Arkansas Head Start

Welcome to the Website for the Arkansas Head Start Association and Arkansas Head Start State Collaboration Office

UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start

UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start provides services to 840 Head Start and 88 Early Head Start children and families in Pulaski County.


uamscdiehs For more information on this program, please contact:

Dr. Charles Feild
1120 Marshall
Little Rock, AR 72202
Telephone: (501) 570-5000
Fax: (501) 570-5011

Tyra Larkin, Head Start Director
7415 Colonel Glen
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Telephone: (501) 570-5007
Fax: (501) 570-5011


For questions about enrollment application status, please call (501) 570-5000



The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Head Start/ Early Head Start Program is to teach, search and to serve.  This is obtained by offering health, education, and social services in Pulaski County through programs, which promote the growth and development of preschool children and strengthens family members for their roles as parents and contributing members of the community.




Tyra Larkin: Head Start Director

Patricia Price: Head Start Consultant
Antonio Abad: Oral Health Specialist
Angela Brown: Nutrition Enrichment Specialist
Katrina Bryant: Health Enrichment Specialist
Sharon Burnett: Health Enrichment Specialist
Kathy Bubin: Early Head Start Health Disabilities Enrichment Specialist
Kinsey Carr: Training Development Specialist
Mary Hamilton: Health Enrichment Specialist
Krista Huddleston: Education Technology Resource Specialist
Judy Jackson: Maintenance, Property & Transportation Manager
Margie Kelly: Infant & Toddler Education Research Specialist
Nicki Kinley: Mental Health Program Manager
Yojaina Loyd: Multicultural Enrichment Specialist
Cugini Madison: ERSEA Resource Specialist
Dee Mclemore: Education Resource Specialist
Joyce Moore: Nurse Practitioner
Hellen Reichard: Data Entry Specialist
Ben Richardson: Chief Financial Officer
Ora Russell: Disabilities Resource Specialist
Maria Ruvalcaba: Parent Volunteer Enrichment Specialist
Tina Smith: Nutrition Resource Specialist
Carla Turpin: Purchasing Specialist
Eva Williams: Family & Community Partnership Specialist
Terri Wright: Human Resource Specialist



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