High Quality Early Education through Nevada Ready! State Pre-K

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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) partners with private early learning centers to provide free Pre-K to eligible families whose children are at least 4-years-old by August 1, 2023. Through our partnership with the Nevada Department of Education and United Way of Southern Nevada, UWNNS is able to provide high-quality early education to over 150 children who otherwise would not have access. UWNNS is focused on partnering with private early learning centers in our rural communities throughout northern Nevada.

UWNNS is currently enrolling for the 2023-2024 academic year to participate in the Nevada Ready! State Pre-K program. 

This form is for families currently living in the following counties: Lyon, Douglas, Elko, or Washoe.

If you live in Las Vegas, please visit United Way of Southern Nevada's form by clicking HERE

Family Interest Form

Parent Name
Child Name

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Nevada Ready! State Pre-K Eligibility

For the 2023-2024 school year, families must meet 2 eligibility requirements:

1. Children must be at least 4 years of age on or before August 1, 2023.

2. The family's annual household income must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).*

Household/Family Size (How many people live with you? The Equivalent of 200% of the Annual 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $29,160
2 $39,440
3 $49,720
4 $60,000
5 $70,280
6 $80,560
7 $90,840
8 $101,120
9 $111,400
10 $121,680
11 $131,960
12 $142,240


*A few exceptions to the household income exist for families who are experiencing homelessness or families caring for a child in foster care. If you believe you meet either of these situations, please discuss your family circumstances with the center staff to determine eligibility.

Lyon County:

A Step Ahead Preschool and Primary School

            945 N. Clover Lane; Fernley, NV 89408


Boys & Girls Club of Mason Valley E.L Wiegand Early Learning Center

            230 N. Main Street; Yerington, NV 89447


From Cradles to Crayons

            801 Overland Loop #108; Dayton, NV 89403


Zoo ‘N Around Preschool

            380 Crimson Road; Fernley, NV 89408  



Douglas County:

Sunshine and Rainbows

            1288 Dresslerville Rd.; Gardnerville, NV 89460


Under the Magic Pine Tree Early Learning Center

            927 Mitch Drive; Gardnerville, NV 89460



Elko County: 

Wells Family Resource Center

            1378 Lake Avenue; Wells, NV 89835



Washoe County:

A+ Learning Center   

            4701 Neil Road; Reno, NV 89502


Biggest Little Learning Center

            7510 Longley Ln., Suite 103; Reno, NV 89511


High Desert Montessori School

            101 Fantastic Drive; Reno, NV 89511


Little Bear Preschool

            502 Pyramid Way; Sparks, NV 89431


Under the Magic Pine Tree Hawthorne    

            1580 Hawthorne Rd; Reno, NV 89502


Questions? Please reach out through an email to communityimpact@uwnns.org.