We partner with quality preschool centers in our community to allow them to continue to provide top-level care for local families.

United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) has selected 19 early education centers with  30 classrooms to receive over $4 million in scholarships to help local families enroll their children in preschool for free or at a reduced cost.
Since 2018, the Nevada Department of Education and United Way of Southern Nevada have helped over 2,000 students get the education they deserve through the Nevada Ready! State Pre-K program. Click here to see if your family qualifies. Click the button below to find out how you can access a quality early education for your child or contact one of our partners. 

Early Education Resources: 

Early education is important to prepare children for educational success and help parents and caregivers create stability at home. Find resources to access early education and help children learn below.

Nevada Department of Education Child Care Ranking: 

The Nevada Department of Education has developed a system to help you find high-quality care for your child. Centers are assigned a ranking from one to five stars based on these criteria.

Find a center near you and see their ranking.

Bright By Text: 

Bright by Text provides quality information and trusted resources to parents and caregivers of children prenatal to five. Available in English and Spanish; the messages are comprised of research-based content from Bright by Three and partners such as PBS, Vroom, and Sesame Street.

Sign up for Bright by Text.


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Bridgette's Story

Bridgette was a foster child who needed help with her communication skills. Through UWSN’s early education program at the YMCA, Bridgette’s education did not stop during the pandemic and she received important social, emotional, and communication education during her most pivotal year of learning. Through United Way’s support, Bridgette now knows how to make good decisions, behave in a positive way and is prepared for kindergarten. 

Early Education Assistance