Cow bus provides preschool education to smaller communities

STAGECOACH, Nev. (KOLO) - Mooove over....for the cow bus!

Also known as the classroom on wheels....Cindy Boyd aka Mama Moo drives her bus out to Lyon and Storey counties every week to teach pre-school.

"I'm thrilled to be able to come to these locations and communities along hwy 50 and meet with these groups of children and their families," said Boyd.

Since the late 90's, Boyd has made it her duty to help families in Northern Nevada who don't have access to pre-school education.

From playtime to story time, the cow bus has it all.

"So this program is really important for families," explained Boyd. "For young children with grandparents who don't have a car. Maybe they walk to the park here to bring their children to pre-K. If they don't live by a neighbor with a child around their child's age, they can't play."

With a maximum classroom occupancy of 10 students, Boyd said some of the biggest challenges is making more room for her class.

However, despite the smaller space...she makes it work.

"I think pre-K should be universal for every child," added Boyd. "No matter where they came from or how much money they make. No matter who's raising them, it doesn't matter, everyone deserves an equal start."

With the cow bus being just one of the few programs the Community Chest of Northern Nevada offers.

Boyd hopes with more funding and awareness, the non profit organization can continue to expand programs like this one...As mama moo doesn't see herself stopping anytime soon.

"I love working with the children," said Boyd. "I've been asked when I'm gonna stop and I think I'm gonna stop when I can't push the clutch on my bus anymore."

For more information on the cow bus, click here.