Mountainland Head Start, Inc. provides two quality Kindergarten-Readiness educational programs.
Early Head Start:
Our Early Head Start program is a home visiting service for pregnant mothers and children birth to 3 years of age. For the 2020-21 school year home visits will occur outside until health concerns related to COVID 19 decrease. These home visits occur for 90 minutes once a week. Their focus is to support and educate parents on the development of their children. We also provide monthly opportunities to visit with staff and other parents to build social support and discuss early childhood development and learning. Mountainland Head Start offers these services to families in Juab County, Santaquin, and Payson. Group socialization activities will be temporarily suspended. If you are interested in Early Head Start services in other areas of Utah County, please contact Kids on the Move.
Extended Day Classes: All preschool classes that were extended day classes last year will continue to be extended day classes this year. The classes will be 5 hours and 50 minutes a day Monday through Thursday with 3.5 hour days on Fridays. These classes will have a maximum of 10 children enrolled per class in order to minimize risk, protect staff and children and facilitate safe social distancing.
Double Session Classes: To reduce the risk of exposure by having two groups of children sharing the same classroom and materials, and in trying to align with best practices in childcare and preschool settings, all classes that were double session classes last year will be single session classes this year. These classes will be extended to 5 hours and 50 minutes a day to meet the needs of families whose children need either morning or afternoon preschool services. The families will be able to drop off their children throughout the day as needed to fit with their schedule. These classes will be held Monday through Thursday. These classes will have a maximum of 10 children enrolled per class in order to minimize risk, protect staff and children and facilitate safe social distancing.