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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

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Campus News |

MGM Resorts International helps UNLV resolve bottlenecks in internships for future practitioners.

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Campus News |

Evelyn Ludeman was the force that kept the UNLV/CSUN Preschool open and ensured it earned accreditation.

Graduation surprise
Campus News |

News stories from the summer featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Campus News |

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

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Business and Community |

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

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People |

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

Preschool In The News

Psychology Today

In abandoning script, are we sacrificing a piece of identity?

Las Vegas Review-Journal En Español

Combining the education of children with that of future professionals is the perfect combination for the practice of UNLV philosophy students who have a joint preschool program on campus where they encourage children under 5 years old to do or think about big questions and interact with the world around them daily.

Philanthropy News Digest

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

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

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


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

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…
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…
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…
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…