Words from the owner/director Miss Hayley: "Since 1955, The Child Garden has been educating and serving the Reno area from the very same building at 455 Hill Street. I am proud to be able to say I am part of that great history. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and a Preschool Child Development Associates Degree. I sit on the Washoe County Childcare Advisory Board as a Child Development Specialist. Recently, I wrote a book titled “Tomorrow’s A School Day”, as a way to help parents understand what to do when looking at preschools, and how to prepare the whole family for the first day. Watching our students grow and develop is a great privilege. We have a multi-generational legacy with grandparents now bringing their grandchildren to the same school their children attended.”
Our Staff: Our highly qualified teachers and supportive staff members have a background check through Washoe County Sheriff’s Department and Washoe County Social Services. They all have to complete training in CPR and First Aide, Communicable Disease, Child Abuse and Neglect Recognition, Sudden Infant Death and three hours of Child Development within the first 90 days of employment. To maintain our high quality preschool, our teachers and supportive staff also complete 24 hours of continuing education in Early Childhood each year. In addition, many of our teachers hold or are working on an Early Childhood Education Credential, see below for details.
Our teachers have a passion for teaching and caring for children. They are eager to develop their own curriculum that meets the specific needs of the children in their group. They create developmentally appropriate activities, and provide an age appropriate environment where children are free to explore the room.
All of our teachers have years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Miss Carmen has been working at this center since 1995. Teacher turnover is something that happens in every preschool; however, we do everything we can to keep our teachers happy for the long term. Call today to schedule a tour to meet our amazing teachers.