LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Whether it’s an in-home daycare a childcare center, finding someone to care for young children can be a challenge for many Las Vegas valley families.

It could be expensive and there is often a long waitlist to get a spot.

For Jaini Jariwala, it was a struggle to find the right place to care for her children.

“I did do a lot of tours of the schools, then I did pick, but there was a waiting list,” Jariwala said.

She decided to leave her job in the corporate world to care for her children, and quickly realized she wanted to stay home full-time.

“That started inspiring more and more to be a very involved parent,” she added.

Jariwala decided to open up to Primrose Schools with the help of a business partner during the pandemic. She now runs the location at Silverado Ranch and in Summerlin near Lone Mountain.

“There is a huge need in the valley, a lot of people moving into the valley, constantly, so we want to help as many individuals as we can,” she said.

The private preschool offers childcare and early education in a structured environment for children between 12 months and five years old.

According to the Nevada Department of Education, Nevada’s licensed centers only meet 33% of the need for children ages 0-5 with both parents in the household working.

The average annual cost of care for children four years old or under is more than $10,000, according a recent report.

Jariwala says when choosing a childcare option, every family’s needs are different.

“Health and safety are definitely a priority, and then what is my child learning in the school,” she said.

Currently, the state is providing a childcare subsidy to more than 12,000 children statewide.


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