Education Services

Children musicAt FACT we offer a wide array of program oprions for birth to five year olds children. We offer Early Head Start (center based and home based), Head Start (center based and home based), and Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) services. The overall goal of our program is to bring about a greater degree of school readiness and social competence in children of low-income families. Social competence is a child’s everyday effectiveness in dealing with present environment and later responsibilities in school and life. We strive to address our children's needs in all areas of development- physical, social, emotional, and cognitive-and to provide support and assistance to all those who affect the child's development. We honor issues of cultural relevance, diversity and inclusion, through our validation of the individual strengths of the enrolled children and their families.

Accreditation

High quality child care and early childhood education sets the stage for how well our children learn, how they think of themselves and how they interact with their world. We as parents, child care providers, educators and citizens have a responsibility to make sure all of our children have the very best experiences they can. FACT, Inc. participates in the Better Beginnings program, Arkansas’s Quality Rating Improvement System, which has been developed to do just that. Better Beginnings emphasizes parents’ understanding of the value of quality child care while providing them with an on-line vehicle for identifying and locating quality child care providers in their communities.

Better Beginnings also gives Arkansas child care providers valuable tools for improving the quality of their programs at every level. By establishing recognized standards of excellence and providing a mechanism for providers to meet or exceed these standards, the quality of child care in Arkansas will continually improve and our children will get the start they need to be happy, healthy and productive citizens.
 

FACT firmly believes that the lives of young children and their families can be enriched and strengthened by the quality of the educational program provided to them. The quality of the program depends on several factors:

  • Providing a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Providing a developmentally appropriate curriculum that addresses all areas of development-social, emotional, cognitive and physical.
  • Providing learning experiences within the context of children’s culture and community; and
  • Working in partnership with parents to plan, implement and evaluate the educational experiences provided for children and families.
 
Scheduled Educational Interactions with Families:
  • Volunteering in the classroom
  • Attending agency trainings
  • Attending monthly parent meetings
  • Parent questionnaire
  • Two home visits Fall/Spring
  • Parent conferences Fall/Spring
  • Transitioning of children from FACT Pre-K to the public school system