November 23, 2020 Update: Thank you for your interest in the UWSN Cares Childcare Assistance Program! Due to overwhelming interest, we are currently unable to process any new childcare provider or parent applications. Outstanding applications have been placed on a waitlist until we can confirm there are resources available to support new applicants. We apologize for the inconvenience.

AVISO 23 de noviembre: Gracias por su interés en el programa UWSN CARES de ayuda con el cuidado infantil. Debido al gran volumen de aplicaciones que recibimos, no podemos procesar aplicaciones nuevas de centros de cuidado infantil o padres de familia. Si su aplicación no ha recibido respuesta, fue colocada en la lista de espera hasta que podamos confirmar o negar la existencia de recursos disponibles. Le pedimos una disculpa por el inconveniente.

Need help paying for childcare? 

United Way of Southern Nevada is currently offering financial assistance for families impacted by COVID-19.

United Way del Sur Nevada esta ofreciendo ayuda financier a familiar impactadas por COVID-19. Para mas información en español haz clic aquí.

Who Qualifies?

  • Residents of Clark County with children ages 0-12*
  • Experienced a financial hardship related to COVID-19
  • Have a need for care, including work and school for parents/guardians

What Assistance is Available?

  • Eligible families receive up to $100 per week, per child, in tuition assistance
  • Eligible childcare providers may receive additional assistance to cover the cost of caring for eligible children

How Do I Apply?

  • Families may apply for assistance through their childcare provider
  • Childcare providers may apply to be an approved provider through UWSN

The United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN), through funding from the Clark County Basic Needs Assistance Grant, is providing limited financial assistance to families through eligible childcare providers to help cover the cost of care for children and youth ages 0-12*. This assistance is made possible through federal CARES funding and will provide financial assistance to those families who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19.

United Way del Sur de Nevada (UWSN), a través de fondos de la Beca de Asistencia para Necesidades Básicas del Condado de Clark, está ofreciendo asistencia financiera para gastos del cuidado infantil. La asistencia estará disponible para familias elegibles y cubrirá el costo del cuidado de niños y jóvenes de 0 a 12 años*. 

For Parents:

UWSN CARES will provide childcare tuition assistance, up to $100 per week, for families with children ages 0-12* to assist parents and legal guardians who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Funding is available through December 30, 2020 for qualified applicants.

*Special exceptions may be made for older children who have a specific need for care. Please contact UWSN or your childcare provider to determine if your older child may qualify for assistance. 

Parent Application  Aplicacion para padres  

Please do NOT submit these forms directly to UWSN - all forms must be submitted to an approved childcare provider.

For Providers and Childcare Centers:

UWSN CARES will provide childcare tuition assistance for eligible parents/families directly to approved providers. Approved providers will also be eligible for reimbursement of some additional expenses incurred for operations, maintenance, and support of school age children, ages 0-12, while providing childcare services to eligible children and youth. 

United Way of Southern Nevada invites licensed childcare providers (center and home-based) and programs to participate in the UWSN CARES program through an expedited vetting process to ensure safety and quality of services. All participating providers will be required to complete a brief application and have a health and safety plan in place that meets CDC guidelines for childcare centers to reduce COVID-19 transmission. To learn more about the program and the application process, please view the webinar here and download the slides here.

Provider Application

Approved Provider List:

A list of approved providers is featured below. Please check back daily for an updated list. 

If you do not see your provider listed here, please ask them to complete the provider application above or contact UWSN CARES at

24 Yessi’s Pre-K and Day Care 
1372 Haven Green Ct., Henderson, NV 89012
Elvira Weintraub 

9th Bridge School
310 S 9th Street Las Vegas, NV 89101
Connie Yeh
Head of School
(702) 724-1436

Acelero Learning 
4366 West Cheyenne Avenue
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
Phone: (702) 387 - 0179
Monday – Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM PT

Angels Christian Academy
2720 Crystal Water Way
Las Vegas, NV  89117
Director: Jessica Kennedy
P (702) 270-2141

Baby University-NCA Bilingual
6000 W. Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146
Yuying Fan
(702) 482-0186

Brilliant Child Christian Academy
7885 W. Rochelle Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89147
Christyn Cal 

Bring’em Young Academy
3980 W. Ann Rd. #110
North Las Vegas, NV  89031
Director:  Marisol Wilson
P (702)395-0883

Champions at Coral Academy of Science Tamarus
8185 Tamarus St. Las Vegas, NV 89123
Jim Rigsby
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Doral Pebble
6425 West Pebble Road Las Vegas, NV 89139
Jim Rigsby
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Imagine at Mountain View
6610 Grand Montecito Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89149
Brandon Shoemaker
Champions Area Manager
(702) 600-7063

