Sunflower Preschool 1080 Berrum Lane Reno , Nevada 89509

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Our History

            Sunflower Preschool Ltd., established in 1972, was opened on land that once belonged to the Berrum Ranch family of Reno.  The original preschool owner converted the building into a school for young children, licensed for 30 children, ages two and one half through six.
Kathleen Cooke, owner, born and raised in Reno, purchased the school in 1978, having served as a teacher and assistant director at Sunflower since 1972.
While still maintaining the original philosophy of Sunflower as a developmental preschool, Kathleen has over the years, added and changed the physical layout as well as enhanced the program over all.  The “Panda” room was added in 1982 allowing Sunflower to be licensed for a total of 50 children.  The curriculum and program have been developed over the years to exceed both state and national standards offering the best in early childhood practices. Sunflower Preschool ltd. was awarded accreditation by the National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs (NAC) on January 29, 2009. See Accreditation Letter

Kathleen has served/volunteered in the following agencies:

YWCA of Nevada/ Board Member



CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate/guardian ad litem) 1991-96
TMCC Community College Child Care/ Advisory Board Member 1994-96
NACCP (National Assoc. of Child Care Professionals/member) 1998-to present
State of Nevada Child Care Board/Voting Member 2003-to June 2008
BBBS (Big Brothers/Big Sisters-big sister) 2006-to 2012

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