From the beginning, PCEF has been a partner to the Park City School District in providing high quality and affordable preschool at each of the four elementary schools. Our investment is used to lower the cost of preschool tuition for all students on a sliding scale. This means that more families can send their kids to school.
PCEF funds also supported a pilot program to try out a full day, 4 year-old class at McPolin. The goal was to provide longer hours of care for working families. The pilot was so successful that 3 full day, 4 year-old classes are being offered during the 16-17 school year.
The impact of Park City’s preschool program is substantial. Kids are entering kindergarten with social and academic skills that will give them an advantage. For the long-term, a high quality preschool means a minimized achievement gap, increased high school graduation rates, and an increased in earned income.
The return on investment for affordable high quality preschool is a remarkable $13 for every $1 invested!
Thank you to Vail's Epic Promise for their support of the Preschool Program.
Thanks to you, PCEF is able to fund over half the cost of PCSD Preschool at all four elementary schools. You are making a difference that will last lifetimes!
For a complete list of 2016 - 2017 PCEF funded programs providing Early Childhood Education, please click here.