Head Start

Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families through agencies in their local community. The Head Start program is authorized by the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007.


HS Principles

Head Start supports the mental, social, and emotional development of children from age 3 to 5. Services are responsive to each family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.


Head Start programs promote school readiness by:

  • Engaging families
  • Teaching & Measuring skills
  • Working together with schools and more

Why Should You Choose Us?

At Arkansas Early Learning, our goals of school readiness for your child parrallel your own. As a community based non-profit program funded by generous donors, volunteers, and the Office of Head Start we can continuously focus on improvement and quality instead of profit margins.

Enrolling in the Arkansas Early Learning Head Start program means you want your child to be ready for school. We adhere to federal and state standards for preschool education. We encourage the role of parents as their child's first and most important teachers and build relationships with families that support positive parent-child relationships, family well-being, and connections to peers and community.

Our Head Start program supports the mental, social, and emotional development of children from age 3 to 5. In addition to education services, we provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Head Start services are responsive to each child and family's ethnic, cultural, and linguistic heritage.

All Arkansas Early Learning locations are Arkansas Better Beginnings quality accredited centers.

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Quality Education

We ENHANCE your child's social and congnitive development.


Parent Partnerships

We emphasize parent engagement and male involvement.


Comprehensive Services

Education, Health, Dental, Nutrition, and more services.


School Readiness

We give your child a Head Start preparing for kindergarten.

Our Success Means

Today's AEL graduates are tomorrow's high school and college graduates.

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