Nevada's Pre-K Standards:
Nevada has approved and published a list of descriptions of what most children should know and be able to do before they enter kindergarten. The standards are focused on the following six areas:
- Creative Arts
- Physical Development/Health
- Social Emotional/Social Studies
These standards have been carefully designed considering the typical development of preschool children ages 3-5. All children develop at their own pace and not meeting these standards does not mean a child will be unsuccessful or ineligible for kindergarten. The standards are simply a tool teachers can use to strengthen their already quality and developmentally appropriate preschool environments. To download the complete Nevada Pre-K Content Standards, please visit the Nevada Department of Education website:
Four sections of the professional development training and corresponding materials have been completed. Teacher and Parent Guidebooks on Language & Literacy, Math, Social Studies, and Music & Movement that describe the standards and offer suggestions for helping prepare preschoolers for kindergarten are now available. A training institute has also been developed to train qualified trainers in Nevada to coordinate their own trainings for teachers and others in the field of Early Childhood Development. These trainings will help empower teachers to further understand and use the standards within preschool environments.
The following guides can be downloaded in PDF format.