyday and is not cooped up inside all day. I would recommend Small Strides to anyone looking for a reliable place to take your kids/babies. ~ Naomi C. Reno, NV
- My daughter started attended Small Strides when she was 18 months old back in 2011. And she was there until she started kindergarten last year. And we were always very pleased. I was able to pack a lunch for her with nutritious food, knowing that they will make sure that my daughter will eat it, she is a picky eater. And the most important is that they truly care for the well being of the kids. It was very comforting for me that my daughter was always happy when I drop her out in the mornings. We also made some great friends with the families of the other kids. And the curriculum that Mrs Ryan have is great too, being in a preschool where they learned made a big difference for my daughter in kindergarten. I will recommend Small Strides to anyone who is looking for a place with an integral approach of teaching, they care about the kids emotional growth as much as their academic growth. Another plus for us was that option to pay with credit card. ~ Nancy G. Reno, NV
- I love Ryan and the staff. My daughter has been going for a year. All the staff have gone above and beyond. I love that my daughter greets all her teacher with big hugs. I know that she loves all of the staff and they love her! Big Big thanks to the Small Strides school! Love, Ronni. ~ Carrie V. Reno, NV
- My advise is to keep looking. My son was enrolled there for 6 months, it was a regretful experience. He's now happy to be back at his original daycare, Kids R Kids. I HIGHLY recommend you go there, it's just right down the street. The only reason I moved him was because of a conflict I was having with another mother after she hit my car. Thank God, I came to my senses!
I'll try to keep this short. Small Strides is VERY cramped, there is not much room for the kids to run around & play. A few of the class rooms are a little more spacious, but that wasn't the case for my son.
Be prepared to make all the lunches, have your child come home ABSOLUTELY filthy, to the point you have to change their entire outfit just to run to the store. It's bad! It's not my son or his age either. I have no problems with that at all now. They don't listen to your concerns, they just carry on w/ their way of doing things & give you a million excuses. They allowed my 16 month old son (at the time) to have 4 hour naps on a daily basis & he was only there 6-7 hours daily. So needless to say, he had problems sleeping at night. He was WAY to old for the room they kept him in. The age limit maxed out @ 15 months then he was to move to the other class room w/ his age group. He was in the baby room from 15 months to 21 months, till I pulled him out!!! There is nothing wrong w/ his development. He's developing perfectly & is having no problems "adjusting". The problem wasn't my son, it was a worker named Crystal whom I had an AWFUL experience with. From day one she ignored me, was extremely impersonal, not to mention my son HATED to be alone with her. Red flags!!! My son is so mellow and easy going. As a new parent coming in she could've attempted the "wow" factor. She is the reason my son never advanced and I'm SO mad at her for that!!! The original excuse for putting him back in the baby room was because he wasn't walking yet. I understand that. 3 weeks later he was walking & should have moved up!
There are so many other minor dislikes, but that was the final straw for me. Also, be prepared to supply tons and tons of wipes. They don't use towels, apparently or hand soap. They use your wipes to wipe their hands off before & after the diaper change, that's 4-5 wipes for one change. Then they use them to wipe down tables, high chairs, etc. I've seen them do it & I asked about it. Several parents have complained.
Finally, in the baby room, there is a VERY small room w/ a huge metal door that they call the sleeping room. I call it the closet. It has all the cribs in it, they blast lullaby music or white noise, shut the sound proof door & call it nap time. Remember the 4 hour naps? These little angels aren't asleep majority of the time. They look frightened and restless and like they want out! I've addressed it several times. I was told everything from, "oh, they just woke up" to "their parents want them trained to be in a crib & they just don't like it , they're adjusting." Whatever! Some of them would scream and scream, it'd break your heart. No wonder my son cried and cried during drop off.
The staff over all seems very nice and knowledgeable. Just be aware that many of these young ladies are not mothers themselves and I feel they have a hard time really relating. Ryan is a first time owner, not a mother herself. I think she does have a passion for children, she just needs more hands on experience. ~ Susan V. Reno,NV
755 Trademark Dr Reno, NV 89521
Elko, Nevada, USA
277 Willow Street
Child Care Center serving 68 Children ages 3-5yrs Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-11:30am
2285 Kietzke Lane Reno, NV 89502
Sweet Dreams Academy and Daycare
Providing a safe, healthy and happy environment for children
Now Accepting Pre-Kindergarten Registrations!
