Lyft Las Vegas Gives Backpacks to Team Clark

Lyft Las Vegas has partnered with Divine Light Center in donating backpacks filled with school supplies for kids in the Acelero Learning Clark County Head Start program. Lyft Las Vegas is inviting everyone who takes a ride in August to donate to the Acelero program. Throughout August, enter promo code 'HEADSTART' in the app before a ride and Lyft will donate $1 back to Acelero on each participants behalf.

Acelero Learning Clark County awarded $10.7 million in Early Head Start expansion funds

Acelero Learning Clark County awarded $10.7 million in Early Head Start expansion funds

Acelero Learning Clark County has been awarded $10.7 million in funding over a five-year period in order to add 84 new Early Head Start students to the program. The Acelero Learning Clark County (ALCC) delegate program operates eleven Head Start centers in Las Vegas, NV and the surrounding area, bringing world-class early childhood programming to many of the highest need communities in the state of Nevada.  As ALCC staff work with low income families in these communities, they experience daily that the need for high quality infant and toddler care is overwhelming.  In comparison, the Clark County School District has recently launched a wide-reaching Pre-K program, and Acelero’s own Head Start serves 1,606 three- to five-year-olds. But among infants and toddlers, for all but 458 children who are enrolled with Clark County’s sole EHS grantee, parents of low income infants and toddlers only have access to child care subsidy – and child care subsidy does not provide enough funding to ensure services that are up to Early Head Start quality standards.

Welcome Center Director of Sunflower!

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Clark County is pleased to introduce the new Center Director of Sunflower Mrs. Tammera Williams. Tammera Williams has over 30 years direct and indirect Head Start Experience from volunteer to administration. She is a former Nevada Director of Head Start State Collaboration and has a variety of experience where she has taught Severely Emotionally Challenged (SEC) students for 3 years and K-5 Resource Room for 2 years at Clark County School District. Tammera also holds memberships with Nevada Head Start Association (NvHSA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Southern Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council (SNECAC) and Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children Public Policy Committee. Throughout her career, Tammera has remained committed to Head Start and Early Head Start by being lead in establishment of Center-based Early Head Start program in Southern Nevada and a former Independent ECE Consultant for ECE and HS/EHS programs in Nevada, Arizona and California.