Arkansas Better Chance

The Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program, commonly known as the ABC program, was created for three, four, and five year old children whose family’s gross income does not exceed the 200% of the Federal poverty level. Our objective is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes development and enhances learning for each child. We strive to establish relationships with the families of the children in our care and to collaborate with our community members to deliver high quality Early Education services.

The program utilizes a written overall curriculum plan that covers topics like cultural diversity, social and emotional development, and language skills. Children participate in a daily schedule that includes indoor/outdoor activities, quiet/active activities, individual/group activities, fine/gross motor skill-building activities, and children/teacher initiated activities. A schedule of each days activities will be posted in each classroom. The curriculum was designed to maximize children’s success when they start elementary school.

Early years are learning years and Quality Child Care Early Learning Center operates all of our programs, including ABC, with this in mind. 

Enrollment Information 

To be eligible for the ABC Program, the following requirements set by the Arkansas Department of Education must be met:

  • Children must be three years old on or before August 1st of the school year to enter the three year old class or four or five years old on or before August 1st to enter the four year old class. 
  • Gross family income shall not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • The child must reside in an area where an ABC program is in place and a space for the child to attend is available. (Note: to receive special education services, a child must reside within certain district/co-op lines.)

Visit our Enrollment & Attendance page for more information.