News and Events


March 27, 2020

School Closed through April 17th

Subject Line:  Important – UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start Dear UAMS Head Start Families, We want to take this time to confirm that UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start classes will be closed until April 17th  in accordance with the Governor’s Announcement due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.  UAMS Head Start is scheduled to reopen…


March 17, 2020

Talking with Children About Coronavirus

There’s a lot of news coverage about the outbreak of COVID-19 and it can be overwhelming for parents and frightening to kids. Here are some common questions children might ask, and suggested talking points help children understand the coronavirus and reassure them on how to stay safe: What is coronavirus? There is a new sickness…


March 12, 2020

All Schools Closed 3/13-3/30 2020

Dear, Families, As many are aware, the state’s first case of the coronavirus was reported Wednesday morning. The UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start program does NOT have a confirmed case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in any of our programs but we are remaining proactive. Out of caution, and with guidance from UAMS and Little Rock…


December 18, 2019

St. Augustine Head Start Father Event

fathers at event

Thank you to our Fathers and Father Figures who came out to support the children at St. Augustine Head Start.  We had a great time making a hand-print mural, playing outside and eating lunch.                                      


December 9, 2019

UAMS Head Start on Channel 11

two Head Start girls listening to a story

Head Start kids were the willing audience for a reading of the Grinch, but they didn’t like the idea of someone stealing Christmas! Watch the story on the THV11 website.    


November 25, 2019

Parent Resource Directories Now Available Online

2019-2020 Parent Resource Directory 2019-2020 Conectando Niños y Familias a Servicios y Recursos de la Comunidad


October 18, 2019

Stuff the Stocking is Back!!

Sponsors deliver gifts to children

Every year generous sponsors fulfill the holiday wishes of more than 700 children in the UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start program by adopting a classroom as part of the “Stuff the Stockings” program. Classes are available now to adopt. Adopting a Head Start/Early Head Start classroom means providing one wrapped gift to each child in a classroom. The classrooms…


June 17, 2019

King Head Start Mommy and Me Day

Mother poses with child

Mommy and Me Day was held at UAMS King Head Start on Friday, March 1, 2019. 43 moms attended the fun filled event, some moms and children dressed alike.  Everyone participated in an arts and crafts activity, took pictures and enjoyed a special breakfast.  


June 10, 2019

Mother’s Day Celebration at Kennedy Head Start

mother and child

In honor of Mother’s Day UAMS Kennedy Head Start, hosted “Muffins with Moms” It was a fun-filled morning with Moms engaging with each other and their children. Moms snacked on an assortment of muffins, cinnamon rolls, juice and water. This event was a great opportunity to build family engagement in our Head Start Program.  The…


June 3, 2019

Cooking Class Spring 2019

Woman sauteing vegetables in a pan

Our HS, EHS and Partnership parents and family members participated in the 6 weeks Cooking Matters course.  This program helps parents and caregivers, struggling with limited food budgets, learn how to shop for and cook healthy, affordable meals.  After the parents learned about healthy eating and cooking, they participated in cooking healthy dishes during each…



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