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.

General Information

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. 

SUU Head Start 2013-2014 Annual Report

SUU Head Start 2014-2015 Annual Report

Additional Information

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