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Child Care Partnerships

Give your child the very best start in life with Early Head Start. How your child learns, moves, and interacts with others during the first three years of life has a lasting effect on that child’s development. Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships works with child care teachers and parents to support your child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development to ensure they are ready for school. Early Head Start provides educational activities, medical and dental referral services, nutritious meals, and self-reliance services for the entire family.

Program Services

DDI Vantage Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships has partnered with seven child care centers in Salt Lake and Tooele county to provide high-quality child care and education to 66 low-income infants and toddlers and their families.


Family Well Being

Our staff will meet with you at least once a month to create family goals, review your child’s progress, and to connect you to additional resources in your community

  • Ready Rosie Parenting Class: All enrolled families have an opportunity to receive a free parenting class resources.


Child Development

All of the Early Head Start Partnership teachers have a Child Development Associates (CDA) degree. They use The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers and Twos to help your child grow and learn through play.

You will receive weekly child development activities to support your child’s growth and learning at home. You will also receive a child development report card 3 times per year to show you the progress your child is making


Health Services

Nothing is more important than your child’s health. We will support you in helping your child receive regular medical and dental check-ups. We can also help you find free or affordable services near you.


Parent Committee

Parent Committee meetings give the families an opportunity to voice their opinions, make decisions about the activities for the program, and develop leadership skills. Through the Policy Council and Parent Committee, parents and other community representatives actively participate in the shared decision-making process concerning program design and implementation.


Policy Council

Through the Policy Council and Parent Committee, parents and other community representatives actively participate in the shared decision-making process concerning program design and implementation.

2023 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Persons In Family Unit**


To qualify for Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships your child needs to be under three years old, attending one of the seven child care partnership locations, currently receiving child care subsidy, and must meet the federal criteria for low-income (see HSS Poverty Guidelines chart). We can enroll some families who have income over the Federal Criteria for low-income. Call our office today to see if you qualify 801-265-7982.

For more information about child care subsidy, please visit the Department of Workforce Services website.

For each additional person, add $4,720.

  • *Applicants must qualify based on these income guidelines. Some exceptions may apply. These guidelines are used from 8/1/2023 to 7/31/2025 and pertain to 48 Contiguous States and D.C.

  • **Pregnant Women Count as Two Persons

Enrollment priority is given to families that face certain risks or difficulties, including teen parents, housing concerns, parents' education less than 8th grade, language barriers, foster child, single parent, and/or developmental delays.

How does this work?

Step 1 :

Once we receive your referral, you will be contacted by one of our staff to set up an application appointment. During this appointment we will need to collect a few documents from you including;

  • Child’s immunization records

  • Birth certificate

  • Income verification

Step 2 :

Once the application is completed, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will then be notified when there is an opening in Early Head Start.

Step 3:

Since we are a year-round program and do not follow traditional school schedules a family may be contacted at any time during the year.

Child Care Center Locations

4 / Smart Kids - Kearns

5000 W 5035 S
Kearns, UT 84118
Tel: 801-967-3111

5 / Smart Kids - Salt Lake 

3868 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
Tel: 801-266-1544

6 / Little Critters Learning Center

3879 W. 7800 S.
West Jordan, UT. 84088
Tel: 801-280-4448

7 / Little Minds Academy

2975 S. 500 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Tel: 801-487-4527

1 / Kid Care Company - South Redwood

475 S. Redwood Rd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Tel: 801-973-0633

2 / Kids Park of Overlake

1835 N Aaron Drive
Tooele, UT 84074
Tel: 435-882-7125

3 / Learning Tree Schools - Murray

4540 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
Tel: 801-266-3590

Contact Us

Early Head Start Office
670 East 3900 South Suite 105 
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-265-7982

Program Coordinator

Martha Velasco
Hablamos Español

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