Sweet Dreams Academy & Child Care offers a wide variety of services to parents of children birth to twelve years of age; including age appropriate curriculum for each age group based on Nevada State Standards. We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the day the children will be engaged with Marie's custom learning program in addition to a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, socialization and large muscle group activities. During the evening hours (5pm to 8pm) the children will engage in learning play activities. Bedtime routine will begin at 8 pm. Sweet Dreams Academy & Child Care will offer a low student to teacher ratio with well trained, qualified staff.
Any facility is only as good as the teachers and assistants on staff. We are proud of our staff.
Owner - Cheryl Moreland, MS,RN holds a Master of Science Degree in Nursing. She taught nursing for 33 years at Western Nevada College and retired to start Sweet Dreams Academy. Cheryl has two grown children.
Center Director - April Cleaveland
We are committed to hiring highly qualified teachers and caregivers. All faculty are CPR and First Aide certified and have passed an FBI background check. Each faculty receives a minimum of 18 hours of continuing education credits each year to stay current on knowledge about child growth and development, and new health and safety practices.
This is a terrible place to take your children. The staff are always yelling and mean. Kids are being left alone. The baby's room is hide in the back and the staff is soo… read more
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Below are links to sites we hope will be helpful to you.
Childrens Cabinet promotes quality child care that is affordable and accessible to all members of our community.
naccrra National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
naeyc (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
Sweet Dreams Rates
Drop-In Rate (4 hour minimum)$ 10.00 No registration fee for drop-ins.
Range of hours needed each week.
- 1/4 Time Block (up to 11 hours) Birth to 23 Months: $ 65 24 Months and up: $ 60
- 1/2 Time Block (up to 22 hours) Birth to 23 Months: $ 120 24 Months and up: $ 105
- 3/4 Time Block (up to 33 hours) Birth to 23 Months: $ 165 24 Months and up: $ 150
- Full Time Block (up to 44 hours) Birth to 23 Months: $ 210 24 Months and up: $ 190
- Shift Differential: Midnight to 6am Birth to 23 Months: $ 5.00 per hour 24 Months and up: $ 5.00 per hour
Special Needs/Behavioral Issues Requiring 1 on 1 care: $12.50 per hour
Registration Fee: There is a $100 per family (two or more children) registration fee due at signup and a $75 per family due annually on Jan 1st thereafter.
Signup Your Child Open and print - Fill out the form and bring the completed form in with you.
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8650 Technology Way Reno, NV 89521
The Goddard School
At The Goddard School, your child will have a range of experiences that will help nurture his or her growth.
Since 2008 we have been providing families a high quality preschool & child care experience. We are proud to have such a wonderful faculty and we are committed to delivering the highest quality preschool & child care program for families in South Reno. As former Goddard parents, we recognize the importance for young children to receive a fun and creative preschool experience. Our preschool & childcare program is nationally accredited by NAEYC. We invite you to schedule a tour today!
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
FUN WHILE LEARNING
Our approach is based on widely accepted research that indicates that children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun. Highly trained teachers foster the cognitive and social development of each child by lovingly guiding the class through play-based activities.
Our play-based F.L.EX.® Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) offers child-focused, teacher-led lessons that are tailored to the children’s interests. If a teacher is giving a lesson on the solar system but the children are captivated by the rain outside, the teacher may change the lesson to focus on the weather.
EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Daily enrichment programs foster your child’s self-esteem and set the foundation for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. These programs may include baby sign language, yoga, music and languages such as Spanish and Mandarin.
SPECIALLY TRAINED TEACHERS
Diligent hiring practices ensure that the best people work at The Goddard School, and Goddard School teachers receive ongoing professional development and accredited training through Goddard Systems University. Our teachers use proven, play-based methods to nurture healthy development in children and encourage a lifelong love of learning.
THE SCIENCE OF PLAY
Young children who learn through play are more capable of making their own decisions, advocating for themselves and using creativity to solve problems as they grow,” adds Dr. Pruett. During play, children link old thoughts with new, build new experiences and access knowledge.
