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Accreditation, Licensing, Mission, Philosophy, and Goals

The Mark H. Dawson Great Basin College Child and Family Center has earned national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  We have successfully implemented and met the high standards required for a quality program as set forth by the NAEYC. 

The Great Basin College Child and Family Center is licensed by the state of Nevada Bureau of Services for Child Care.  The program administration strives to meet standards above and beyond the minimal requirements set forth by the State Bureau through NAEYC and the Nevada State Pre-Kindergarten Standards. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our mission is to provide a high quality preschool and childcare experience for each child that will instill self-worth and foster independence, influence their present potential, their future education, and their life. We can accomplish this mission by working in partnership with parents to coordinate creative learning experiences and positive guidance techniques to support the development of the child in the home, school, and community.


OUR MISSION

Our mission is to provide a high quality preschool and childcare experience for each child that will instill self-worth and foster independence, influence their present potential, their future education, and their life. We can accomplish this mission by working in partnership with parents to coordinate creative learning experiences and positive guidance techniques to support the development of the child in the home, school, and community.

OUR GOALS

The Mark H. Dawson Child and Family Center’s goal is to create an enjoyable, educational, and healthy environment.  This goal is accomplished by ensuring that the physical, emotional, creative, cognitive, and social needs of the individual child are supported by an age-appropriate creative curriculum and environment.

Our goals for children are:

  • to be competent and confident in their abilities
  • to be self-directed in a constructive and creative manner
  • to learn to cooperate with other children as well as adults
  • to develop self-control and a sense of right and wrong
  • to develop a love for learning
  • to reach their full potential within their own realm of capabilities
  • to encourage empathy, acceptance, and respect for others in the classroom and in the community
  • to develop the broad language and logical abilities that are the foundation for later academic learning, creative thinking, and positive social interaction
Great Basin College - 1500 College Parkway - Elko, Nevada 89801 - 775.738.8493
A member institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education
Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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