What is Head Start about?


Head Start's meets each child's individual developmental needs More »

Health Services

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Family & Community

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Head Start serves children with disabilities More »


Families learn how to meet each child's nutritional needs More »


UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 928 children at 16 sites throughout Pulaski County.  The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family.  The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.

Success Stories

When an organization seeks to put forth credibility, it tends to look into its past and find people and events that shed light upon the trustworthiness of that organization. So when UAMS Head Start was looking for individuals to speak about their program and its history, they couldn't have picked a better spokesperson than Georgia Walker.

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Stuff the Stockings

Help us make sure every child gets a toy this holiday season!!  Are you and your community group or work team looking to give back this holiday season?  How about sponsoring a UAMS Head Start classroom by providing each child with a wrapped gift for the holiday season!  UAMS Head Start is a federally funded early childhood program that serves low-income children 6 weeks to 5 years old and their families by helping children gain the skills they need to be successful in school and helping families become self-sufficient.

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Calendar of Events

2015-2016 Enrollment

Register for the 2016-2017 Program Year


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