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

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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) provides funding for qualified families to enroll their 4-year old children in high-quality Pre-K experiences with private early learning centers in northern Nevada. UWNNS is pleased to partner with the Nevada Department of Education and United Way of Southern Nevada to implement the Nevada Ready! State Pre-K program in our region. UWNNS will provide high-quality Pre-K for up to 172 children who otherwise would not have access. UWNNS is focused on partnering with private early learning centers in our rural communities throughout northwestern Nevada.

UWNNS is currently recruiting and selecting private early learning centers to create Nevada Ready! State Pre-K classrooms and reserve spaces for qualified children for the 2022-2023 academic year. Our partner centers are enrolling children now. Enrollment is completed directly with participating early learning centers. Please find information on centers below.

Nevada Ready! State Pre-K Eligibility

For the 2022-2023 school year, children must be 4 years of age on or before the cut-off date and meet the income qualifications outlined in the charts below.


Household/Family Size (How many people live with you?) The Equivalent of 200% of the Annual 2022 Federal Poverty Guidelines
1 $27,180
2 $36,620
3 $46,060
4 $55,500
5 $64,490
6 $74,380
7 $83,820
8 $93,260
9 $102,700
10 $112,140


County Cut-off Date
Carson City August 22
Douglas August 22
Elko August 29 
Lyon August 1
Washoe  August 15 


Participating Centers by County


Lyon County:

A Step Ahead Preschool and Primary School

            945 N. Clover Lane; Fernley, Nevada 89408


From Cradles to Crayons

            801 Overland Loop #108; Dayton, NV 89403


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Zoo ‘N Around Preschool

            380 Crimson Road; Fernley, Nevada 89408



Douglas County:

Sunshine and Rainbows

            1288 Dresslerville Rd.; Gardnerville, Nevada 89460


Trinity Lutheran Preschool

            1174 Mill Street; Gardnerville, Nevada 89410


Under the Magic Pine Tree Early Learning Center

            927 Mitch Drive; Gardnerville, Nevada 89460


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Elko County: 

Wells Family Resource Center

            1378 Lake Avenue; Wells, NV 89835



Carson City:

Curiosity Corner

            1987 Old Hot Springs Road; Carson City, Nevada 89706



Washoe County:

A+ Learning Center   

            4701 Neil Road; Reno, Nevada 89502


Biggest Little Learning Center

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


High Desert Montessori School

            101 Fantastic Drive; Reno, Nevada 89511


Little Bear    

            502 Pyramid Way; Sparks, Nevada 89431


Under the Magic Pine Tree Hawthorne    

            1580 Hawthorne Rd; Reno, Nevada 89502




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