Who We Are and What We Do

Kids Who Count is a non-profit organization serving families and children in South Utah County since 1986. Our mission is to empower families to optimize the developmental potential of their young children. We strive to make a difference in the lives of children affected by delays in development and special health care needs.  We believe children can grow, thrive and learn in their own unique ways when they get the help they deserve at an early age. 

Families and children who’ve come to Kids Who Count for support have been met with a compassionate team of therapists, special educators, nurses and social workers with unparalleled training and experience in early childhood development. We understand the challenges of raising a child with delays or disabilities and know that children are able to learn and grow when their families are given the support, they need to become lifetime advocates for their child.  


The mission of Kids Who Count is to empower families to optimize the developmental potential of their young children.


We envision a community in which children of all abilities are nurtured by families and given a strong start to reach their unique individual potential.


  • We interact with each other and the families we serve in a way that is respectful, fully transparent and professional.  
  • We uphold the highest level of ethical and professional standards and provide services based on best practice research, family priorities, and expertise.  
  • We respect the confidential nature of our work with families and children.  
  • We are consistent and honest in what we do and say and extend trust to each other.  
  • We act in accordance with our mission, and we are accountable for the outcomes of our actions as individuals and as an organization.  
  • We work together as early intervention providers, parents, medical professionals and community members to share knowledge, solve problems, and enhance the lives and development of children and families. 
  • We collaborate and include the opinions of others as we seek new ideas to improve the quality of our work and further our mission.  
  • We demonstrate loyalty and respect in our work with each other, families and our community partners.  
  • We affirm the dignity and potential of all children and families we serve.  
  • We instill hope because we believe that all children and families can learn and grow.  
  • We demonstrate sincere empathy and interest in the well-being of others by listening and acting without judgment.  
  • We are dedicated to providing remarkable service and evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children.
  • We value the diversity of the families we serve and provide individualized services on behalf of their children that can be understood and implemented.
  • We are constant learners and seek new ideas to achieve the highest levels of performance and greater impact in our work with children and families.

Board of Directors

Kids Who Count is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a volunteer board of directors. As a collective body, the board ensures major programming priorities, policy, and financial practices are aligned with our mission as well as the highest ethical standards. Our staff members are responsible for implementing policies and programming priorities under the leadership of the executive director.

Mary Klug

Board Chair

Michele Thompson

Vice Chair

Richard Petersen


Nancy Miramontes


Dr. Patrick McVey

Board Member

Sarah Willardson

Board Member

Tyler Heaps

Board Member

Charla Andersen

Board Member

Kathryn Salzl

Board Member

Emmalene Meyers

Board Member

Financial Stewardship

As a publicly funded organization, we recognize the importance of transparency and accountability. Kids Who Count is audited annually to ensure proper stewardship of community resources and donations.

We are proud to be a Top-Rated organization by Great Nonprofits and to receive the Platinum Level of Transparency from Candid. These organizations recognize nonprofits that are rated highly by clients, volunteers, and donors.

For complete financial information Annual Reports, Audited Financials, and our IRS Form 990 can be accessed by through Candid Profile and Great Nonprofits page. 

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