Head Start

Ozark Opportunities Head Start Program has 440 slots to serve low income children from Baxter, Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and Van Buren counties. Specific Program information can be found at the Arkansas Head Start Association website: http://arheadstart.org/start/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=93&Itemid=122

Provides children from low-to-moderate income families an environment in which they may develop to their fullest potential intellectually, physically, emotionally, and socially. Benefits include health care, nutritional meals for the children, and social services for the family.

The federally funded Head Start program serves low-income three and four year old children and their families. The purpose is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families. There are 19 Head Start grantees in Arkansas serving 10,011 children and families in all 75 counties.