Child Care and Schooling

Participation in child care and schools is based on the age of children.

  • Infant and toddler care covers children ages 0 to 3
  • Pre-school is for children ages 3 to 4
  • Kindergarten is for children ages 5 to 6 (the child must turn 5 by September 30).
  • Elementary Schools offer programs from Kindergarten to Grade 6 (the child must turn 6 by September 30 to begin 1st grade)
  • Middle Schools cover Grades 7 and 8 (ages12-13)
  • High Schools offer programs for Grades 9 - 12 (ages 14-18).

Child Care Facilities on Campus -

Child and Family Research Center located in Sarah Fleischmann Building, Room 118 offers programs for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years (kindergarten). Ph: 775-784-6762. Please note there is a long waiting list for this facility.

Early Head Start is located at Nelson Center, 401 W. 2nd Street. It provides intensive and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income families with children under the age of three and pregnant women. Ph: 775-327-5100.

Campus Child Care Connections located at Mackay Science Building, Room 100. This is not a child care facility, but it provides information on how to choose quality child care, support for parents making child care choices, referral to Network family day care providers, referral to other community child care options and access to early childhood resource materials. Ph: 775-784-4400.


The Washoe County School District website provides a wealth of information about the school system in Reno and the surrounding area. If you need to find out which school your child should be attending, please go to the Washoe County School District Register page or call (775) 348-0200. Any student new to the district must present a birth certificate or passport and an immunization record from your health care provider. A utility bill may be necessary for proof of residency, and the student's Social Security number will be asked for but is NOT required in order for your child to be registered. For more information regarding registration please go to the Washoe County School District Register page. The district offers special ESL programs for non-English speaking students. Each new student with a limited English proficiency is given a language assessment test and placed in classes based on the results of this test. For more information please contact the school in your area.