F.L.EX. LEARNING PROGRAM
Based on academic research that states children experience the deepest, most genuine learning when they are having fun, The Goddard School’s F.L.EX. Learning Program (Fun Learning Experience) provides the best foundation for your child’s social and academic development. The program is designed to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become confident, joyful and fully prepared students. Four pillars support each activity.
To set the stage for each child’s individual achievements, trained teachers observe and assess a child's developmental accomplishments. These guidelines are based on research on how children learn best, state and national standards and results from national learning assessments.
CHILD-CENTERED LESSON PLANS
Goddard School teachers plan fun, engaging activities that build upon what children can do, encouraging exploration and fostering self-esteem. We intentionally guide and extend a child's play to ensure children achieve key developmental milestones across these seven learning domains:
- Personal and social development
- Language and literacy
- Mathematical thinking
- Scientific thinking and technology
- Social studies
- Creative expression
- Physical development
CREATIVE & FUN LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Making learning fun is at the core of our program. Each day, highly trained teachers guide the children as they select activities and materials to explore and use creatively. Children will often want to learn more after engaging in playful, hands-on activities because they had fun.
CHILD-CENTERED TEACHABLE MOMENTS
Goddard School teachers also spontaneously adapt their lesson plans to include unique teachable moments that are inspired by the children’s interests. For example, if the lesson is on the solar system but the children are captivated by the rain falling outside, the teacher adjusts the lesson to focus on weather.
Our AdvancED- and Middle States-accredited program is based on the fact that your child has an individual learning style. The Goddard School’s professional teachers understand this, and they provide the nurturing and learning your child wants and needs to succeed.
PARTNERSHIP FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING
The Goddard School’s relationship with the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) puts us in the middle of the conversation about the skills our children need now and will need in the future.
P21 emphasizes the importance of life and career skills, learning and innovation skills and information, media and technology skills. P21 also promotes core subject material and 21st century themes, such as global awareness and financial, civic, health and environmental literacy. P21 believes that introducing children to the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking) early in life allows them to become well-rounded individuals.
Partnering with this organization and introducing these themes and skills alongside the STEAM learning subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) provides Goddard School students with the foundation for success in school and in life.
CHILDREN’S PROGRESS ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT
Results of a recent review by Children’s Progress Academic Assessment (CPAA) show that the longer children are enrolled at a Goddard School, the better they become at learning. They also show that the longer children are enrolled at a Goddard School, the higher they score on mathematics and literacy assessments. According to the results, Goddard School students outperform non-Goddard students. A Goddard School student is 45% more likely to perform above his or her grade level than a non-Goddard peer.
WHAT IS CPAA?
CPAA is an early childhood assessment system that helps teachers create lessons that meet the needs of each child. This stress-free and developmentally appropriate program measures each student's comfort level with major early literacy and mathematics concepts. CPAA grew out of decades of research at Columbia University and is used by schools, school districts and state agencies nationwide.
Education directors help prepare children for success in school and in life. They ensure that highly trained teachers lovingly guide children to help them learn through play. They also coach Goddard School teachers on health and safety standards, curriculum requirements, developmental guidelines and enrichment programs.
The QA team ensures that Schools provide the following:
- Respect for the individual needs of every child;
- A safe, nurturing atmosphere;
- Open and daily communication with families;
- A professional faculty committed to early childhood development;
- A learning environment with opportunities for creativity and exploration.
Goddard Systems, Inc., the franchisor of The Goddard School, has earned AdvancED and Middle States accreditation by demonstrating excellence in early childhood education. Goddard School programs meet or exceed state quality standards and support the emotional, social, behavioral and physical development of your child.
HIGH QUALITY STANDARDS
ADVANCED CORPORATION ACCREDITATION
To provide the best quality program for your child, Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School, has earned AdvancED Corporation Accreditation. AdvancED Corporation Accreditation ensures that we meet high standards1 in early learning, child development and childcare. AdvancED evaluates learning institutions based on the following criteria:
STANDARD 1: PURPOSE AND DIRECTION
The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
STANDARD 2: GOVERNANCE AND LEADERSHIP
The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.
STANDARD 3: TEACHING AND ASSESSING FOR LEARNING
The school's curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
STANDARD 4: RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SYSTEM
The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
STANDARD 5: USING RESULTS FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.
