Welcome to Acelero Learning in Clark County, Nevada!
At Acelero Learning, we believe that all children can succeed and achieve, and we work to empower families to advocate for their children and themselves. Acelero Learning has a proven track record of producing breakthrough child outcome gains for some of America’s most at-risk children through our unique outcomes-focused approach to providing Head Start services. We currently serve more than 5,000 children and families in our Head Start centers in four states.
Welcome from the Executive Director
Dr. Sipp has been involved with Head Start since he was a child in the JCCEO Head Start program in Birmingham, Alabama, and later as a parent when his own child was in Head Start. He has served in many professional roles within the Head Start community, starting as a teaching assistant and later as a trainer, administrator, and content area expert focused on disabilities and mental health. While working in various Head Start programs, he earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in special education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Today, in his role as Executive Director at Acelero Learning - Clark County, he leads Nevada's largest provider of Head Start services. Dr. Sipp is an active member of the National Head Start Association, and a board member for both the Nevada Head Start Association and the Region IX Head Start Association. He devotes his time to ministry, to his family, to writing children’s books, to teaching at UNLV, and to working side-by-side with parents in their work to close the achievement gap.
NEWS & UPDATES
ALCC Farmer's Market
Acelero Learning has Partnered up with Three Square to host Farmer's Markets at a few location. In October they launched their first Farmer's Market at the MLK and Henderson centers. A total of 25,600 pounds of produce was donated and handed out to 650 families in two days. Thank all the Volunteers (Staff, Partners and Community) for making this happen. We look forward to making the Farmer's Market a monthly event and is open to staff, families and the community.
New Murals at ALCC Reach Out Center
Acelero Learning Reach Out Center, United Way of Southern Nevada, AmeriCorp volunteers and Mayor Carolyn Goodman teamed up to celebrate National Service Providers' Week in Las Vegas. Dedicated AmeriCorp volunteers designed and painted two beautiful murals to be showcased at our Reach Out Learning Center. Dr. Sipp, our Executive Director of Acelero Learning Clark County, shared on the date of unveiling that the murals are, "Reminders that Head Start no longer stands alone on a separate island but that we have many service men and woman surrounding us who are dedicated to ensuring children and families living in poverty are successful."
Grand Opening of Mario Batali Library at Spring Valley
March 29, 2016 Aeclero Learning Clark County celebrated another successful Mario Batali Library grand opening at Spring Valley! With Mayor Goodman, Congresswoman Dina Titus, Mario Batali, and many news channels present - Spring Valley SHINED!!
Thanks to Spread the Word Nevada's donation of more than 2000 books -each of Spring Valley's head start and early head start children will be going home with 6 books.
Special thanks to Jessica Halling and Yvonne Jacob, and all of the staff at Spring Valley for pulling off another fantastic event that will benefit the children, families, and communities we serve!
ALCC Staff Presents at Region IX Head Start Conference
Acelero Learning Clark County staff were honored to be selected as presenters at the 1st Annual Region IX Head Start Association Conference on Family Engagement and Cultural Effectiveness held in Lahaina, Hawaii. The sessions were named Coaching for Continuous Improvement, focused on enhancing family engagement with a staff competency-based approach using a reflective coaching model, and Strengthening Family Engagement for All Families, an interactive family engagement approach using strength-based conversations and practices. The presenters were Rose Moten-Collins, Director of Family Services; Dianna Ferrari, Director of Health and Nutrition and John Thomas, Fatherhood and Family Services Coordinator.
Rhonda Kobylecky named CACFP Regional Sponsor
Our very own, Rhonda Kobylecky named as one of CACFP's Regional Sponsors for 2015-2017. What a great accomplishment and a true testament to all of Rhonda's hard work and dedication.
Children's Day Kickoff
September 28, 2015 was the official kickoff for Children's Day and the celebration started here in Las Vegas at Acelero Learning - Clark County's Reach Out Center with Nevada's First Lady Kathleen Sandoval and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Both expressed their passion and advocacy for children around the world and especially for the Head Start and Strong Start programs. This event was sponsored by the United Way Program and their campaign "Be a Champion for Children." Check out photos from the event on Acelero Learning's national blog!
Acelero Learning - Clark County New Board Members
Acelero Learning is proud to welcome our newest members of the Clark County board of directors: Dr. Jany Ortiz-Robinson, Rodney Splond, and Vivian Wright-Bolton. Dr. Ortiz-Robinson has extensive experience in special education and early childhood education; Mr. Splond brings a background in fiscal management and accounting; and Ms. Wright-Bolton is heavily involved in advocacy work, from human rights to health causes. Both Mr. Splond and Dr. Ortiz-Robinson are former Head Start parents. Read more.