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Community Benefits Child Care Center

Posted: July 27, 2012

The Western Nevada College Child Development Center will be able to improve services to WNC students and local children, thanks to two community organizations. Children's Cabinet and Nevada Early Intervention Services have each contributed funds to assist the center, which serves children whose parents attend WNC, as well as community children and those with special needs.

The center received a $550 grant from the Children's Cabinet and a $400 allocation from Nevada Early Intervention Services.

"Every year, the Children's Cabinet offers small center improvement grants to participating centers, said Director Andrea Doran. "This year we were able to receive funds to help improve our playground," including new tricycle safety helmets, more bark for underneath the play structure, and new sand for the sandbox.

"We are also very fortunate to be able to provide respite care for children with special needs," Doran said. "They are able to participate in our toddler classroom while receiving support from developmental specialists." The funds from Early Intervention Services will purchase new classroom materials.

In addition, Doran said, "We will be opening a second toddler classroom this year to better serve the needs of the of WNC students and the community."