Arkansas Head Start

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Arkansas Head Start

 

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Jacqualine Govan Deana Howell    
Collaboration Director Admin Services Mgr

 Latest News...

The Arkansas Child Development Early Learning Standards Webinar (June 11, 2015)

If you have any questions, please contact the Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office at 501-371-0740. Here are the links for the videos for the Questions and Answers: Part One and Part Two

 Click here to complete the stakeholder survey: PDF version  Online Version

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Reading is Electric Video

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Arkansas Grade Level Reading Campaign PSA on high quality child care

Latest Events

Sat May 30 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Statewide Fatherhood Training-Blytheville, Arkansas
Sat Jun 06 @ 9:00AM - 01:00PM
Statewide Fatherhood Training-Northwest Arkansas (TBA)
Wed Jul 29 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Institute Committee
Wed Jul 29 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
Parent Class Meeting
Wed Jul 29 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Class Meetings
Thu Jul 30 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
AHSA Board Meeting
Wed Sep 16 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Institute Committee
Wed Sep 16 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
Parent Class Meeting
Wed Sep 16 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Class Meetings
Thu Sep 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.