In 2011, the Park City School District and the Park City Education Foundation partnered for a ground-breaking initiative to provide high quality, affordable preschool at each of Park City’s four public elementary schools.
For two years, Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise has provided a significant cash grant to ensure that the cost of preschool remains low and affordable for all students and their families. In fact, the district’s preschool program is one of the most affordable in Park City and its impact on students is remarkable. Just this year, Park City School District had to re-write the kindergarten curriculum to match the increased academic skills with which the children were matriculating.
The long-term effects of early childhood education are also beneficial. Not only is the achievement gap minimized for children entering kindergarten, but high school graduation rates, years of education completed and earned income are positively effected too. Vail Resorts’ EpicPromise is to ensure that all families have access to this amazing and high quality preschool program. This grant is investing in the future our community. Thank you!
-Abby McNulty, Executive Director, Park City Education Foundation