$8.2 Million to Support Quality Early Education

United Way is positively affecting the lives of our children through providing early education scholarships to prepare children for kindergarten

LAS VEGAS – The United Way of Southern Nevada is currently seeking applications to support and positively affect the lives of children. The $8,200,000 in funding will provide qualified day care centers with resources to put kids into programs that help prepare them for kindergarten. Through a partnership with the Nevada Department of Education United Way is offering scholarships and investment funds through qualified day care centers to put kids into programs that help prepare them for kindergarten.

“We will also work with qualified centers to grow programming from a 'recreation' model to an 'education' model as a lot of education can happen through structured play,” said Scott Emerson, United Way’s President and CEO. “We also provide support through teacher training, coaching and data collection/analysis to make the greatest impact. We are a true partner with with day care centers; more than just a funding source.”

Scholarships are only issued through qualified centers to families in need based on day care center recommendations and referrals.

For consideration, centers must be participating in the Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS) and complete the application here by May 15. For further information, please contact Julie Houchins at julieah@uwsn.org or 702-892-2350.