Benjamin Franklin said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” We believe that engaging with the young minds who walk through our doors is just as important as teaching them their ABCs and 123s. Our preschool program will not only help prepare your little one for kindergarten, but we hope the tools we give them early on will help shape them into the bright learners they’re meant to become. Thank you for considering Sage Elementary’s preschool program. We can’t wait to help get your child started on their academic journey.

Early Childhood Program

There’s nothing quite like music and games to make those first years of learning more fun! Add some of the most loved children’s book authors to the day and you have a preschool program your child will never want to leave. Check out what makes early learning great at Sage Elementary.

Music and Movement

Authors, Illustrators, and Characters

  • Bill Martin Jr. (author of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom)

  • Eric Carle (author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar)

  • Jan Brett (author of The Mitten)

  • Dr. Seuss (author of The Cat in the Hat)

  • Mo Willems (author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)

  • Laura Numeroff (author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie)

  • Audrey Penn (author of The Kissing Hand)

  • Audrey Wood (author of Heckedy Peg)

  • James Dean (illustrator of Pete the Cat)

  • Anna Dewdney (author of the Llama Llama books)

  • Ellen Stoll Walsh (author of Mouse Count)

  • Doreen Cronin (author of Duck for President)

Early Childhood Special Education

The Elko County Early Childhood Special Education Program is committed to the continued growth and development of children ages three through five years. Through this program, our early childhood education teachers address all aspects of communication, cognition, social-emotional, and motor skill development. The various components of this special education program provide individualized services to children who meet eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The child must be three to five years old.

  • The child must be an Elko County resident.

  • The child’s parent/guardian must complete the assessment process.

  • The child must meet eligibility requirements established by the state of Nevada.

For further information on eligibility and Child Find referrals, please contact the ECSD Special Services Department at (775) 753-8646.

Preschool Program Hours

Please call the ECSD Special Services Department during office hours for more information.

  • Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

  • Phone: (775) 753-8646


Crystal Mullins
Early Childhood
P: (775) 738-4711

Parent Resources

Search less, play more! With these educational resources at your fingertips, you can spend more time engaging with your little one and less time trying to figure out where to start.