In Utah, 1,507 children under the age of three are enrolled in Early Head Start programs, and 2,336 3-year olds and 4,249 4-year olds are enrolled in Head Start programs. Utah does not have a state-funded pre-K program, however, activity in the state is very promising. In 2014, the state legislature approved future investment in early education programming for at-risk children, through a public-private partnership between business and the state. Results will include increased funding and support for high-quality early learning programs with a proven record of success; existing public and private early education programs to increase quality; and independent evaluation. The state has also released its Early Childhood Core Standards, which will assist more than 6,000 students currently enrolled in district-operated preschool programs. The average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is $7,860.