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Hello Everyone!
The AHSA Class Institute Planning and Board meeting has been CANCELLED due to bad weather in 21 counties across the state that is listed for dangerous roads and conditions.
We have re-scheduled the meeting for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, whereby, we will have all three meetings on the same day.  Please refer to the schedule listed below:
Wednesday, February 3rd
10:00 a.m. - Institute Planning Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 4 Class Meetings
3:00 p.m. - AHSA Board Meeting
Please make arrangements in your schedule for these changes.  Thank you for your patience and be safe on the roads.
Pam Draper
(via Jackie Govan)

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Jacqualine Govan Deana Howell    
Collaboration Director Admin Services Mgr




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Wed Feb 03 @11:30AM - 12:30PM
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Head Start programs serve 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, other services.  There are 20 Head Start grantees in Arkansas serving 8,775 children and families.
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Early Head Start (EHS) program serves low-income families with infants and toddlers and pregnant women. The purpose of EHS is to promote healthy prenatal outcomes for pregnant women, enhance the development of very young children, and promote healthy family functioning. There are 10 Early Head Start grantees serving 1,167 children and families.
Migrant/Seasonal Head Start programs serve children birth to five years of age and their families. Migrant families move from one geographic location to another for agriculture work. Seasonal families work primarily in seasonal agriculture and have not moved in two years. There is one grantee with two delegate agencies. They serve 368 children and families.
Arkansas Better Chance was created in 1991 to offer high-quality early education services to children birth to five exhibiting developmental/socioeconomic risk factors. In 2003, the program was expanded to serve low‐income three and four‐year old children. ABC for School Success, serves over 24,000 children in a variety of programs including Head Start.