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UNLV/CSUN Preschool News

The UNLV/CSUN Preschool provides 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.

Current Preschool News

Graduation surprise
Campus News | August 1, 2023

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

toddlers on playground with trying to catch bubbles
Campus News | May 8, 2023

The UNLV/CSUN Preschool at the Lynn Bennett Center for Early Childhood Education is about to hit a big growth spurt.

artist rendering of UNLV preschool entrance
Business and Community | May 4, 2023

Massive expansion will double capacity and alleviate two-year waitlist.

photo illustration of woman and education graphics
People | January 30, 2023

Longtime pre-K teacher sees rainbows ahead with the upcoming preschool expansion.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Campus News | December 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

a female student sits in the grass by a tree reading a book
Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Preschool In The News

Philanthropy News Digest
May 13, 2023

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has announced a $10 million gift from an anonymous donor for the expansion of the campus preschool.

KSNV-TV: News 3
May 4, 2023

The UNLV/CSUN preschool has had a waitlist for two years following great demand in the community after surrounding childcare facilities closed due to fallout from the pandemic.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 22, 2022

A local preschool teacher got the surprise of his career today. Mr. Carl Esteban is the head teacher at UNLV/CSUN preschool.

September 20, 2021

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) recognizes two Washoe County educators as the inaugural recipients of the Nevada Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award.

State of Nevada Department of Education
September 17, 2021

The Nevada Department of Education (NDE or Department) recognizes two Washoe County educators as the inaugural recipients of the Nevada Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award.

Recent Preschool Accomplishments

March 29, 2022
Shin Silver (UNLV/CSUN Preschool) has been selected as the assistant director at the UNLV/CSUN Preschool located in the Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center. Shin begins her new position at UNLV on April 1 after teaching at the preschool for 20 years through her undergraduate and graduate studies at UNLV. Shin brings an exemplary…
September 28, 2021
Sunny Gittens (Student Life), Jenna-Weglarz-Ward (Education) and Claire Tredwell (UNLV/CSUN Preschool) were awarded a $460K Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant from the Department of Education. These funds for child care access are vital as they will enable UNLV to provide stipends to low-income students with young children towards the…
October 10, 2019
Claire Tredwell (Preschool) was awarded the Rose C. Engel Award for excellence in professional practice from the Division of Early Childhood (DEC). Tredwell, director of the preschool, received the award at the DEC's 35th annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families in Dallas earlier this month.
August 8, 2019
Claire Tredwell (Preschool) has been honored with the Rose C. Engel Award for Excellence in Professional Practice by the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children, recognizing her leadership, ethical standards and excellence of work. This national award is presented to professionals who have made significant…