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Advanced Pediatric Therapies

Welcome to Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC! Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC has been providing pediatric services in the Reno/Sparks and outlying areas since the summer of 2003! We are thrilled to now have speech, occupational, and physical therapies all in one location! Our facility offers an engaging, naturalistic and fun learning environment for children and their families.


Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC’s mission is to provide family focused services in a supportive and motivating environment.


Our vision is for each individual to build positive social connections within his or her home and community using effective communication, self-help and gross motor skills.

Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC offers services to children from the ages of infancy through adolescence. Our therapists are skilled in the areas of communication skills, feeding skills, sensory integration skills, self-help skills, gross motor skills, play/social skills, and fine motor skills. All of the therapists are also certified and highly skilled to treat children with a varying range of developmental, genetic and neurodevelopmental disabilities. We work with children who have a diagnosis of: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Angelman syndrome, seizure disorder, Down syndrome, Fragile X, chromosome deletion disorders, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, hearing impairments, visual disorders, mental retardation, developmental delays, amputations, fetal alcohol syndrome, drug exposed, and many more. Regardless of the diagnosis, we work with the child and the family based on his/her areas of strength and areas of need.

Advanced Pediatric Therapies, LLC welcomes Medicaid and Medicaid HMO insurance. We are also preferred providers for most insurance companies in the state of Nevada and California. We will gladly bill your private insurance, but we do not guarantee payment for services at any time. We also accept state funding programs such as Acumen and self-directed funds. Please feel free to call and discuss billing/insurance at any time!

Bailey Charter Elementary School

Bailey CharterWe are committed to providing a supportive environment, which encourages students to connect their knowledge to the real world through inquiry-based learning and differentiated instruction.

Carousel Kids Learning Center

CarouselKidsLogoA child’s play is a child’s work. It is the major ingredient of learning and the natural activity of young children. Play develops and rewards creativity, confidence and social ability. Intellectual, emotional and social responses developed through play provide the natural foundation for future learning.

The Carousel Kids Learning Center at The Continuum offers a program that brings about a high quality learning experience for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Our family-style Center is a place where ALL children are valued and respected for their individual gifts and talents. We teach cooperation, responsibility and important social and communication skills. Our program and lessons are tailored to the child, so that each progresses at an appropriate individual developmental pace.

Muzic Fuze

Muzic FuzeRemember those favorite songs of yours from back when you were a kid? Isn’t it amazing that when you hear these songs again now, sometimes years after hearing them, that you still remember the lyrics, the rhythm, the guitar or piano solo. These songs take you back to that time and you can be overcome with emotions from your past. Do you ever imagine singing or playing that song in front of a crowd of people, cheering your every move? Or maybe just around the campfire with a few friends? There is just something about music that binds each and every human being on the planet.

The vision of Muzic Fuze is to tap into this common bond that we all share. To create an environment where beginner, intermediate, and professional musicians alike can share their life experiences, be comfortable expressing themselves, and find inspiration doing what they love to do…playing and making music. All are welcome, without fear of judgment. In fact, everyone is encouraged, and maybe even sometimes required (for fun) to pick up an instrument and play a note, even if you have no idea what sound is about to come out.

And this holds especially true for children. There are too many places that are not kid friendly. There are too many places with signs that say “DO NOT TOUCH”. If a person, especially a child, cannot try, is not allowed to touch, then how will they ever know if they are interested in learning to play an instrument? How will they ever know if deep down within their soul there is a musical talent or hidden inspiration just waiting to explode out of them?

So come in to Muzic Fuze, see what we are all about, and prepare to be inspired.

Nevada Museum of Art

A Museum of Ideas


We are a museum of ideas. While building upon our founding collections and values, we cultivate meaningful art and societal experiences, and foster new knowledge in the visual arts by encouraging interdisciplinary investigation. The Nevada Museum of Art serves as a cultural and educational resource for everyone.


The Nevada Museum of Art is the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada. Recognized for following best practices as outlined by the American Association of Museums, the Museum is committed to continuous institutional improvement and change. With accreditation, the Museum joins the ranks of other significant institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Just 5% of all museums in the US earn AAM accreditation.

Nevada Virtual Academy

Nevada Virtual Academy

The Nevada Virtual Academy uses the K¹² curriculum to offer Nevada students in grades K-12 an exceptional learning experience. With individualized learning approaches, the Nevada Virtual Academy and K¹² provide the tools kids need to succeed—in school and beyond.

