What Does The Head Start Program Cover

Head Start uses research-based curriculum and assessments to make sure each and every child is able to reach their potential. 90% of a child’s brain develops between birth and age 4. Set your child up for success by ensuring their development is supported when it matters most.

Social Emotional Development

Our teachers and classrooms, combined with supervised interaction with other children, help a growing child develop important social and emotional skills, as well as a healthy concept of their personal identity.

School Readiness

We focus on language development, literacy skills, and mathematics knowledge—numbers, shapes, measurement, patterns, and other traditional mathematical problems—to prepare graduates to excel in kindergarten and beyond.

Physical Well Being

Through research-based play and exercise, children learn healthy habits that will support a lifelong foundation of good health.

Mental Health, Health, and Dental Services

Services include mental health support as well as preventive screenings and exams—immunizations, physical and dental exams, vision and hearing screenings. Children also receive developmental and social-emotional screenings to assess developmental milestones and the need for additional supports.

Nutrition Services

Head Start children receive free made-from-scratch healthy meals that meet at least two-thirds of their daily nutritional needs. This is important not only for their health and well-being but for their intellectual and social development. 

Parent Engagement & Education

Family advocates, teachers and parents work together to engage children and achieve both family and child goals.

Nationally recognized free Utah preschool accepting new students

Read the KSL Article below to learn more about what sets our Head Start program apart.