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 16, 2019

Clothing and Food Drive at Southwest Head Start

staff show off clothing that has been donated for families

Southwest Head Start sponsored a clothing and food drive for families. Staff and families donated gently used clothes. Parents who need clothing or food can pick up what they need.  


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.    


Fire Fighters Visit Southwest Head Start

preschool class in front of a fire truck

Thank you Little Rock Fire Department for visiting our children and teaching them about fire safety.  Firefighters can be scary for young children.  Getting to learn why you wear all your gear and exploring your fire truck helped us learn that Firefighters are here to help us.      


December 2, 2019

LRPD Visit Southwest Head Start

lrpd officer holding children

Little Rock Police Officers visited our students and helped them learn how police protect us and keep us safe.  Children got to see the the lights, hear the sirens and sit in the backseat of a police car.  Thank you LRPD for building relationships with our children.


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…


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