FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | September 13, 2022
Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation to Host Community Open House
LAS VEGAS – NBCF will host an open house on October 13, 6 pm – 8 pm, with doors open to all community members. Attendees can explore the facility while learning about NBCF’s various programs. Students and staff will host the event, spreading awareness and personal insight into what NBCF provides to the community. Light appetizers and beverages are provided.
Since the opening of its preschool in 2020, both the world and NBCF have undergone various changes. With the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in March of 2020, the organization’s doors were closed to the public for student safety. During this time, NBCF extended its original services to include distance learning for students. Individuals experiencing visual impairment or blindness face unique issues regarding distance learning, including having adapted materials for courses. NBCF supported students, parents, and the community at large.
Now with schools open, NBCF is back to focusing on the supportive programming that teaches lifelong skills to its students. In addition to NBCF’s preschool, they offer a Dots & Tots program, a class for young students and their parents to help prep for preschool while teaching critical learning tools. This program is offered Monday thru Wednesday, 9 am – 11 pm, to both students, ages 2-4, and their parents.
After-school programming is also back in session, providing students with various programs that teach critical skills; learning to take care of themselves, cooking, participating in STEAM activities, and socializing with each other while getting active. Classes include Pottery, Life Skills, Robotics, Music, Cooking, and Game Night. Homework Help starts the evenings off, Monday thru Friday, 3 pm – 5 pm, with programming taking place from 5 pm – 7 pm.
NBCF provides summer and spring day camps for students during school breaks. Each year, NBCF gives students a chance to explore new subjects while getting the fun childhood experience of camp.
NBCF’s open house will allow the community to explore each of these services and learn a little about a day in the life of a student with a visual impairment or blindness. Staff will provide an opportunity to talk about the behind-the-scenes operations that make NBCF a critical part of the Las Vegas and Henderson communities.
The NBCF Learning Center is located at 95 S. Arroyo Grande Blvd. To learn more about Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation, visit nvblindchildren.org or call (702) 735-6223.