Research shows that providing high quality education for children yields significant long-term benefits for both women and children and science tells us that ages 0-3 are critical. A child’s experiences during these years influence how their brain processes information; in other words, whatever does or doesn’t happen in this time frame impacts their capacity for learning. In order to respond to this critical need for services, Holy Cross Ministries provides early childhood education and support for children ages 0-3, and their parents.
HCM's School Readiness Program includes the following components
Spotlight: The Whitney Foundation Research Project
Holy Cross Ministries received funding from the Whitney Foundation to conduct a longitudinal study of the graduates of Holy Cross Ministries' School Readiness Program. The project, which Holy Cross is conducting in partnership with The University of Utah's Department of Family and Consumer Studies, and research specialist Mark Innocenti, incorporated both quantitative and qualitative data on children in Park City and the impact of HCM's programs on their current academic success. Research findings will be published following the completion of the project in 2018.
Help Support Our Students
Holy Cross Ministries works to ensure that all children have opportunities to succeed academically. We believe that cost should not be a barrier for children to start school ready to learn. Please help support our program so we can continue offering scholarships to low-income families.