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Prekindergarten Programs Add To Learning Experience

Posted: April 13, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER • @NWASAMANTHA Jalena Howard, right, watches as Emma Grace Garner, 3, jumps into a foam square during the Pre-K Literacy Fair. during the Pre-K Literacy Fair.

ROGERS -- Numbers and letters, shapes and sharing are hallmarks of early learning and prekindergarten represents a hands-on start to school, educators said.

Web Watch

Prekindergarten

You can search Head Start, Arkansas Better Chance and private prekindergarten facilities through the Arkansas Better Beginnings program. Visit www.arbetterbeginnings.com and select the “find child care” button to search for programs in your area.

At A Glance

State-Funded Programs

Preschool is publicly paid for through the Arkansas Better Choice program in both public and private settings. Public schools can pay for classrooms through grants, but state formula funding is for grades kindergarten through 12. Head Start programs are federally paid for and serve families considered at poverty level.

Source: Staff Report

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