Rural Utah Child Development

Creating an environment of opportunities where Head Start & Early Head Start children and families are empowered to change their lives.

Free to eligible pregnant mothers and families with children ages 0-5.

How Head Start is preparing local families for the future

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — In 1982 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October as Head Start Awareness Month and nearly 40 years later, the National Head Start Association has helped over 35 million low-income preschool children and their families.

Ashton Pellom, communications specialist for Head Start, and parent ambassador Rima Alshawkani shared how this program is benefiting our community.

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Early Learning

Children’s readiness for school and beyond is fostered through individualized learning experiences. Through relationships with adults, play, and planned and spontaneous instruction, children grow in many aspects of development. Children progress in social skills and emotional well-being, along with language and literacy learning, and concept development.


Each child’s perceptual, motor, and physical development is supported to permit them to fully explore and function in their environment. All children receive health and development screenings, nutritious meals, oral health and mental health support. Programs connect families with medical, dental, and mental health services to ensure that children are receiving the services they need.

Family Well-Being

Parents and families are supported in achieving their own goals, such as housing stability, continued education, and financial security.

Programs support and strengthen parent-child relationships and engage families around children’s learning and development.