Approximately 12% of Utah’s children are living at or below the federal poverty guideline.
The mission of Salt Lake Head Start is to provide health, education, and self-sufficiency to young children and families facing adversity. Salt Lake Head Start serves more than 2,300 infants, toddlers, preschoolers and pregnant mothers each year. At any given moment, Salt Lake Head Start has more than 1,200 low-income children awaiting services on our wait-list.
Salt Lake Head Start leads the early childhood field with a strong, clear, and comprehensive focus on all aspects of healthy development, including physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, all of which are essential to prepare children for success in school. Salt Lake Head Start also provides health, comprehensive case management, mental health and nutritional services to vulnerable families throughout Salt Lake and Tooele counties. Head Start strives to serve the WHOLE CHILD and the WHOLE FAMILY, shaping children and families for school readiness, parental engagement, and long-term success.
Anyone with children knows the worry over decisions that steer the course of your child’s life. No parent should have to worry whether or not their children have access to quality early childhood education. The 12% of Utah’s children living at or below the federal poverty guideline should not be at an educational disadvantage starting school. Help us get them ready - volunteer, donate, promote!
Join us for our 8th annual Head Start gala, BLOOM 2012– an evening of great food and great company for a great cause.
Volunteer today. Call Katie at 801-977-1122 for opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Donate online: www.saltlakeheadstart.org.