The Nevada Virtual Academy is one of the fastest-growing schools in Nevada, and here’s why:

  • Our experienced, Nevada-licensed teachers,who are available online and by phone.
  • The exceptional, engaging K¹² curriculum, which covers the core subject areas. Based on decades of education research, this curriculum packages high-quality lessons with mastery-based assessments that ensure students achieve success at each and every level. Find out more about K¹².
  • The online planning and assessment tools, resources, and hands-on materials ranging from textbooks to microscopes, rocks and dirt to beautifully illustrated classic children’s stories, and much more.
  • Our active, supportive school community, which organizes fun and informative monthly activities where NVVA parents, students, and staff share their successes, helpful hints, and more.
  • The high-quality, tuition-free public education that enables a learning experience that is individualized for each child.

Next Generation Kids Language Academy

Next Generation Kids LogoNext Generation Kids Language Academy Spanish Program follows the Nevada Pre-K standards and curriculum except that classroom instruction will be in both Spanish and English. The teacher will speak Spanish using gestures, facial expressions and objects to help communicate their meaning. If the meaning is not understood the teacher will repeat in English and once again in Spanish.

To draw students into using Spanish, teachers will use songs, useful phrases, chants and rhymes, and carefully structure the day with familiar routines. Classroom decorations and learning tools will also be in Spanish and English. Students may communicate with the teacher and each other in English or Spanish, but students will increasingly choose to use Spanish.

One World Learning Center

One World Learning Center is committed to providing a quality, educational program that promotes high self-esteem, the joy of learning, and an environment of respect and dignity for each other. We believe without question that the early years are THE most important in the social, emotional, and intellectual development of a child’s life. The center provides an environment that is not only safe, positive, and nurturing, but that will also give your child the opportunity to explore, learn, make friends, and most of all to feel successful. We believe that all children deserve to be treated with unconditional love and respect and that each one of them is a unique individual. We believe that the parents are the first and most important teachers in a child’s life and we strive through communication and support to form a partnership between parents and staff for the good of the whole child.

The Center is licensed through the Washoe County Department of Social Services for ages infancy through Kindergarten. Each of our classrooms is designed by age and developmental needs of the children in that classroom. Our classrooms are staffed above Social Services requirements in order to provide the highest quality program. Our curriculum includes language arts, math, hands on science, social studies, Spanish, music, and art with an emphasis on environmental awareness.

We provide an all day State Licensed Kindergarten program with teacher child ratios less than half that provided by the public school system.
Our philosphy is “A Child’s Play is a Child’s Work”.

We realize that our teachers are our number one asset to providing a quality program for children. One World Children’s Center provides higher wages and excellent benefits compared to the majority of other preschools in the area in order to attract and maintain the best qualified staff. We strongly believe that children deserve to have teachers who are capable and caring, who take pride in their job, and whose values and character enable them to be excellent role models.

Purple Door Preschool

Purple Door ImagePurple Door Philosophy

Purple Door Preschool’s philosophy is to help children grow cognitively by supporting self-regulation in the classroom. Children need to have the opportunity to soar into the future they deserve. Each child is an amazing individual. We want your child to have a sense of self-worth, sense of trust and curiosity, have the capacity to play with times of solitude and explore in a rich environment. Pre-schoolers use their senses to get to know the world around them. Our school will give them the ability to think critically, solve problems and live in an increasingly interconnected society, all skills needed to move into the 21st century. We want them to have a deep and meaningful relationship with our teachers. Our staff will extend reciprocal respect between teacher, parent and child, which will lead to dignity for all.

The School Day

Purple Door Preschool is a center based program with an emphasis on play. Through play, our students will learn all the academic tools necessary to start kindergarten including letter recognition, phonics and numbers. Our students will not be confined to one classroom, they will move from center to center with the same teacher and same ten children throughout the day. All children are given the opportunity to utilize twelve unique spaces throughout the week.


Sage Ridge School


Sage Ridge offers after school enrichment opportunities for students in grades 1-6 from all Reno area schools.  Explorations at The Ridge promotes greater understanding of the content areas and is sure to ignite a love of learning.  Give your son or daughter a fun, interactive educational opportunity and get a taste of the excitement and learning taking place at Sage Ridge!  Limited space available!

Five sessions are offered throughout the year. Each session will last five weeks and include one class per week. The session schedules consider the calendars of both Washoe County Schools and SRS.

