Strong Start Academies

Giving children a “Strong Start” to Kindergarten through high quality early childhood education.

About This Initiative

Early childhood education is one of the best investments in a child’s future. Research shows that high-quality early learning experiences have a significant impact on long-term success.

The city of Las Vegas recognizes the importance of early learning and has already made numerous investments—some in traditional Pre-K offerings and some in more innovative solutions:

In August 2017, the city of Las Vegas opened two Strong Start Academies—Strong Start Lorenzi and Strong Start Alta. Both academies offer a nurturing educational program that ensures the optimal physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of each enrolled child.

Strong Start Academy at the Stupak Community Center opened in August 2018. Strong Start Academy at the Doolittle Community Center will open in 2019. The city will launch the Strong Start Academy Mobile Classroom in Fall 2018 to serve young learners across the city who aren’t otherwise participating in Pre-K.

Join the city of Las Vegas in supporting the success of our littlest learners.

Partnership Opportunities

The city established an ambitious five-year goal to add a minimum of 1,000 new Pre-K seats with 80 percent of Pre-K students passing the kindergarten entrance assessment. To-date, 500 seats have been established.

At $10,000 per student, per seat, an additional $5 million is required over five years to achieve the goal. Additional partnership opportunities are also available to support field trips, portable outdoor equipment, and STEM materials for families to engage in hands-on learning.