Nevada State Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) is an inclusive preschool program that serves children 3-5 year olds, in mixed-age classrooms. The ECEC is committed to supporting the School of Education as we prepare pre-service teachers to become exceptional educators. The ECEC serves as a collaborative lab school providing quality field, clinical and research experiences for a variety of programs and disciplines that further the field of early childhood education. We provide a holistic environment where our focus is on creating an inclusive environment for children to explore, investigate and create in order to learn about themselves, their peers and the world around them. We create an instructional foundation which focuses on social emotional learning and language, literacy and communication. Our intentional focus on phonological awareness and oral language prepares children to be confident learners and lays the foundation for academic success. We encourage and value children and want their voices to be heard!