Investments in Early Childhood care and education are vital to Nevada’s economic success today and tomorrow!

Preschool has surprisingly enduring benefits lasting well into adulthood; better jobs, less drug abuse and fewer arrests are among advantages found in the study that tracked more than 1,000 low-income, kids for up to 5 years.

Variety Early Learning Center is a non-profit organization that provides quality childcare and services to families in greatest need while parents are employed in the workforce or engaged in goal-directed job training or in crisis recovery.

Now centrally located inside the renovated Natural History Museum building at Lorenzi Park, Variety Early Learning Center has been serving the needs of working families in Las Vegas since 1955.

Your donation helps provide tuition assistance, assists in funding our scholarship program, and provides additional assistance to families in need.

We welcome any form of contribution whether it is monetary, in-kind donations, or a donation of your time or talent.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization.


Your gift to Variety Early Learning Center will help give young children the best possible start in life and deliver on the promise of high-quality early learning.

Donations can be made here using the secure PayPal donation Form below or by mailing a check to 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107.

Donations to Variety Early Learning Center qualify as charitable contributions and are deductible for federal income tax purposes to the maximum extent provided by federal law. Federal  EIN#88-0066977

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Board of Trustees

Gloria Coleman
Board Chair

Cristina Reding

Christine Baxter
Board Member

Mark Coleman
Board Member

Tammy Garcia
Board Member

Tracy Lewis
Board Member

Lisa Mayo-DeRiso
Board Member

James Reding
Board Member

Terry Smith
Board Member

Mary Sanders
Board Member

JP Windle
Board Member

Elizabeth Santa Cruz
Executive Director

Community Partners

Sunrise Children’s Foundation

Urban League Childcare Assistance

United Way of Southern Nevada

Nevada State Welfare

Catholic Charities-Foster Grand Parents


New Vista Ranch

Maintaining service levels and program diversity to keep pace with our community’s increasing population requires support from grants, donors and foundations.  Special thanks to the City of Las Vegas Community Block Grant, City of North Las Vegas Block Grant, NV Energy, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and the many foundations, and donors that have awarded grants provided donations

A very heartfelt thank you to the City of Las Vegas,  The State of Nevada, Clark County Nevada, City of Las Vegas Fire/Rescue Explorers, City of North Las Vegas and the United States Department of Agriculture.  Without you our progress would not be possible!