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GBC Child and Family Center
Great Basin College
Elko Campus (map #20)
Phone: 775-327-2387
FAX: 775-777-8862
E-mail: tiffany.steensen@
gbcnv.edu

Front Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5 pm

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GBC Child and Family Center

Family Center sign photo.Welcome to GBC Child and Family Center. When you enroll your child with us, you are enrolling your child in the only 5-star center in Northeastern Nevada. Our programs are open to ALL members of our community. We have worked hard to create a safe and nurturing environment for young children 2 to 6 years of age. Our curriculum is “child-centered” and promotes the physical, social, emotional, creative, cognitive, and language development of children. Additionally, we work with families as partners in their child’s education and provide community resources as needed.

The Great Basin College Child and Family Center staff views the children as the heart of the program. Each child is an individual who takes an active role in his/her own learning. The teachers provide an age-appropriate environment and curriculum that is supported by a flexible schedule. A balance of active and quiet, large and small group activities, as well as individual one-on-one time promotes development and skill building in all learning areas. Additionally, we work with behavior coaches on implementing proven behavior strategies into the classroom, encouraging the social/emotional development of each child.

Research shows that children learn best through play that is supported by a high-quality environment. At GBC Child and Family Center, we provide the children with opportunities to select activities from a variety of classroom learning stations. They are allowed to plan and carry out their own activities, within the structure of the daily routine, which enables them to become creative self-directed learners and problem solvers.

As a part of GBC, we have the wonderful opportunity of being a lab school, where we help train early childhood professionals in our community, in conjunction with the college’s Early Childhood Education program led by Lynette Macfarlan.

The teachers on our staff are highly educated, with a minimum of an Associates degree in early childhood education or a related field. Additionally, every staff member that works with children at GBC Child and Family center is required to take 24 hours minimum of continuing education credits per year and is required to be CPR and First-Aid certified.

Join Our Team

Do you want to join our team? If you are interested, please view our open positions and fill out an application!

More About the Center

For details about our accreditation, licensure, philosophy, mission, and goals, please click the About the Center link. If you have further questions or want to enroll a child, please contact us.

The Center is located on the Great Basin College Campus (see #20 on campus map).

To enroll a child ages 2 through 5, please contact the center at 775-327-2387 or stop by the center in person between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm, when the front office is staffed.

Demand for enrollment is great, so it's best to plan ahead. The center maintains a waiting list.

The center follows the holiday schedule of the Elko County School District. Full day programs are open during Winter Break, Spring Break, and summer.

For More Information Contact

GBC Child and Family Center
Great Basin College
Elko Campus (map #20)
Phone: 775-327-2387
FAX: 775-777-8862
E-mail: tiffany.steensen@gbcnv.edu

Front Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5 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 4,000 students are enrolled annually 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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