Welcome to Head Start
Our mission is to teach and inspire children and families to achieve their dreams and to prepare for the future.
Our vision is a program that inspires and enriches the lives of children, families, staff, and community to achieve their potential.
SUU Head Start values respect, integrity, empowerment, knowledge and families through our work.
A broad range of services are provided to approximately 421 pre-kindergarten children and their families through the SUU Head Start program. The overall goal of Head Start is to increase the social competence of young children in low-income families. Social competence takes into account the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children and leads to effectiveness in dealing with the present environment and later responsibilities in school and life.
SUU Head Start offers preschool services in Beaver, Iron, Millard, and Washington counties. Head Start families are offered assistance in health and nutrition, literacy, parenting skills and social services. Head Start individualizes services for each child and stresses strong parent and community involvement.
Hours of Operation
Head Start classes meet 4 hours a day Monday through Thursday during the regular school year (September - early May). Centers in Cedar City, Hurricane Valley, and St. George have morning and afternoon sessions. SUU Head Start Centers are located in Beaver, Cedar City, Delta, Enoch, Fillmore, Hurricane Valley, St. George, and Parowan.
The Central Office located in Cedar City is open year round Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Closed during state and federal holidays. Please call 435-586-6070 or toll-free at 1-800-796-6070 for information.
- Don't live in Southwestern Utah? Locate a Head Start program near you using the Head Start Locator.
- Parent resources from the Office of Head Start
- Visit the National Head Start Association web site to see what is going on nationally and how you can help.
- Read about the Head Start Performance Standards.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay System at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information m ay be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
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