Waterford Upstart

UPSTART is an in-home, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that gives preschool-aged children individualized reading, math and science instruction with a focus on reading. If your child is entering kindergarten in 2018 or later, click the image above to pre-register NOW for UPSTART 2017 and beyond.

Help Me Grow Utah

Help Me Grow Utah is an information and referral network that provides parents with the knowledge and resources needed to make a difference in a child's life.

NAEYC For Families

The National Associate for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to providing research-based information for families.  
This website provides a variety of resources and strategies for families to learn about their child's development.

VROOM Brain building moments logo

Vroom provides tools highlighting the science behind early brain development and empowering parents to turn everyday activities, like bath time and mealtime, into brain building moments for children.


It’s critical to help build a child’s brain with high-quality interactions to make sure their future is bright—at home, in the classroom, and as Utah’s leaders of tomorrow.

There are five ways we can help prepare our kids for the future before they turn 5 years old.

bright by text

Free activities, games, and resources for parents and caregivers of children under 5 sent right to your cell phone. Text “UTFAMILY” to 274448.


utah 211

211 provides people with ways to get help, and give help. By simply dialing 2-1-1, callers can connect to health and human resources they need, such as housing and utility assistance, food resources, legal aid, and more. As well as find meaningful volunteer opportunities.

preschool path

The Utah Education Network addresses early childhood needs and resources for students, parents and caregivers with the Preschool Path Library, an online collection of high quality educational resources.

learn the signs act early

CDC’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program and free tools encourage parents to learn the signs of healthy development, monitor child’s early development, and to take action when there is a concern.