During the five sessions, SRS students also have the opportunity to attend study hall.  As always, SRS students may attend study hall at a drop-in rate without registering online.

Sierra Kids Program

RenoParksLogoSierra Kids is a quality recreational enrichment program for children who need a safe, supervised environment before and after school. Sierra Kids operates according to the Washoe County School District schedule in the following elementary schools:

Alice Smith Hunter Lake Sarah Winnemucca
Anderson Jessie Beck Sierra Vista
Caughlin Ranch Lemmon Valley Silver Lake
Desert Heights Mamie Towles Smithridge
Dodson Mariposa Academy Stead
Double Diamond Mount Rose Virginia Palmer
Elmcrest Peavine Westergard
Esther Bennett Roy Gomm
Honors Academy of Literature

Homework assistance is available during the after-school sessions.  Sierra Kids’ friendly, qualified staff aim to develop the self-esteem of all participants in a positive environment.  Times and rates vary according to school site.  For additional information contact us at 775-334-2262.

Sierra Nevada College

The SNC M.Ed. program in Advanced Teaching and Leadership is designed for licensed teachers who desire to enhance their teaching practices and develop their leadership skills in the classroom and in the community. The program seeks to encourage teachers as leaders in schools, in communities and in the world. Within these leadership roles, the M.Ed. program in Advanced Teaching and Leadership will help teachers explore and develop their skills as exemplary teachers, supporters of sustainable education and agents of change. Coursework in this program will prepare teachers to balance innovation and stability, focusing on the importance of creating a classroom environment that supports a diverse community of learners while directing the development of school and community programs that will encourage learning beyond the classroom. Teachers in this program will enhance their abilities to teach by pursuing an area of specialization that will qualify them to work with diverse learning groups and will establish themselves as educational leaders by working with curriculum, becoming mentor/master teachers, developing new initiatives and participating in other activities that improve schooling for children.

Sierra School of Performing Arts

SSPA LogoLIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Welcome to Sierra School of Performing Arts (SSPA). Our school started with a vision to create a school that would give children and adults in northern Nevada the opportunity to perform, sing, act, dance and improvise. Since its inception, we have mounted full-scale productions, summer camps and individual classes.

Our company strives to provide outstanding and innovative performances along with exceptional educational and outreach programs. Auditions for major performances are open to the general public. Summer camps are open to kids entering grades 4-12, and our individual classes are open to everyone although some classes may be age restricted.

Each performance, camp or class at the Sierra School of Performing Arts is taught by professional directors, choreographers, musical and vocal directors. Our resident Artistic Director is Janet Lazarus and she has been joined by guest artist instructors including Rosine Bene, director of the Sierra Nevada Ballet, Mary Bennett, managing director at Bruka Theater, choreographers Adam Whitney and Padma Rothchild, and numerous voice teachers.

Sierra School of Performing Arts is a non-profit 501- (c) (3) organization. Donations to our school are 100% tax deductible and will help to ensure a creative outlet and theatrical education is provided for our children and our community.

Sonshine Gardens Daycare & Preschool

Sonshine Gardens

Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it.  Proverbs 22:6 NLT

Sonshine Gardens Daycare & Preschool is committed to providing a safe, faith based family environment where we will help your child grow in 5-key interconnected areas of development.

  1. Physical development:  Through physically stimulating games and creative activities.
  2. Intellectual development: Through activities and exercises relating to the physical growth of the brain.
  3. Social development: Through helping your child to gain the knowledge and skills of communication needed to interact successfully with others.
  4. Emotional development: Healthy emotional development lays the foundation for academic performance, mental health, and healthy relationships. Children have the capacity to regulate and understand their emotions and behavior and to manage successful, appropriate forms of expression and interactions with others.
  5. Moral/Spiritual development: the growing understanding of right and wrong (conscience) and laying a spiritual foundation in teaching and training our children about God and His love for us, while establishing God’s Word as the spiritual foundation and Jesus as the cornerstone to the building blocks of life.

We consider ourselves your child’s extended family, planting the Word and seed of faith, nurturing with Love, watering with Truth, and preparing your child for Kindergarten and their lives ahead. Our children are our inheritance and our future and we have a God ordained obligation to teach them well. At Sonshine Gardens, your child will experience love, significance and a true sense of belonging.   Our gifted staff of childcare providers and teachers will love on your child from the moment they enter the doors and keep them in their care until you pick them up each evening.  There is nothing more important than the healthy balanced development of a child.

