Stepping Stone Pre-K

Douglas County has been offering a Pre-K Preschool since 1982. It is an outreach program sponsored by Douglas County Community Services/Parks & Recreation Department. It is our policy to accept all eligible children, regardless of racial, cultural, religious or social-economic backgrounds.


Stepping Stone Pre-K

Starting in August 2023! 
Is your child 4 years old (or almost 5) and one year away from starting Kindergarten?  Enroll them in our Pre-K Program where they'll learn the skills to become a successful Kindergartner.  Space is limited.

Program is Monday-Friday 9:00am - 2:00pm

Our Philosophy

At Stepping Stone Pre-K, we believe that every child is unique in their own way.  Our job is to create a fun, interactive learning environment for your child to build the skills they need to become a successful kindergartner.  We want to be the first step in your child's educational future.

Our Program

Stepping Stone Pre-K focuses on teaching the skills children need to become a successful kindergartner.  We follow the Nevada Pre-Kindergarten Standards for our curriculum.  Lesson plans are created weekly and include match, shapes, colors, phonics, writing, reading, social studies, social emotional, science, creative expression, physical development, health & safety and learning through play.  We also take walking field trips, have special visits with our senior friends, themed parties and birthday celebrations.

Learning Areas & Curriculum

Math (Eureka Math)
Language/Early Literacy
Social Studies/SEL
Creative Expression
Physical Development/Health & Safety.

Who is this program for?

This program is for children who are one year away from starting Kindergarten.  Your child must be 4 years old by the start of the first day of the program to enroll.

Fees & Tuition

* Tuition is a monthly fee based on the number of school days in the month and is due the last day of the month prior.
* There is an $85 (non-refundable) Registration Fee due at time of enrollment.
* Monthly tuition is collected at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center (DCCSC) Counter via auto debit.
*1 month termination notice required.

Contact Information

Douglas County Community & Senior Center
1329 Waterloo Ln.
Gardnerville, NV 89410

Preschool Hours
9:00am - 2:00pm
Follows the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Valley Elementary School Calendar.