Early Childhood

Early Childhood
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is a home-based early childhood, parent education and family support program designed to empower parents to give their child the best possible start in life. This home-school-community partnership provides parents with critical information on child development from prenatal to age five. Learning opportunities that encourage language skills, intellectual growth, physical development, social skills, and early literacy are provided.

Arkansas Better Chance For School Success (ABCSS) is an early childhood program which receives state funding. Eligibility is based on family income and services target three and four year old children.

Preschool Development Grant (PDG) is an extension of the ABCSS grant and is federally funded.  Eligibility is based on family income and services target three and four year old children.  Classrooms are located at Ballman, Barling, Carnall, Cook, Fairview, Howard, Morrison, Orr, Pike, Spradling, Sutton, Tilles, and Woods.

Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) is an early childhood program which receives federal funding.  Eligibility is based on family income, continuing education hours, and extenuating circumstances are considered according to grant guidelines.  Services target three and four year old children.  Classrooms are located at Barling, Carnall, Tilles, Spradling, and Woods.





PAT Family Roster.pdf

PAT Itinerary.pdf

PAT Monthly Report Home Visitor.pdf

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In compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, the Fort Smith Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, or disability in its employment or educational practices. If you have questions regarding the professional qualifications of your child's teachers or paraprofessionals, you are encouraged to ask Mr. Martin Mahan, Executive Director of Human Resources. • Le invitamos a que hable con la Senor Martin Mahan si usted tiene alguna pregunta sobre las capacitaciones profesionales de los maestros o asistentes de maestros de sus hijos.

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