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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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Appointment of External Auditor

Arkansas Early Learning, Inc. (AEL), an Arkansas 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation and Head Start grantee, invites proposals for appointment of external auditor from reputed firms, public accountants or a Federal, State, or local government audit organization, which meets the general standards specified in generally accepted government accounting standards (GAGAS). Sealed bids are invited from interested firms. Interested Firms may collect the RFP document by accessing the following web site URL: http://arearlylearning.org/rfp.

Arkansas Early Learning, Inc.
Attn: Julia Springer, Fiscal Officer
2200 E Matthews Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Tel: 870-931-1172 Ext 118

“Arkansas Early Learning, Inc. (“Agency”) reserves the right to amend or alter any of the items and conditions with respect to the audit services. Final decisions pertaining the audit services rest with the Board of Directors”

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