Champions at Nevada Rise and Nevada Prep Academy
2525 Emerson Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89121
Jim Rigsby
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Quest Academy
4025 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130
Jim Rigsby 
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Signature Prep
498 S. Boulder Hwy. Henderson, NV 89015
Jim Rigsby 
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Somerset Aliante
6475 Valley Dr, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Brandon Shoemaker
Champions Area Manager
(702) 812-7646

Champions at Somerset Skye Canyon
8151 N Shaumber Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89166
Brandon Shoemaker
Champions Regional Manager
(702) 600-7063

Champions at Freedom Classical Academy
777 E Ann Road North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Jim Rigsby
Champions Area Manager
(702) 812-7646

Champions at Futuro Academy 
920 N. Lamb Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89110
Jim Rigsby
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Somerset Losee
4650 Losee Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Brandon Shoemaker
Champions Area Manager
(702) 812-7646

Champions at Somerset Stephanie Campus
50 N Stephanie St. Henderson, NV 89074
Jim Shoemaker
Champions Area Manager
(702) 203-7312

Champions at Somerset Lone Mountain 
4491 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
Brandon Shoemaker
Champions Area Manager
(702) 600-7063

Champions at Somerset North Las Vegas
385 W Centennial Pkwy, North Las Vegas, NV 89084
Brandon Shoemaker
Champions Area Manager
(702) 600-7063

Christ Kids Child Center
111 N Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV  89107
Director:  Annie Phillips
P (702) 878-1176                                               

Children's Learning Center- NV Blind Children's Foundation
95 S. Arroyo Grande Blvd.
Henderson, NV 89012
Director: Emily Smith

City of Las Vegas- Vegas Strong Academy
Multiple Locations
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P (702) 229-CARE (2273)  

College of Southern Nevada 
6275 West Charleston Blvd., Sort Code 120E, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89146
North Las Vegas Campus: 702-651-4004
Charleston Campus:702-651-7390 

Coronado Prep 
2650 Sunridge Heights Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
Jennifer Sullivan 
(702) 565-1223         

Desert Torah Academy 
1312 Vista Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89102
Pesha Rodman 

Discovery Gardens Childcare – Page
555 Page St.
Las Vegas, NV  89110
Director: Kyani Watson
P (725) 400-8812 

Discovery Gardens Child Care - Bonanza
4930 E. Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV  89110
Director: Kamerine Acosta
P (725) 400-8815

Expertise Kids Campus
535 Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89030
Shanease Bauman 
(702) 476-0660

Henderson Bilingual School
1901 N. Green Valley Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89074
Wendi Mai

Henderson Christian Academy
2750 Robindale Rd.
Henderson, NV  89074
Director: Jaime  Bucholz
P (702) 270-2595

Kids Campus Learning Center LLC 
3901 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89032 
9572 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89147
5730 Simmons St., North Las Vegas, NV 89031
Lynda Harvey 
(702) 501-4606   

Kids First Neighborhood Childcare 
5245 E. Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV  89110 
Director:  Ashlee Naehu
P (702) 531-1977 F (702) 531-6806

Kidz Kidz Kidz Preschool 
7625 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite # 104-106, Las Vegas, NV 89139
Pennie Donlin 
Executive Director 
(702) 269-5439   

Kids ‘R’ Kids
985 E. Serene Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Deborah Thompson
(702) 270-6010

Little Steps Early Learning Academy 
4220 W. Craig Road #101
North Las Vegas, NV 89032

The Magic of Learning
709 E. Horizons Dr. #150
Henderson, NV  89015
Director: Tess Figueroa
P (702) 568-1300

Montessori Visions Academy
3551 E. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas, NV. 89120
1905 E. Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
Lori Jo Bossy
Head of School
(702) 451-9801

New Horizons Preschool
6701 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89146
Director: Arlene Ambriz
P (702) 880-7594

Shenker Academy 
Dr. Sharon Knafo 

Stars Achievement Center LLC 
2225 E. Flamingo Road, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Lekisha Hayes 
(725) 209-3113   

Stepping Stone Children’s Academy 1-3 & Tinker Town Learn and Play Center
720 Rancho Del Norte Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89031
1655 E. Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119 
3451 N. Michael Way, Las Vegas, NV 89108 
6200 Smoke Ranch Road, Las Vegas, NV 89108 
Sherlynne Overby 

Stone Bridge Learning Academy
1951 S. Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Kista Malhotra
(702) 843-5050

Sunrise Children’s Foundation – West Campus 
614 Jefferson Street, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Seneria Griffin
(702) 636-2001  

University United Methodist Child Development Center
4412 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Chelsie Shurtleff
(702) 733-7157

Watch Me Grow
4095 W. Craig Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89032


Who Qualifies for Assistance?

