What we do.

Studies have shown that there is a substantial achievement gap as early as kindergarten between children who live in poverty and those who do not. Head Start aims to reduce that gap by providing low-income children with enrichment and education and by providing parents with resources pertaining to child-raising, as well as housing, employment, healthcare, and a variety of other concerns.

The original Head Start program, founded in 1965, works with preschool-age children between three and five years old and their families. The newer Early Head Start program, founded during Head Start's 1994 reauthorization, works with children less than three years old and their families, and also with pregnant women. The federal government provides eighty percent of the funding for these programs directly to local grantees. The remaining twenty percent must come from in-kind contributions from parents, volunteers, and community members, which may be in the form of monetary contributions, donations of goods or services, or volunteer hours.

Application Forms

Please find our application forms below:

EOA Head Start Employment Form:

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Parent Information

Download our Parent Handbooks:

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Locations Visit us below.

Central Office

1643 E Huntsville Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Fax 479-521-7809

West Washington Co.

901 Mitchell
Lincoln, AR 72744
(479) 824-5995

Ellen Smith Head Start

2052 S. Garland
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 443-1840

Ivory M. Conley

1225 Wood Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 571-4710

Children's House

2577 Lowell Rd
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 927-1232 ext: 2

Oak Ave. Head Start

500 Oak Ave.
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 751-4430

Springdale Head Start

800 Charles Ave
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 751-9461