YERINGTON, Nev. – From birth to graduation, youth and teens of any age in Yerington will soon be able to be Boys & Girls Clubs of Mason Valley members. 

BGCMV will soon break ground on the E. L. Wiegand Early Learning Center, providing another option for parents in a strained early childhood care system. The center will be open to kids beginning at infancy. With kids moving onto the main Boys & Girls Club clubhouse when they enter kindergarten, and then over to The Club Teen Center as they transition from tween to teen, infants, toddlers, kids and teens will now be able to be Club members from infancy through graduation. 

“We know the school is at capacity with its pre-K program, and the daycares in town that do such a good job all have a waiting list,” said chief professional officer Travis Crowder. “We want to provide an excellent option for families in town who don’t have anywhere to send their young ones.” 

The center will be named after the E. L. Wiegand Foundation, the exclusive sponsor of the new facility in Yerington. The new building will be located right across the street from the other two Boys & Girls Club sites in Yerington. The land will be developed into three main sections, including a full parking lot, outdoor playground, and the center’s building, featuring two classrooms, a nurse’s office, an infant room and a full kitchen. 

“It is exciting to know that Yerington children of all ages can become a member of the Boys & Girls Club family,” said Kristen Avansino, president of the E.L. Wiegand Foundation. “We are delighted to be the donor-partner to make the dream come true.” 

The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2021. More information like total space, pricing and how to register for the program will be available at a later date. 

Nick Beaton