Who We Are - Root for Kids


Nurturing strong beginnings.

Root for Kids (previously known as The Learning Center for Families) is a non-profit organization located in Southern Utah that provides services for children and families in need of extra support. We help families create a nurturing environment for optimal growth and development for each child. Since 1993, Root for Kids has served over 20,000 families through Early Head Start, Early Intervention and Parents as Teachers home visiting programs in Washington County, San Juan County and the Arizona Strip. All services are based on eligibility and are provided at no cost* to the families.

Root for Kids is home to the Caterpillar Clubhouse, a private pay Early Childhood Development Child Care Center for children ages 6 weeks to three. There is a popular quote that says “Children need two things, one is roots, the other is wings.” Root for Kids is one resource in the community to help grow & strengthen those roots.

Root for Kids also holds weekly Kindermusik classes offering family music classes for children and their parent or caregiver. The research-based curricula and interactive music experiences establish a foundation of early learning that supports sustained growth, confidence, and creativity throughout the life of a child. As a result, Kindermusik helps children acquire new vocabulary, improve memory and ability to learn new information, practice to work with other children in a group, and much more.

943 Families Served

14,719 Home Visit Hours

289 Kids Graduated

*Income eligibility for some programs is waived for families under 180% of Federal Poverty Guidelines or who have other extreme special circumstances. Applications for services are taken at any time as our programs are offered year-round. **Data from 2020-2021 Annual Report. See full report. Root for Kids does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, political belief or disability. Transportation reimbursement is provided to assist families with program participation.

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