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Elements of High-Quality Preschool

Elements of High-Quality Preschool

Utah Core Standards

The Utah Core Standards provide a foundation for ensuring learning within the classroom. They drive high-quality instruction through comprehensive statewide expectations for all students. The standards outline essential knowledge, concepts, and skills to be mastered at each grade level or within a critical content area. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) regularly updates the standards, while parents, teachers, and local school boards control the curriculum choices that reflect local values. The Utah Core Standards are aligned to scientifically based content standards.

Utah Early Learning Standards: Ages 3-5

Board Approved May 7, 2020

Utah Core State Standards for Early Learning for Ages 3 to 5

Estándares estatales básicos de Utah para el aprendizaje temprano para edades de 3 a 5 años (Spanish)

Essential Early Learning Standards: Age 3

Essential Early Learning Standards: Age 4

District/Local Education Agency (LEA) Programs

Preschool Programs

TIGERweb: Find your School District
United States Census Bureau

District Preschool Programs

Alpine School District Preschools
575 North 100 East
American Fork, Utah 84003
Phone: (801) 610-8231

Beaver County School District
291 North Main
Beaver, Utah 84713
Phone: (435) 438-2281

Box Elder School District Preschool Services
960 South Main
Brigham City, Utah 84302
Phone: (435) 744-2468

Cache County School District Community Preschools
84 East 2400 North
North Logan, Utah 84341
Phone: (435) 752-3925

Canyons School District Early Childhood Department
7501 South 1000 East
Midvale, Utah 84047
Phone: (801)  826-5112

Carbon School District Preschool
755 North Cedar Hills Drive
Price, Utah 84501
Phone: (435) 637-9150

Daggett School District
196 West Second North
Manila, Utah 84046
Phone: (435) 784-3174

Davis School District Early Childhood
115 South 200 East
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: (801) 402-5409

Duchesne County School District
325 East Main
Myton, Utah 84052
Phone: (435) 725-4750

Emery County School District Preschool
120 North Main Street
Huntington, Utah 84528
Phone: (435) 749-0216

Garfield County School District
145 Center Street
Panguitch, Utah 84759
Phone: (435) 590-8144

Grand Preschool
190 East 100 North
Moab, Utah 84532
Phone: (435) 259-5628

Granite School District Preschool Services
2500 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Phone: (385) 646-4672

Iron County Preschools
638 West 500 South Cedar City, Utah 84720
Phone: (435) 586-2801

Jordan School District Child Development Center
2827 West 13400 South
Riverton, Utah 84065
Phone: (801) 567-8510

Juab School District Preschool
380 East 200 North
Nephi, Utah 84648
Phone: (435) 623-1812

Kane County School District Kanab Elementary School
41 West 100 North 
Kanab, Utah 84741
Phone: (435) 644-6205

Logan School District Early Childhood Center
325 West 400 South
Logan, Utah 84321
Phone: (435) 755-2395

Millard School District
285 East 450 North 
Delta, Utah 84624
Phone: (435) 864-1000

Morgan County School District
344 East Young Street
Morgan, Utah 84050
Phone: (801) 829-3438

Murray City School District Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC)
73 West 6100 South
Murray, Utah 84107
Phone: (801) 264-7404

Nebo School District Summit Center
165 South 700 East
Springville, Utah 84660
Phone: (801) 489-3021

North Sanpete School District Special Education
579 South 400 East
Mount Pleasant, Utah 84647
Phone: (435) 462-2077

North Summit School District Special Education
65 South Main
Coalville, Utah 84017
Phone: (435) 336-5656, Extension 4214

Ogden School District Preschool
1950 Monroe Boulevard
Ogden, Utah 84401
Phone: (801) 737-7360

Park City School District Preschool
2700 Kearns Boulevard
Park City, Utah 84098
Phone: (435) 645-5600, Extension 1443

Piute County School District
300 South Center
Circleville, Utah 84723
Phone: (435) 577-2912, Extension 1102

Provo City School District Preschool
280 West 940 North
Provo, Utah 84604
Phone: (801) 374-4800

Rich School District
25 South 100 West
Randolph, Utah 84064
Phone: (435) 793-2135

Salt Lake City School District Early Childhood
1388 South Navajo Street,
Early Learning Suite A,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Phone: (801) 974-8396

