Arkansas Head Start

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Calling all Fatherhood Mentors: 

We would like to extend an invitation for you to serve as a mentor for our Statewide Fatherhood and Family Initiative: Fathers Engaged and Empowered to Learn (FEEL).The mission for this initiative is to strengthen family foundations and reverse the absentee fatherhood trend by helping fathers to understand the challenges of parenting, as well as, increase their skills in building and maintaining healthy relationships. Please click the following links for more information: 

Mentor Invitation Letter

Mentor Application

Equity Leaders Action Network Press Release: UNIFIED EFFORT AIMS TO ENSURE ALL CHILDREN IN ARKANSAS REACH THEIR POTENTIAL

New Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards

 

 

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Arkansas Grade Level Reading Campaign PSA on high quality child care

Latest Events

Fri Sep 23 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Institute Committee Meeting
Fri Sep 23 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
Directors, Staff, Friends Class Meetings
Wed Nov 16 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Institute Committee Meeting
Wed Nov 16 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
Parent Class Meeting
Wed Nov 16 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Directors, Staff, Friends Class Meetings
Thu Nov 17 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Board Meeting
Wed Jan 18 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Institute Committee Meeting
Wed Jan 18 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
Parent Class Meeting
Wed Jan 18 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Directors, Staff, Friends Class Meetings
Thu Jan 19 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
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.