We have installed a video surveillance system for your child’s safety and your peace of mind.  You can access this system from your computer to watch your child throughout the day.

Sonshine Preschool

Welcome to Sonshine Preschool! As a ministry of Hope Community, Sonshine is committed to “loving children, serving families and touching lives!” Your child has the opportunity to experience a Christ centered education that will prepare them for a lifetime of learning. All of our teachers have experience and education in early childhood education. At this time, we are accepting enrollments for all ages. Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Jane Regan at (775) 284-4673. She would be more than happy to get to know you and your little one! Feel free to click the links below to view our brochure, print an application or any other needed material.

Tahoe Foreign Language Center

Many Languages, All Ages!

The Younger The Better

Experts agree the younger in life you begin to study a foreign language the better! Incline village schools plan on switching to the International Baccalaureate system which emphasizes a foreign language. Enroll your child today at the Tahoe Foreign Language Center and give your child a gift that lasts a lifetime!

Custom classes available for individuals or groups of all ages. Chinese, Spanish and French are currently available, other languages upon request. Contact us for more information.

Take 2 Performers Studio

Take2LogoTake 2 Performers Studio offers acting, modeling, voice, and dance classes in Reno, NV for children, teens, and adults. Our programs are designed for beginners as well as individuals with performing experience. At Take 2 Performers Studio we offer an exciting, fun, yet safe place for individuals to express themselves. Often new students and parents entering Take 2 for the first time are amazed at the positive energy. You will not find anyone with a more enthusiastic support for your success than your classmates and instructors at Take 2 Performers Studio. The coaching styles, without a doubt, enrich, empower and bring forth strong, articulate, and passionate individuals while developing the performers craft and building the foundation essential for success in the world of entertainment. Our students audition for top Hollywood agents and casting directors and have appeared in shows like Suite Life on Deck, Medium, Cold Case Files, Disney’s Sam Sandwich, America’s Next Top Model and national commercials like Elmer’s Glue, McDonalds, Sears, JCPenney, Subway, Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Dominos Pizza, and on Broadway in Peter Pan and Mary Poppins.

At Take 2 Performers Studio your goal is our goal!
• Sign with an agent
• A career in the entertainment industry
• Develop confidence
• Overcome shyness
• Develop strong & effective communication skills
• Explore your creative energy

The Goddard School

The Goddard School® provides the foundation to encourage your child’s lifelong love of learning™. In our warm, loving atmosphere caring teachers support the healthy development of your child from six weeks to six-years-old. Our year round program offers your family the choice of either a half- or full-day schedule.

The Goddard School® philosophy is based on developmentally appropriate practices and the program facilitates learning through play. Children explore learning centers for creative art, math, dramatic play, science, and computers; they learn to ask questions; and they take time to make friends and socialize.

Whether gently holding your infant, encouraging your toddler to share or providing your preschooler with a wide range of enriching activities, our teachers understand your child’s needs. Goddard Developmental Guidelines form the basis of unique lesson plans that are brought to life in fun and imaginative ways. Teachers balance each day with quiet activities, spirited music and movement, and plenty of outdoor climbing, running and jumping.

Goddard’s curriculum also includes foreign language, sign language, manners, and fitness, including yoga – all specifically designed and equipped for preschool children.

  • Foreign language study has been linked to improvements in children’s creative inquiry, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Sign allows babies to communicate their pre-verbal wants and needs and it has also been shown to increase preschool-age children’s confidence and self-esteem.
  • The innovative manners program fosters acquisition of four essential skills: friendship, compassion, cooperation and kindness.
  • The Fitness program exposes children to the skills necessary to set the foundation for a healthy lifestyle.

The Solari Homeschool Cooperative

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Alternative Education

Parents who have chosen to create an alternative environment for learning…The Solari Co-op

Interested Parents?

We are seeking children grades 2nd-5th for the upcoming school year, who are highly-motivated, desire an accelerated and challenging learning environment, and want the personalized instruction that meets their individual educational needs.

Our children have the benefit of a small student class size with the ability for working families to participate in a cooperative atmosphere.

We offer a strong thematic curriculum using the public school standards to gauge progress for each child under the guidance of a certified teacher.

We are located in the Thomas Creek area. Our designated school facility is within a lush environment…orchard, playground, chicken coop, art studio, and plenty of outdoor air.

The monthly cost per student is $600.00, this includes materials. Our teacher has a monthly budget for material purchase as required.

There are only a few spots available for the following school year, 2012-13.

If interested, please Contact Us