The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)/Consolidated Students University of Nevada (CSUN) 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 (six weeks to five years of age) of students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding campus community. As the field of early childhood care and education evolves to meet the growing needs of today’s young children and their families, our preschool will continue to play a leadership role in teaching, training, and research at UNLV.
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 the 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 an interagency agreement with Clark County School District's Early Childhood Special Education Department and a Memorandum of Understanding with Nevada Early Intervention Services.