Head Start Parent Board Resources

    The Importance of In Kind

    All Head Start programs need to meet an in-kind donation goal as a part of their funding requirements. This year, UCA Head Start is required to earn $5.5 million dollars in volunteer hours and in-kind donations to continue offering free high-quality education. Parents of Head Start children are ESSENTIAL in helping us achieve this goal. Here are some easy ways you can help your classroom meet their goals:

    • Help in the classroom. Each hour you volunteer counts as $19.88 in-kind donations. If each parent spent 30 minutes a day (15 minutes at drop-off and 15 minutes at pick-up) helping in the classroom, we would earn $654.84 a week per classroom and reach our in-kind requirements! Take an active role in your child’s education by bonding with them in the classroom and help UCA Head Start to serve over 2,000 children every year.
    • Can’t help in the classroom? Once your child’s Education Readiness Goals are set, find time in your day-to-day life to help your child work on them. This time counts as volunteer hours and helps your child succeed. Make sure you track and turn in the forms to your child’s teacher.
    • Volunteer as a family. All family members over the age of 15 are welcome in the classroom. There are many other opportunities as well. View our volunteer page.
    • Follow us on social media to see more opportunities!
    • For more information on volunteering email Korie Simpson at korie.simpson@utahca.org.

    Ready Rosie

    As you know, families play an essential role in the education and well-being of their children. Ready Rosie is a great way to support you in that role. You should have received an email or text from your classroom team inviting you to participate and receive emails or text messages with links to fun, short videos. Videos are available in English and Spanish and there are many videos that have subtitles in Vietnamese and Arabic. There are many topics, including counting, language and literacy, and vocabulary, that you can search through to give you ideas on how to work with your child at home.

    Policy Council

    Policy Council Members

    Executive Committee

    • Executive Chair– Alesia Soto
    • Executive Chair Elect (PP)– Michelle Stebner
    • Executive Vice Chair– Stephani Laybourn
    • Executive Secretary– Diamondique Saleapaga
    • Executive Treasurer– Hannah Skeen

    Community Representatives

    • Community Rep. 1- Sloan Eisenring
    • Community Rep. 2– Nicole Flack
    • Community Rep. 3– Makaila Kelso
    • Community Rep. 4– Travis Allred
    • Community Rep. 5– Paula Scott
    • Community Rep. 6– Sherrie Pace

    Site Representatives

    • SLCo Central City ECCP– Emily Anderson
    • U of U ECCP– Andrea Schumtz
    • Bellview– Shaylyn Johnson
    • Bennion– Mirielle Leigh
    • CCC– Madison Holbrook
    • CCH– Yadira Altamirano
    • Creekside– Shari McGarry
    • Escalante– Sheree Farnsworth
    • Glendale– Ashlee House
    • Grant– Laila Brown
    • Grantsville– Rebecca Smith
    • HJS– Anita Armijo
    • JRR– Tavia Mims
    • Kearns Early Childhood Center- Maria Gonzalez
    • Magna– Veronica Rodriguez
    • Majestic– Jamie Ramos
    • Meadowbrook– Ana Liborio
    • Midvale– Donaji Molina
    • Millcreek– Joshua Holdaway
    • Murray– Bart Benson
    • Neighborhood House– Pauline Jiron
    • Noorda Center– Jubilee McClleland
    • North Star– Enish Garcia
    • Palmer Court– Kimberly Castillo
    • Redwood– Sergimar Mendez
    • Sandy B & G– Bertha Alvarado
    • Shriver– Anthony Funaro
    • SLCC– Sharon Peterson
    • Sorenson– Elizabeth Yourzek
    • SSL– Daniel McQuiston
    • Tenth East– Sharla Heydorf
    • Terra Linda– Kellie McKenna
    • Tooele– Janet Boj
    • U of U– JennaBree Tollestrup
    • UNP– Diana Viveros
    • Wendover– Maria Savalza
    • West Jordan– Ronald Ceron


    Utah Community Action’s Central Kitchen prepares nutritious foods from scratch and delivers meals to children enrolled in Head Start education, both during the school year and in the summertime. These hot, healthy meals deliver at least two thirds daily nutrition and are made fresh daily.