Early Childhood

  • The Fort Smith Public Schools Preschool Program has been in existence since Arkansas Better Chance for School Success (ABCSS) awarded funding in 2003.  Registration for preschool services is located at Parker Center, 811 North T Street. 

    • The district now houses 28 preschool classrooms in each elementary building with the exception of Trusty Elementary School.
    • The FSPS Preschool Program is a licensed childcare center and is in good standing with the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education Child Care Licensing Unit.
    • FSPS preschool services are supported financially through the ABCSS grant, Child Care Development Funds - Federal Prekindergarten Grant (CCDF-FPK), local partnership donations and district match funding.
    • The FSPS Preschool Program serves children ages three to four years old whose families are income-eligible.
    • Utilizing grant funds, FSPS provides non-special education preschool services to approximately 560 children.
Preschool students in a classroom.
  • For further information, please contact:

    Sarah Biggs

    Dr. Sarah Yancey
    Supervisor of Early Childhood Education
    479.784.8182, Ext. 73533