Any parent or legal guardian who meets the following guidelines may be eligible for tuition assistance:

  • Must be a resident of Clark County, NV;
  • Must have a child(ren) ages 0-12 (contact UWSN regarding eligibility for older youth) who reside in Clark County;
  • Must have been financially impacted by COVID-19 - examples of financial impact include, but are not limited to:
    • Lost household income due to a layoff or reduction in hours at any point between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020;
    • Experienced increased financial burden due to illness and/or medical expenses for the parent/guardian or any dependent of the parent/guardian related to COVID-19 between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020; or
    • Experienced additional financial burden for childcare due to an inability for your child(ren) to return to the classroom due to school closures.
  • Must have a need for care – examples of need for care include, but are not limited to:
    • Work/Employment (at your place of employment or at home);
    • School/Vocational Courses (at your educational institution or at home); or
    • Caretaker of a Relative (unpaid).
  • Must use a qualified childcare provider or program – examples of qualified providers/programs include:
    • Any licensed childcare provider (center or home-based) or program that has been approved as a UWSN CARES provider (see list above); OR
    • Any local government sponsored recreational or educational program designed to provide supervision to school age children during school closures.
    • NOTE: Unlicensed home-based providers and licensed providers that have not been approved through the UWSN CARES program (see list above) are NOT eligible for the UWSN CARES program.

Do I Qualify If I Receive Child Care Subsidy Through Las Vegas Urban League?

Parents/guardians who are currently receiving childcare subsidy assistance through Las Vegas Urban League may still qualify for assistance if all of the guidelines above are met, but may only receive assistance up to the amount of their required parent co-pay. The UWSN CARES program will not replace funds currently being provided by the Child Care Subsidy Program. Parents/guardians who have been approved for childcare subsidy through Las Vegas Urban League, but have been placed on a waitlist to receive assistance, will qualify for up to $100 per week (per child) if all other guidelines above are met.

How Do Parents/Guardians Apply for Assistance?

Parents/guardians who meet the qualifications above may apply for assistance through one of UWSN CARES approved providers (see list below).  If you are currently using a provider that is not on the list of approved providers below, please ask your provider to contact the UWSN CARES program to complete a very brief application at or by emailing us at

All applications for assistance must be submitted through your provider – UWSN will NOT accept any applications directly from parents or guardians.  All tuition assistance payments will be made directly to your approved childcare provider.

Parents/guardians will need to complete and return the UWSN CARES Income Verification Form, along with required documentation, to their childcare provider.  Providers will be notified of approval and/or denial of requests for assistance within 5 business days of UWSN receiving all required documentation. Funding decisions will be based on documented need and availability of funding.  UWSN will not be able to approve requests for assistance that do not meet the guidelines outlined above.

Please note: Due to high demand, UWSN will not be able to respond immediately to phone calls from parents or providers.  Please submit all questions via email to If you do not have access to email, you may call UWSN at 702-892-2300 to leave a message (please allow up to 48 hours for a return call).

Which Providers are Eligible to Apply?

All licensed childcare providers and programs located and providing services in Clark County, who are in good standing with childcare licensing and/or other regulatory entity, are encouraged and eligible to apply. The short application will provide basic information on your program, which will be verified by UWSN staff. Programs with any current violations, complaints or related issues may require a site visit and/or interview before an approval (or denial) is granted. All providers must demonstrate that they have appropriate health and safety guidelines in place to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

All local governments in Clark County operating recreational or educational programs to provide supervision of children during school closures due to COVID-19 are approved providers. Please contact UWSN at for parent applications, guidelines and reimbursement information.

How Do Families in My Program Receive Assistance?

All eligible families will be required to apply for tuition assistance through their childcare provider.  Approved providers will be provided with application forms, documentation requirements for procedures for submitting applications to UWSN for approval.  All payments for tuition assistance will be made directly to providers. Parents will not receive any payments from UWSN.

What Costs are Eligible for Reimbursement?

Approved providers will be reimbursed up to $100 per week for every child with an approved application that participates in their program.  Providers will be required to provide attendance verification for each child and will be reimbursed based on daily attendance (up to $20/day).  In addition to tuition assistance, providers may also request reimbursement for other eligible expenditures related to the care of these children, including:

  • Food and Snacks (up to $2 per day for each eligible child in care)
  • Cleaning Supplies and Sanitation (up to 10% of approved tuition reimbursements)
  • Supplies and Equipment Necessary for the Care of School Age Children (limited, must be pre-approved by UWSN)
  • Educational Support Staff (limited, temporary staff ONLY, must be pre-approved by UWSN)
  • Lease of Additional Space Needed to Care for School Age Children (limited, must be pre-approved by UWSN)

Providers will be reimbursed for eligible expenses upon submission of monthly reimbursement forms that must include all required documentation. Please note: some reimbursement requests may take up to 60 days to process, so providers must have sufficient funds available to cover costs up-front.  UWSN is not able to pay any costs prior to submission and approval of the required reimbursement requests.

For questions or additional information, please contact the UWSN CARES team at

UWSN CARES Childcare Assistance Program