BRAD Child Development ProgramsServing Clay, Lawrence and Randolph Counties in Northeast Arkansas for 50 years, Black River Area Development Corporation is a Community Action Agency and the grantee for BRAD Child Development Programs which includes Head Start, Early Head Start, Arkansas Better Chance, State pre-k and after school care programs. The Head Start program serves 137 preschool children, Early Head Start serves 96 infant/toddlers, State pre-k will potentially serve 180 children. Centers are located in Pocahontas in Randolph County, Corning, Piggott, and Rector in Clay County, and Walnut Ridge in Lawrence County.
The children at Black River Child Development Center performed at the Eddie Mae Herron Center's Dr. Martin Luther King, JR Day celebration at the Pocahontas Community Center.Learn more
Center News Adventures in Parenting is Jan. 5 – 16 We will be open on Martin Luther King, JR Day We will close at 2:15 on January 30th for a staff meeting. Bad Weather Policy: We follow the Pocahontas School District’s bad weather policy. We close when they close. If the public school dismisses early we will dismiss at the same time. Watch KAIT8Learn more
Head Start has helped my family in so many ways. I feel that the staff, and everyone who comes into contact with my child, make a positive impact on my child’s learning, education, and emotional health.
My daughter has been a “Cool Cow” for 2 years. She not only has learned so much, but BRAD HS/EHS has given her confidence and prepared her for Kindergarten.