stefanie mckight - owner purple door school

Stefanie McKnight-Owner

Stefanie is the owner of Purple Door Preschool! She enjoyed teaching preschool age students in her home for seven years so much that she decided to open Purple Door so she could share her ideas and love with even more children! Stefanie has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada. She was the former owner of Celebrations!, a children's birthday party and play place. She has worked with youth for over 25 years in many different settings. She was a Youth Counselor on board cruise ships and she worked with children at the Child and Family Research Center at the University of Nevada. She was the Leadership and Developmental Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and a Site Supervisor for the City of Reno's Summer Discovery programs. She has also been a Nanny, and even a children's Gymnastic Coach. Most importantly, Stefanie is a proud mother of three children, Quinn, Mia and Kai.

Preschool Guidelines

Purple Door offers full and part-time preschool classes that run from 8:45am-3:00pm (3:15pm for half day classes). Purple Door is not a “day care” but a school. We do not take infants and toddlers, just potty trained, preschool age students.

We also offer extended care in the morning starting at 7:00am and afternoon care ending at 6:00pm for an additional cost (see rates below).  Purple Door charges tuition by the month, not the week, simplifying the fee schedule and your monthly budget.  Our traditional school year ends the second week of June and we then open for Summer Camps.