Early Head Start

Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families.


EHS Principles

Early Head Start principles are designed to nurture healthy attachments between parent and child (and child and caregiver).


We emphasize a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach to services. Emphasis includes:

  • An Emphasis on High Quality
  • Parent Involvement
  • Transition planning, 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 Early Head Start program means you want your child to be ready for preschool and beyond. 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 Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. Early Head Start programs are available to the family until the child turns 3 years old and is ready to transition into Head Start or another pre-K program. Early Head Start helps families care for their infants and toddlers through early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive services. Like our Head Start program, Early Head Start begins to support the mental, social, and emotional development of enrolled children. In addition to education services, we provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. Early 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 Preschool and beyond.

Our Success Means

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

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