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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Mark H. Dawson Child and Family Center
Great Basin College
Elko Campus (map #20)
Phone: 775-753-2224
E-mail: amber.ogle@gbcnv.edu

Front Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7 am - 5 pm

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About the Child and Family Center

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 Child & Family Center has also earned a Five Star rating through Nevada’s Silver State Stars Quality Rating Improvement System. A Quality Rating and Improvement System is a method to assess, improve and communicate the level of quality in early childhood programs. The Silver State Stars assigns a rating, from 1 to 5 stars, to each site, to assist parents in finding a quality care provider for their child.

The Great Basin College Child & Family Center is licensed by the State of Nevada’s Division of Behavioral & Public Health Child Care Licensing. The program administration strives to meet standards above and beyond the minimal requirements set forth by Child Care Licensing through NAEYC and the Pre-Kindergarten Standards.

Our Philosophy

We believe “play” through healthy social and emotional engagement, enables children to be confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support each and every child in becoming socially and emotionally competent in order to reach their fullest potential as they acquire a love for learning.

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

For More Information Contact

Mark H. Dawson Child and Family Center
Great Basin College
Elko Campus (map #20)
Phone: 775-753-2224
E-mail: amber.ogle@gbcnv.edu

Front Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7 am - 5 pm

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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