MIDDLE STATES CORPORATE ACCREDITATION
Goddard Systems, Inc. earned Middle States Corporate Accreditation in 2011. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) has provided accreditation to colleges, secondary schools and elementary schools for more than 100 years. Recently, the MSA began providing accreditation standards for early childhood education. This accreditation acknowledges the work that GSI does to ensure that Goddard Schools continue to maintain high-quality early childhood education programs.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Goddard Systems, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Professional development for faculty is required by all states. The number of hours varies according to each state’s regulations. Goddard Systems University (GSU) provides professional development to the Schools. The GSU Field Instructors have degrees in early education and several years of experience working with children. They bring their education and expertise as they provide professional development in such areas as child development, health and safety, curriculum and classroom practices and other topics pertaining to early education.
COUNCIL FOR PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
GSU training hours can be applied to a Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, a nationally recognized credential awarded by the Council for Professional Recognition.
It is never too early to help children experience the joy of giving to others, teach them to take responsibility for their actions and nurture their sense of citizenship.
We encourage you to ask what community events your local Goddard School sponsors and how you and your family can participate.
Goddard School Pre-K and Kindergarten Graduates Are Eligible for a $10,000 College Scholarship.
THE ANTHONY A. MARTINO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Anthony A. Martino Memorial Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship awarded to a senior in high school who graduated from The Goddard School and who demonstrates the work ethic and perseverance that exemplified Martino's commitment to his career, family and community.
SCHOLARSHIP RULES AND CRITERIA
The applicant must be a graduate of a Goddard School pre-kindergarten or kindergarten program. Goddard Systems, Inc. may verify the information the applicant provides.
The applicant must be a high school senior who is a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident or a non-U.S. citizen living legally in the United States.
The applicant must provide one 30- to 120-second video addressing the question, “How did your Goddard School experience influence your career path or education?” Videos longer than 120 seconds will not be considered, and the corresponding application will be considered incomplete. Video essays should be saved to a USB drive or DVD and mailed with the completed application.
The written essay and video submitted with each application must be the original work of the applicant and may not contain the work, including the intellectual property, of others, such as non-original music.
The applicant must submit a transcript from all high schools attended with his or her application. The transcripts must each indicate a cumulative GPA.
A completed scholarship application must be postmarked by March 11, 2017. Applications that are not complete (applications that do not have a completed and signed application, written essay, video essay and transcript(s)) by March 11, 2017 will not be considered. Mail scholarship applications to ATTN: Scholarship, Goddard Systems, Inc., 1016 West Ninth Ave., Suite 140, King of Prussia, PA 19406. The applicant should notify Goddard Systems, Inc. promptly if any of the information submitted on or with the application changes after its submission.
The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the funds available and the applicants’ eligibility. The awards are for one year only.
The recipient must use the scholarship to study or train at an accredited college or university of the recipient’s choice, including vocational and technical training programs or associate and bachelor’s degree programs.
Relatives of Goddard Systems, Inc. employees, Goddard School franchisees or any Goddard School employees are not eligible.
The scholarship finalists will be selected based on their academic records, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, expressed goals and aspirations and the videos they submit. Financial need is not considered. The decisions of the scholarship committee relating to the selection are final, regardless of the results of any social media campaigns or activity, and information relating to the committee’s evaluation of any particular applicant will be confidential. The applicant agrees to accept the final decision of the scholarship committee.
The scholarship recipient will be selected without regard to race, age, gender, religion, political beliefs, employment status or any other factor that could constitute unfair or illegal discrimination.
The finalists for the scholarship will be selected and notified on or before April 4, 2017 and announced on Goddard System, Inc.'s social media accounts by April 24, 2017. The recipient will be selected and announced on or before May 10, 2017. Only one recipient will be selected.
The applications and other parts of the submitted application packages will not be returned to the applicants.
Goddard Systems, Inc. reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship and to make changes, which may include the termination of the scholarship, at any time.
Click here to download the 2017-2018 scholarship application.
Applications and transcripts must be mailed to ATTN: Scholarship, Goddard Systems, Inc., 1016 West Ninth Ave., Suite 140, King of Prussia, PA 19406 and postmarked by March 11, 2017.
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