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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) / Consolidated Students University of Nevada (CSUN) Preschool is a division of the Department of Educational & Clinical Studies. The preschool is housed in the Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center on the UNLV Campus. The mission of the UNLV/CSUN Preschool is to provide a model inclusive early childhood program that serves children (6 weeks to 5 years of age) of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding campus community.

The UNLV/CSUN Preschool recognizes the diverse needs ability, interests, and cultures in a setting where each child is valued and respected as a unique individual developing at his/her own rate.

We believe that each child's development is guided by a cooperative team of professionals through observation, interaction, and well-planned learning activities.

Through promotion of a curriculum that provides age-appropriate and individually appropriate activities, equipment and materials, children have many opportunities to be actively engaged in the learning process. The curriculum promotes the development of the whole child - physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually through a balanced daily schedule of individual, small group and activity based learning experiences.

We recognize the importance of working closely with families and acknowledge family involvement as an essential and vital component of the total learning process. Families are encouraged to participate in all activities within the program.

The preschool has been accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC) since 1994. The mission of the LBECEC is research, service and training. The UNLV/CSUN Preschool is a model inclusive early childhood program that serves children (6 weeks to 5 years of age) of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding campus community. The preschool has an interagency agreement with Clark County School District's Early Childhood Special Education Department and a Memorandum of Understanding with Nevada Early Intervention Services.

The Preschool is open Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM or 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM with an approved schedule change.


Contact and Location

UNLV/CSUN Preschool
The Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center
Department Office CEB 118
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Box #453004
Las Vegas, NV. 89154-3004
Telephone: 702-895-3779
Fax: 702-895-4935
Email: preschool@unlv.edu