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Purple Door Preschool

It is the philosophy of Purple Door Preschool that children be encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe and nurturing and play-based environment.

Play-based learning

Physical, social & cognitive development

Individualized growth for positive self image

Purple Door Preschool is a hands-on school with an emphasis on play!

Through play, our students will learn all the academic tools necessary to start kindergarten including letter recognition, phonics and numbers.  Our students will not be confined to one classroom, they will move from room to room with the same two teaches and same eleven class mates throughout the day. All children are given the opportunity to utilize twelve unique spaces throughout the week.

   

library at purple doorThe Library

Our Library will be filled with hundreds of fiction and non-fiction books. There will be child size furniture and lots of pillows to make reading even more enjoyable! Teachers will let students appreciate looking through books on their own and then guide them through active story telling.

art studioArt Studio

The Art Studio is our Fine Arts room. This is where students get to be creative and decide if the sky is blue, pink or brown! No product art here! This means that no two projects will look exactly the same as their friends. Teachers will guide them through a project but the student will decide how it turns out in the end. Who knows…you might just bring home a yellow polka-dotted rock turtle one day!

mechanicsMechanics

This is a super cool room! Students will get to use tools like hammers, screwdrivers and wrenches (real ones!) to take apart machines like old computers, telephones and anything with lots of parts!

scienceThe Science Lab

Our Science Lab will be a place for kids to ask lots of questions and look for answers using a variety of tools. From microscopes to scales, to test tubes and bugs, students will learn so much from this hands-on experience while doing a daily science experiment!

classroomThe Classroom

The Classroom is where students will work on learning the letter, number and color of the week. This is guided by the teacher who will help them learn to easily recognize all upper and lower case letters and numbers 1-100. They will also learn the sound each letter makes. This is also the time that they will begin writing letters and numbers and also perfect their first and last names. Students will perform hands on activities and use manipulatives to enhance their academic learning. From silly games to delivering the mail, matching beginning sounds to objects, students will flourish in this play-based center.

kitchenFruit Cup Cafe

Our Cafeteria and Kitchen is a working classroom. This is where the kids will cook once a week. This is a great way for kids to have fun while learning math. We will make all sorts of recipes from sweets like cakes and cookies to savory dishes like pot pies and omelets to homemade breads and scratch pasta. They will do all the chopping, mixing, measuring and rolling. What should we do while our food is cooking? Play in the full-sized…yet kid-sized…kitchen of course!

big playroomThe Big Playroom

In this space, students will have the opportunity to learn, explore, experiment, discover, create, invent, self-express, interact and play! This center will involve dramatic play, dolls, trucks, small toys, a grocery store, a castle and numerous other areas involving imagination.

whats Going On roomWhat’s Going On?

This room will relate to the unit we are studying at the time. It might be Space, Dinosaurs, Birds, Farms, Weather, Pirates or the Ocean to name a few. Kids will find lots of hands-on activities related to the unit that will enhance their understanding and knowledge on the topic.

music roomSymphonies

This is our music room. This space is dedicated to lots of interesting and real musical instruments! We will dance, sing and play instruments here. We will use ribbons and scarves and teachers will guide children through songs with movement and lyrics. We will also use this time to sit around the rug and talk about whatever is on the children’s minds. We will tell stories, play games and enjoy each others company.

backyardThe Backyard

This space will bring kids back to the good old days! Lots of things to jump off of, balance on and imagine with. A full size row boat to set sail in! A giant boulder to climb on! A pit to dig in, water to play in, a garden to grow, a seesaw to soar on, pots and pans to bang, and fun to have!

get moving exercise roomThe “Get Moving” Room

This room is based on gross motor skills which are important for major body movement such as walking, maintaining balance, coordination, jumping, and reaching. Gross motor abilities share connections with other physical functions, such as fine motor skills. Students with poor gross motor development, may have difficulty with activities such as writing or sitting up in an alert position.

engineering roomEngineering

This is a room dedicated to blocks only! There will be many different kinds of blocks for the kids to use and build anything they can dream up. The best thing about our Engineering room is that after the students are done building their masterpieces, they don’t have to tear it down and put it away! It can stay up for all to see!

lindsey

Lindsey Cross-Director

Lindsey was born and raised in Truckee, California. She attended Sonoma State University where she majored in Child Development at the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies. Lindsey was an Infant and Toddler teacher at the Knowledge Learning Corporation in Vacaville California, and a Preschool Teacher for the city of Fairfield, working with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Lindsey started her career at Purple Door in 2016 and is beyond excited to move into the role of Director and Purple Door Preschool Midtown! Her and her husband have four children who give her, her most valued teaching experiences!

micayla

Micayla-Erickson-Director

Micayla was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she also attended the University of Nevada, Reno. She graduated in 2017 with her degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She grew up babysitting and discovered her passion for early childhood education when she worked at the Child and Family Research Center at the University of Nevada!  She became a teacher at the Sparks Purple Door in 2019 and is now moving to the Midtown Purple Door! She loves to be silly and enjoys watching children explore, discover, and grow from their time at school! She loves the outdoors and you can often find her camping or hiking with her two dogs and husband! She is looking forward to all the fun, playing, and learning we will be doing at Purple Door!

