Children & Youth

Community Action Agencies administer over 125 of the state’s Head Start schools, which provide crucial high-quality early education and, in many cases, much-needed nutrition to Arkansas’s low-income children. Other youth services include child care food programs, prevention resources centers for drug awareness education, and home instruction for parents of preschoolers. Children’s House in Springdale, administered by the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County, is the nation’s largest long-term center for early childhood abuse prevention and treatment and the only center of its kind in Arkansas.