Effective early childhood education is essential if we want a happy, prosperous future for Utah.

Envision Utah has kicked off a collaborative effort to help parents and caregivers understand the importance of language in early brain development. By bringing together the right groups, we’re pooling resources, determining where our gaps are as a community, building pilot projects for various organizations and stakeholder groups, and pushing for a culture shift around early childhood learning in Utah as quickly as possible.

Granite School District brain-building pilot

Envision Utah, Salt Lake County Human Services, and Granite School District have partnered up to reach the parents of approximately 2,500 preschoolers throughout the district. During preschool orientation, preschool teachers will encourage parents to speak to, interact with, and read to ALL their young children in order to boost brain development.

Teachers provided parents with a brochure highlighting the importance of words early in a child’s life. They also recommended that parents download Daily Vroom, an early learning app that sends daily tips and activities to make it easy to build a child’s brain.

This pilot project is just the first step in our broader efforts to create a cultural shift around early childhood learning. We have also partnered with representatives from county library services, the Utah chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Catholic Church, the Utah Academy of Family Physicians, the Association for Utah Community Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Head Start, and library, preschool, and healthcare services in Park City. 

the LDS church, and others.

Stay tuned as we continue to make progress and help facilitate change in the state.


Vroom is a free platform that sends tips to help parents and caregivers turn everyday moments—whether it's mealtime, bathtime, or anytime in between—into brain-building moments.

Click here to sign up for Vroom's texting service and try out some tips—it's free, secure, and available in English and Spanish. Vroom also has a free smartphone app available for download on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Fire.

Here's one example of a Vroom tip:


Contact Jason Brown to learn more about the initiative:
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