In a groundbreaking partnership with nonprofit and private sector donors, Mayor Ben McAdams - with bipartisan County Council support - is joining an innovative program to expand structured preschool to an additional 600 economically disadvantaged children in Granite School District. This is the first program in Salt Lake County, and the fourth in the nation, to use a
"Pay for Success" financing model.
View the presentation that describes the program
Salt Lake County's preschool expansion pilot program paved the way for Utah kids statewide to have access to preschool education when the
Utah State Legislature adopted the program model in 2014.
Research shows that funding preschool benefits our children and our community:
"Pay for Success" model Salt Lake County will partner with United Way of Salt Lake, local school administrators and private sector donors to serve thousands of additional kids.
These students will enroll in Granite School District’s structured preschool classes that are based on a pilot project operating for the past five years. More than 1,000 children are on a waiting list for this voluntary preschool program. Salt Lake County’s participation will help ease that backlog.
Mayor McAdams held a press conference on Tuesday, July 16 to officially announce the program. Read his
As part of the press conference, the mayor presented the following documents: