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 Federal Head Start Program

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. [Source:AHSA] 

Data from the Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office 
The Head Start State Collaboration Offices were created by the federal government to give a visible presence for Head Start at the state level. The Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office was created in 1996. [Source:AHSA] 

Map and Federally Funded AHSA Programs
There are 19 Head Start grantees in Arkansas serving 10,011 children and families in all 75 counties.[Source:AHSA]