mackenzie

MacKenzie-Lead Teacher

I am so excited to start teaching at Purple Door Preschool! I moved to Reno from Las Vegas in 2012 and graduated from UNR with degrees in Elementary Special Education and Psychology. I've been working with children for 7 years now, both in and out of school settings and I've loved every second of it! I now have a child of my own, Grey, who will be joining the Purple Door family as well. We like to spend our free time going hiking and camping whenever we get the chance to. I can't wait for Purple Door Midtown to get going so I can help your children learn and grow in such an important time in their lives!

andrea

Jenni-Lead Teacher

I'm originally from Sacramento, but I have lived in Reno since age seven. I recently graduated from TMCC, and I will be graduating from UNR in 2024 with a degree in Business and Accounting. I spend a lot of my time participating in different forms of art from painting to embroidery and recently, learning to play music. I love spending time with my four nephews and my niece and have a lot of experience helping look after small children since I was eleven years old. I'm so pleased to be able to spend time with and teach children during this important time in their lives and I look forward to meeting everyone!

john

John-Lead Teacher

Micayla was born and raised in Reno, Nevada where she also attended the University of Nevada, Reno. She graduated in 2017 with her degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She grew up babysitting and discovered her passion for early childhood education when she worked at the Child and Family Research Center at the University of Nevada! She became a teacher at the Sparks Purple Door in 2019 and is now moving to the Midtown Purple Door! She loves to be silly and enjoys watching children explore, discover, and grow from their time at school! She loves the outdoors and you can often find her camping or hiking with her two dogs and husband! She is looking forward to all the fun, playing, and learning we will be doing at Purple Door!

delaney

Delaney-Lead Teacher

Hi, I’m Delaney! I grew up loving summer camp, the outdoors, and anything creative. Working at summer camp is how I discovered my love for working in childcare and from then on I began nannying and babysitting full time. I love to spend my free time reading, crocheting, gardening, and hanging out with my dog. I’m so excited to continue my work in childcare at Purple Door!

jordan

Jordan-Lead Teacher

Hi! I was born and raised here in Northern Nevada. I am a poet, an artist, and a musician; I love creativity, and working with kids keeps me feeling inspired and curious about the world around me. I’m studying fine arts and elementary education at Truckee Meadows Community College. I love learning new things, especially if they have to do with crafting or nature. I’m so excited to help your kiddos learn and explore at Purple Door in Midtown, and I feel really blessed to be a part of their lives for this silly and important time!

andrea

Andrea-Lead Teacher

Hi everyone! I am excited to have the opportunity to teach your child here at Purple Door Preschool. My name is Andrea. I was born and raised in San Jose, California and am the first of four children. When I was young I loved playing school with my siblings, they were the ‘students.’ In high school I was accepted into a Teaching Academy where I was given the opportunity to team teach at elementary schools as well as teach alongside my kindergarten teacher. I attended San Jose State for three years majoring in Elementary Education, then relocated here to Reno. Throughout the years I have had much experience working with children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. I have been a teacher for two year olds, a nanny, a kindergarten teacher aide, an assistant teacher at a daycare, and a shelter staff at a children’s shelter. I am currently working on completing my degree in Education Studies. I have been married to my patient and loving husband of six years. Most of all I am proud to say I am a mom to two beautiful, smart, and talented kids. My 8 year old son Sebastian and my 4 year old daughter Gabriella have taught me so much about love and life. I enjoy watching them learn and grow into amazing little people. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you as your children grow and fill their minds with a love for learning!

2022-2023 Purple Door Preschool Midtown Price Sheet

Purple Door offers full and part-time preschool classes that run from 8:45am-3:15pm (3:30pm for half day classes). Purple Door is not a “day care” but a school. We do not take infants and toddlers, just 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.

Preschool Price Sheet

  • 5 Full Days- Monday through Friday………………………………………$850 per month 3 Full Days-
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday……………………………….$750 per month 2 Full Days-
  • Tuesday/Thursday………………………………………………$650 per month 3 Half Days- AM or PM
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday……………..$550 per month 2 Half Days- AM or PM
  • Tuesday/Thursday…………………………….$500 per month


AM Extended Care Prices

7:00am-8:45am

  • 5 days before school- Monday through Friday……………………….$125 per month
  • 3 days before school- Monday/Wednesday/Friday………………..$110 per month 2 days before school-
  • Tuesday/Thursday………………………………$95 per month


PM Extended Care Prices

3:15pm-6:00pm

  • 5 days after school- Monday through Friday………………………….$175 per month
  • 3 days after school- Monday/Wednesday/Friday………………….$150 per month 2 days after school-
  • Tuesday/Thursday………………………………..$125 per month

A $125 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of enrollment. This will apply toward your first month’s tuition.


Purple Door School

Reno Midtown Campus

ADDRESS: 80 Continental Drive
Reno, NV 89509

PHONE: 775-384-2562

EMAIL: midtown@purpledoorschool.com