Our Mission: Building a stronger community by empowering children and families with skills essential to their success.

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National Head Start Association

Arkansas Head Start Association

Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce

West Memphis Chamber of Commerce

Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce

Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce

Newport Area Chamber of Commerce

Cross County Chamber of Commerce

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Arkansas Early Learning, Inc. is a non-profit organization as classified under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions could be tax deductible (see 26 U.S.C. § 170).

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Regina Arvon-Chandler, Obstetrician
From Head Start student to High Risk Obstetrician.

Children At PlayChildren SittingArkansas Early Learning, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to serve the needs of children and families throughout the State of Arkansas. One of our core beliefs is that everyone, no matter what their circumstances, deserves an opportunity for a better life.  Our goal is to provide early childhood education and other family services to the most vulnerable Arkansans through the acquisition of grant funding coupled with the generosity of community citizens, businesses, and volunteers.  Being the absolute best stewards of public funds is an important part of our mission.  For this reason we will use innovative program design techniques and a strong Information Technology department to streamline services and processes.  This assures the delivery of these services maintains quality while running at peak efficiency.  

Arkansas Early Learning, Inc. currently operates 20 locations in Arkansas including Head Start programs in Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Jackson, and Poinsett Counties.  These quality preschool centers are located in Jonesboro, Paragould, West Memphis, Wynne, Swifton, Earle, Trumann, Caraway, Newport, Harrisburg, Marked Tree, & Weiner, Arkansas.


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Arkansas Early Learning, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of the USDA Food Program. Meals will be available at no separate charge or at a reduced charge for National School Lunch Program and at no charge for Child and Adult Care Food Program participants enrolled at the participating institution(s) listed below. In accordance with Federal law and the United States Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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