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City of Las Vegas offers Vegas Strong Academy for families with young children

Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 12:00:22-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Registration begins today for the Vegas Strong Academy, a city of Las Vegas program that will provide the community a safe, caring and affordable childcare option that offers recreation and cultural activities with support for distance learning.

The program will be provided Aug. 24, 2020, through the conclusion of the fall semester. Registration is available online at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/VegasStrongAcademy.

Space is limited due to social distancing and other safety guidelines mandated by the governor’s directives. Temperature checks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing protocols will be adhered to at Vegas Strong Academy locations. In addition, staff at the locations will be wearing face coverings. The cost for all academies is $20 per day per child, or $100 per week. There is also a $20 registration fee.

The Vegas Strong Academy will be open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., for school-age children who would be in kindergarten through eighth grade (must be age 5 by Sept. 30, 2020, to be considered kindergarten age). For more information about the program, call 702.229.CARE (2273). The Vegas Strong Academy is offered at the following locations:

  • Cimarron Rose Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road
  • Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.
  • East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave.
  • Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave.
  • Stupak Community Center, 251 W. Boston Ave.
  • Veterans Memorial Community Center, 101 N. Pavilion Center Drive
  • Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road
  • East Las Vegas Library, 2851 E. Bonanza Road
  • West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.,
  • Windmill Library, 7060 W. Windmill Lane

Financial aid is available for the above locations. For more information on how to qualify for financial aid, call 702.229.6307.