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4/15/2019 Member News
Economic Opportunity Agency Expands Early Head Start Services

The Economic Opportunity Agency (EOA) is pleased to announce an expansion of Early Head Start services, made possible by an Early Head Start Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Head Start.

This expansion will enable the EOA Head Start Program to provide early childhood education to an additional 56 infants, toddlers, and pregnant women in the Fayetteville area.

The Early Head Start Expansion Grant includes funding for start-up and operations for an initial one-year grant period, in the amount of $1 million. Expanding infant and toddler services will enable EOA to address an identified community need, as well as achieve a key milestone included in the Agency’s Strategic Plan.

EOA is proud to announce this tremendous opportunity which will have a positive impact on the Fayetteville community and provide an additional high-quality option for children and families in need of Early Head Start services. The Agency anticipates the additional classrooms will be ready for the start of the new school year in August 2019.

Currently, EOA Head Start/Early Head Start serves 272 children ages birth-five in Washington County. Head Start Centers are located in Fayetteville, Springdale, and Lincoln. Through the Early Head Start expansion, EOA will add two more locations in the West Fayetteville area.

EOA is a community action agency with the mission of "empowering children and families to learn, connect, and succeed.” Enriching the Northwest Arkansas community since 1965, EOA's primary programs provide services to young children and families living in poverty. By administering programs designed to address the roots of poverty through a strategic multi-generational approach, EOA connects low-income families with the tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty.

To learn more about EOA, Inc., visit the website at www.eoawc.org.