Working with our communities to serve the needs of children and families.
Our success means today's AEL graduates will be tomorrow's high school and college graduates. It also means that their families find support and education in our program.

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AEL's Head Start and Early Head Start programs are more than child care. Your child will experience a research based curriculum structure complete with meals, family services, health services, and more.

The Head Start Difference

Today's AEL graduates are tomorrow's High School and College graduates. Experience the Head Start difference by enrolling today.

Our Mission

We believe everyone deserves an opportunity for a better life. It’s our mission to provide a transformational learning program to help children and families develop the skills essential to their social competency.

Frequently Asked Questions

AEL operates the Head Start and Early Head Start program which is funded by the US Department of Health & Human Services > Administration for Children and Families > Office of Head Start.
AEL provides all supplies needed. This includes all food, diapers, wipes, classroom supplies and more. You may want to provide a change of clothing for your child as we do get active outside.
AEL Head Start and Early Head Start centers are high quality child development centers located in 10 counties in Arkansas: Benton, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Garland, Green, Jackson, Poinsett, Pulaski and Saline.

More Information

AEL is a member of the National Head Start Association and the following Chambers of Commerce: Jonesboro, West Memphis, Rogers/Lowell, Siloam Springs, Paragould, Marked Tree, Newport, Harrisburg, Hot Springs, North Little Rock, & Cross County.
AEL cares about our childrens' environmental future. By implementing paperless systems, we have saved thousands of trees. We have added 1 electric car, 2 plug-in hybrids, and 6 traditional hybrids to our fleet.
Arkansas Early Learning, Inc. is a federally funded non-profit organization as classified under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Charitable contributions could be tax deductible (see 26 U.S.C. § 170). Consult your tax representative for more information.