Over the last three years, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Utah Office of Child Care, Voices for Utah Children and the Granite School District Preschool Program have worked to implement a public-private partnership in early education, which included several private preschool providers within Salt Lake County. Voices is excited to announce a new Kellogg Foundation grant of $850,000, to continue expanding early learning opportunities for low-income children through enhanced early childhood systems.
Voices for Utah Children — in continued partnership with GSD and the private preschool providers — will use the grant to help enhance access and improve quality for the early childhood system in the county, with the additional goal of assisting The Governor’s Education Excellence Commission and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) as they work toward greater educational outcomes for Utah’s kids.
“The generous support of the Kellogg Foundation will help us continue to close the educational opportunity gap here in Utah,” said Tess Davis, policy analyst with Voices for Utah Children. “And our state will further be able to see the gains, outcomes and promises of what high quality early learning can and does accomplish, especially for those children most in need.”