Early Childhood and Schools
Collaborate with parents and communities to create a unified environment that promotes healthy eating and physical activity for children from birth through the 12th grade.
Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month, at 1:30 p.m., on the 3rd floor of the Executive Building, at 2020 W. Third, Little Rock, AR 72205
Programs are being developed across the state that improve access to healthy foods and increased physical activity for pre-school children and in schools. Some of these important programs include:
Better Beginnings, Arkansas’s Quality Rating Improvement System is a program of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Childcare and Early Childhood Education.
Through the Child Wellness Intervention Project (CWIP), grants are provided to schools by the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission to increase active physical education.
Joint Use Agreement funding made possible through the 2007 tobacco tax increase. Grants are administered by the Arkansas Department of Education and provided to schools in partnership with their community to share use of facilities to increase access to safe places for children and families to be physically active.