Brighter Days Preschool - Valley

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.


We believe that each child is a unique individual with many special abilities. Our job is to create a caring, loving and rich learning environment. Children can explore, create, and learn in their own way, experiencing social skills, music / movement, science / cooking, arts / crafts, and school readiness activities.

We also believe that interactions between generations develop strong bonds and life long friendships. In this type of environment young children will learn that all people and all ages can interact well together. The senior citizens and retired educators from the senior center will interact with the students and teachers on a regular basis, as volunteers and or visitors. Throughout the school year we will put on monthly shows, have lunches together, cook together, do crafts, and every day activities.


The preschool's activities are planned to benefit the child physically, mentally, socially, creatively, and intellectually. There will be a new lesson plan placed on the parent board every Monday. Our program includes daily activities; such as calendar, songs, letters, numbers, shape and color recognition, art, science, free play and more. Throughout the month there will be special events going on as well; such as- field trips, special visits with our senior friends, cooking projects, themed parties, and special birthday celebrations.


$40 Registration fee due annually
$24 per Preschool day (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-12:30 pm)
Extended Day (Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 12:30-4:00 pm) available for additional fee

Parents will meet with Director Andrea Erickson to discuss their child's schedule and days/times available as well as program expectations, commitment and rules.
Registration packet required.

Special Events and Summertime Programs

Occasionally there are Special Events or Summer Programs that are open to the public or provide a chance for families to see and participate in what's going on at Brighter Days Preschool. Contact Andrea Erickson, Director, at (775) 783-6454 or [email protected]for more information.

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Daily Schedule


Contact Information

Andrea Erickson
(775) 783-6454
Douglas County Community & Senior Center
1329 Waterloo Ln.
Gardnerville, NV 89410

Preschool Hours
8:00 am-12:30 pm
Extended Hours
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 am-4:00 pm
[email protected]