News and Events


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…


May 27, 2019

Kennedy Head Start Gardens

trying leaving greens from our garden

The children at Kennedy enjoy planting and watering their garden. The children enjoy working in it by, pulling the weeds out, so that their vegetables can grow. The teachers talk with the children in the classroom about each plant that is growing, they measure and observe the changes weekly. The joy for children and staff…


May 20, 2019

Mother/Son Event

mother posing with child

Thank you Mothers and Mother Figures who came out to support their young child’s education.  41 Mothers and Mother Figures attended this event with their sons. The theme of the event was I Love You Forever. Each family received a copy of the classic children’s book. “I Love You Forever”  We had several activities including…



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