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About EHS Home-Base Services 


If you are pregnant or have a child under the age of 3 years old and need childcare services, we have a free childcare program just right for you!

Our home-based Early Head Start (EHS) program is designed for families in which the home is the child's primary learning environment.  The home-based option offers services in the private residence of the family receiving services and consists of 90 minute weekly home visits filled with high-quality child development and parent support services.

This home-based program includes socialization opportunities for children and families to engage in activities outside their home.  The home-based program is structured to enhance the parent's knowledge and skills of being the teacher of their child's growth and development while offering


  • Weekly home visits focusing on education and child development

  • Fun, interactive learning activities

  • Socialization activities

  • Health and nutrition information


AEL provides equipment, materials, and activities suited to the age and stage of development of the child to support and stimulate the incredibly rapid physical and cognitive development of children this age including meals and snacks.

To learn more about the Arkansas Early Learning Home-based Early Head Start program or to discuss eligibility, contact us at your earliest convenience.



  • Pregnant women and children ages birth to 3 years old

  • Family qualifier must be at or below 100% of the federal poverty level

  • Child needs a completed physical and dental exam

How to Apply:

Visit one of our Head Start Centers or click here to complete an application online.

Como Aplicar:

Visite uno de nuestros Centros Head Start o haga clic aquí para completar una solicitud en línea.

To apply, you must show:


  • Proof of income for the past 12 months (1040 tax form or W2s)

  • Child's birth certificate or expected due date

  • Parent/guardian identification

  • Child's shot record

  • Child's health insurance card 

  • Completed application

Contact Us:

Click here to contact us by email or call one of the below numbers.

Northeast Regional Office

1901 Woodsprings Rd., Jonesboro, AR 72401

(870) 931-1172

Northwest Regional Office

2308 SE 28th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712

(870) 935-1330

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