San Juan School District Special Education
200 North Main Street
Blanding, Utah 84511
Phone: (435) 678-1222

Sevier School District
80 West Center Street
Richfield, Utah 84701
Phone: (435) 896-8776

South Sanpete School District Preschool
39 South Main
Manti, Utah 84642
Phone: (435) 835-2261

South Summit School District
535 East 300 South
Kamas, Utah 84036
Phone: (435) 783-4318

Tintic School District Preschool
545 East Main Street
Eureka, Utah 84628
Phone: (435) 433-6979

Tooele County School District (TCSD) Preschools
92 Lodestone Way Tooele, Utah 84074
Phone: (435) 833-1966

Uintah School District Central Cove Preschool
250 South Vernal Avenue
Vernal, Utah 84078
Phone: (435) 781-3125

Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind (USDB)
Phone: (801) 629-4700

Provides services for students across the state. Refer to the website for services near you. 

Wasatch District Preschool
101 East 200
North Heber, Utah 84032
Phone: (435) 654-0112

Washington County School District Preschool
121 West Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 673-1557

Wayne County School District
79 North 100 West
Bicknell, Utah 84715
Phone: (435) 425-1208

Weber School District Preschool Programs
251 East 4800 South
Washington Terrace, Utah 84405
Phone: (801) 452-4939

School Readiness Grants

Utah’s School Readiness Initiative is designed to improve the quality of preschool and expand access for students who are economically disadvantaged or English learners in quality early learning environments throughout the state.

Utah State Legislature:

The Initiative consists of three components and is governed by the Utah School Readiness Board:

  1. Pay for Success transaction, created in 2014;
  2. Becoming Quality grants to support preschool programs seeking to improve quality; and
  3. Expanded Student Access grants to fund seats for economically disadvantaged and English learner students in high quality preschool programs.

School Readiness
Workforce Services Child Care

School Readiness Board
Utah Public Notice Website

Workforce Services Grant Opportunities
Department of Workforce Services

Family Resources

5 Before 5

Child Care Licensing
Utah Department of Health

Kindergarten Readiness
Utah State Board of Education

Preschool Path
Utah Education Network (UEN)

Register for Utah Preparing Students Today for a Rewarding Tomorrow (UPSTART)
Waterford Institute 

UPSTART is an in-home, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that is designed to give Utah four-year-old's an individualized reading, mathematics, and science curriculum with a focus on reading. Children participate in the program the year before they attend kindergarten.

Title 53F-4-402: UPSTART Program to Develop School Readiness Skills of Preschool Children
Utah State Legislature

Special Education Preschool
Utah State Board of Education

TIGERweb: Find your School District
United States Census Bureau

Utah Head Start Association (UHSA)

Utah PTA

Workforce Services Child Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What school district do I live in?

2. How do I go about enrolling my child in preschool?

  • Contact your local school district for information regarding public preschool services. You can find their information on the District Programs tab.

3. Who do I contact to enroll my child in Head Start?

4. What are the requirements for setting up my own preschool?

  • The Utah State Board of Education does not oversee private preschools. You will need to obtain a business license through your city government office. If your preschool will also offer child care and you are interested in obtaining a license, you will go through the same licensing procedure as child care centers:
  • You may also have your preschool accredited nationally by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC):

5. How do Utah’s public schools measure the development of literacy, numeracy and lifelong learning practices in students?

  • Utah’s Pre-kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (PEEP) is intended to inform various stakeholders, such as parents, teachers and leadership, on the academic and lifelong learning practices essential for entering and exiting pre-kindergarten students.

E-mail List

Preschool Professionals E-mail List Registration
The Utah State Board of Education, in collaboration with the Utah Education Network (UEN), has created an e-mail list for all preschool professionals across the state. Subscribe to stay up to date on preschool happenings and professional development opportunities.

Preschool Team

Cristina Barrera
Preschool Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7944 | E-mail

Monica Bellenger
Office Support Specialist II
Phone: (801) 538-7679 | E-mail

Jonathan Collins
Research Consultant II
Phone: (801) 538-7536 | E-mail

Jared Lisonbee
Preschool Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7976 | E-mail

Chelsea Oaks
Preschool Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7765 | E-mail