Central Arkansas Development Council Head Start Centers in Saline, Pike, Montgomery, Clark and Hot Spring Counties are currently accepting applications. The free child care centers have openings for 3 & 4 year old children. Saline County residents may apply in the following locations during regular business hours:
- Benton Head Start Center, 321 Edison Avenue. Call 501-315-6456.
- Harmony Grove Head Start Center, 115 School Road (Haskell). Call 501-776-1697
- Paron Head Start Center, 16494 W. 12th Street. Call 501-594-5668
- Shannon Hills Head Start Center, 11925 County Line Road. Call 501-455-4932
CADC Head Start is a free comprehensive child and family development program for low-income families. The main focus is to increase the school readiness of young children. It is designed to help parents and caregivers be empowered to self-sufficiency. Children enrolled have access to educational resources, as well as health and dental services, nutritional services, and social services.
Head Start’s services include early reading and writing, kindergarten readiness, health and nutrition screening, vision and hearing screening, nutritious meals and snacks, disabilities services and family services. While CADC does not provide transportation services, it will assist families in seeking public transportation.
To be eligible to enroll in the Head Start program, a child must be three or four years old. The family must also meet income guidelines. Verification of family income, child’s birth certificate and immunization records are required to complete an application.
CADC is a private nonprofit community action agency that was formed in 1965 to fight and win the “War on Poverty.” The mission of CADC is to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty, to help vulnerable populations achieve their potential, and to build strong communities in Arkansas through Community Action.
For more information, please contact your local Head Start Center. http://cadc.com/locations