Early Education Assistance

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 28 early education centers with 54 classrooms to receive over $7 million in scholarships to help local families enroll their children in preschool for free or at a reduced cost.

Since 2015, the Nevada Department of Education and United Way of Southern Nevada have helped over 5,000 students get the education they deserve through the Nevada Ready! State Pre-K program. Click here to see if your family qualifies.

Children must be 4 years old prior to August 1, 2023 to qualify for the scholarship.

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.

Find Early Education for Your Child

United Way of Southern Nevada partners with early education centers in our community to provide high quality early education at low or no cost to parents. Access care for your child by completing the form below.

Parent Name(Required)
Child Name(Required)
Date Care is Needed(Required)

Early education graduation

Bridget’s Story

Bridget was a foster child who needed help with her communication skills. Through UWSN’s early education program at the YMCA, Bridget’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, Bridget now knows how to make good decisions, behave in a positive way and is prepared for kindergarten.

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