Arkansas Head Start

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Jacqualine Dedman, Director


AHSA AR HSSCO Update April 2014 

Arkansas Head Start

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Job Opportunities

UAMS HS/EHS Director-Closes 03/28/2014

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Several position vacancies being advertised in the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please go to https://www.ark.org/arstatejobs/index.php.  Potential applicants should review both the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position(s) to be sure they are eligible.

 

Education and Instruction Manager, C121, Position #22141231

DHS Program Specialist, C115, Position #22103777

Program Eligibility Specialist, C114, Position # 22100991

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Latest Events

Fri Mar 14 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
2014 Arkansas Head Start Institute
Wed May 21 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
Parent Class Meeting
Wed May 21 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Class Meetings
Thu May 22 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
AHSA Board Meeting
Wed Jul 16 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
Parent Class Meeting
Wed Jul 16 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Class Meetings
Thu Jul 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
AHSA Board Meeting

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Head Start programs serve low-income three and four year old children and their families. The purpose is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of: educational, health, nutritional, social, other services.  There are 20 Head Start grantees in Arkansas serving 8,775 children and families.
 
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Early Head Start (EHS) program serves low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. The purpose of EHS is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning. There are 10 Early Head Start grantees serving 1,167 children and families.
 
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Migrant/Seasonal Head Start programs serve children birth to five years of age and their families. Migrant families move from one geographic location to another for agriculture work. Seasonal families work primarily in seasonal agriculture and have not moved in two years. There is one grantee with two delegate agencies. They serve 368 children and families.
 
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Arkansas Better Chance was created in 1991 to offer high-quality early education services to children birth to five exhibiting developmental/socioeconomic risk factors. In 2003, the program was expanded to serve low‐income three and four‐year old children. ABC for School Success, serves over 24,000 children in a variety of programs including Head Start.