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Mark H. Dawson Child and Family Center
Great Basin College
Elko Campus (map #20)
Phone: 775-753-2224

Front Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4 pm

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About the Child and Family Center

Accreditation, Licensing, Mission, Philosophy, and Goals

The Mark H. Dawson Great Basin College Child and Family Center has earned national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We have successfully implemented and met the high standards required for a quality program as set forth by the NAEYC.

The Great Basin College Child and Family Center is licensed by the state of Nevada Bureau of Services for Child Care. The program administration strives to meet standards above and beyond the minimal requirements set forth by the State Bureau through NAEYC and the Nevada State Pre-Kindergarten Standards.

Our Philosophy

Our mission is to provide a high quality preschool and childcare experience for each child that will instill self-worth and foster independence, influence their present potential, their future education, and their life. We can accomplish this mission by working in partnership with parents to coordinate creative learning experiences and positive guidance techniques to support the development of the child in the home, school, and community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a high quality preschool and childcare experience for each child that will instill self-worth and foster independence, influence their present potential, their future education, and their life. We can accomplish this mission by working in partnership with parents to coordinate creative learning experiences and positive guidance techniques to support the development of the child in the home, school, and community.

Our Goals

The Mark H. Dawson Child and Family Center’s goal is to create an enjoyable, educational, and healthy environment. This goal is accomplished by ensuring that the physical, emotional, creative, cognitive, and social needs of the individual child are supported by an age-appropriate creative curriculum and environment.

Our goals for children are:

  • to be competent and confident in their abilities
  • to be self-directed in a constructive and creative manner
  • to learn to cooperate with other children as well as adults
  • to develop self-control and a sense of right and wrong
  • to develop a love for learning
  • to reach their full potential within their own realm of capabilities
  • to encourage empathy, acceptance, and respect for others in the classroom and in the community
  • to develop the broad language and logical abilities that are the foundation for later academic learning, creative thinking, and positive social interaction

For More Information Contact

Mark H. Dawson Child and Family Center
Great Basin College
Elko Campus (map #20)
Phone: 775-753-2224

Front Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 am - 4 pm

Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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