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Federally-funded head start programs help prepare young children from low-income families, ages birth to five years old, and their parents for the social and educational challenges that young children face as they develop. Each head start program focuses on providing comprehensive services designed to enhance a child's emotional, social, cultural, language, reading, mathematics, science, health and nutrition education.

This head start center locator page contains links to listings of programs offered in the 74 counties in the state of Arkansas. Each listings page contains the name, address and contact information for a specific county's available centers. From that page, use additional links to explore individual center facts, application instructions and directions.

Our head start center locator features the number of head start centers per county in parentheses ( ) to the right of the county names. To see a current list of your county's head start centers, click your county's name.


Arkansas Head Start Program Centers Listed by Counties


Recently Updated Center in Arkansas Head Start Program Database:

Black River Area Development Corporation
Pocahontas AR 72455-3847
8708924547
The federally funded Head Start is a comprehensive child development program that serves qualifying pre-school children and their families. Head Start is a child-focused program and has the overall goal of increasing the school readiness of young children in low-income families.
Central Arkansas Development Council
Benton AR 72015
5013325426
The CADC Head Start program was started in 1967 to give children from low-income families a head start before they enter elementary school. The main focus is to increase the school readiness of young children ages 3 and 4. The program also seeks to help parents and caregivers be empowered to self sufficiency. Children in the program have access to educational resources, health and dental services, nutritional services, and social services. A major function of the CADC Head Start program is family involvement.
Cleveland County School District
Rison AR 71665
8703256324
The Cleveland County School District-Cleveland County Head Start-ABC Program is a non-profit organization providing services to low-income children and families since 1967. Our program is administered by the Cleveland County School District with the District Superintendent serving as the Executive Director. We are comprised of three centers located on the public school campuses of Rison, Kingsland, and Woodlawn. Currently, we are fully enrolled with 108 Head Start Children and 28 children that are a part of a state operated preschool program called Arkansas Better Chance for School Success which is located exclusively in the Rison and Woodlawn Centers.
Community Action Program For Central Arkansas
Conway AR 72034-6517
5013290977
Regional Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development for preschool children.
The Early Childhood Education Department provides child development services and activities, health services, nutrition assistance, special services, for children with disabilities, parental involvement, volunteer participation, staff training and other social and support services to over 1,000 children and their families.
Head Start offers educational programs for children ages 3 to 5 and a wide variet of opportunities and support services for their families. Since 1966, thousands of low income families, from man different backgrounds, joined with Head Start to help their children succeed in school and succeed in life. The Economic Opportunit Agenc (EOA) sponsors eight centers in neighborhoods throughout Washington Country. Ever Head Start Center sponsored b EOA offers a safe, caing environment where both children and parents come to learn, grow and achieve, all at no charge to the families who use these sevices.
Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc.
Van Buren AR 72956-2337
4794749378
Head Start is a federally funded program managed locally by grant awards to non profit agencies such as Head Start Child and Family Services, Inc. Head Start promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.
Mid-Delta Community Services, Inc.
Helena AR 72342-3901
8703386406
The Head Start Program is a pre-school developmental program which provides early education for three to five year old children. There are eight (8) facilities throughout a three (3) county area which includes Phillips, Monroe and Prairie Counties. Activities include a pre-school education curriculum, parent involvement, social services,health and dental screenings, mental health services, developmentally disabled services,family counseling, and volunteer opportunities.
Northcentral Arkansas Development Council, Inc.
Batesville AR 72501-5734
8707933234
Head Start is a nationwide program created in 1967. The program is structured so as to serve the total child, which means the child's physical and mental health, educational needs, speech abilities, dental condition and parent's needs. The children in this program are three to five years old.
Ozark Opportunities, Inc.
Harrison AR 72601-4419
8707419406
The federally funded Head Start program serves 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 and other services to enrolled children and families. There are 19 Head Start grantees in Arkansas serving 10,011 children and families in all 75 counties.