Arkansas Better Chance Program
- Targeted Pre-K Policy (3-Year-Olds)
- Targeted Pre-K Policy (4-Year-Olds)
Created in 1991, the Arkansas Better Chance Program (ABC) provides targetedTargeted Pre-k: Pre-k programs in which eligibility is limited by child or family characteristics, most commonly income., high-quality care for children from birth to age five who exhibit developmental and/or socioeconomic risk factors. In 2003, this initiative expanded to include the Arkansas Better Chance for School Success (ABCSS), which folded in a set of legislation aiming to support 3- and 4-year-old children in households experiencing poverty (up to 200% of the federal poverty level.) ABC/ABCSS includes center-based programs, home visiting programs, and family child care programs. As of 2022, the program serves 29% of the state’s 4-year-olds and 17% of the state’s 3-year-olds.
Arkansas Better Beginnings. (n.d.). Arkansas Better Chance.
National Institute for Early Education Research. (2023). Arkansas.
Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. (n.d.). Arkansas Better Chance Program.
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- The state population is 5,717,184
- The percentage of children under 6 with all available parents in the workforce is 76%
- The rural percentage is 28.1%
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- The state population is 3,045,637
- The percentage of children under 6 with all available parents in the workforce is 67%
- The rural percentage is 44.5%