Celebrating 48 Years of Service

Black River Area Development Corporation is the grantee for the BRAD Head Start/Early Head Start program. BRAD is a community action agency serving Clay, Lawrence and Randolph counties in Northeast Arkansas. The Head Start/Early Head Start program serves 137 preschool children in Head Start and 96 infants and toddlers in Early Head Start. We also have state funded Pre-K programs serving 180, 3 to 5 year old children and Arkansas Better Chance serving 39 preschoolers and 48 infants & toddlers.

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Pajamas and Books

  All of the children at James W. Graves Child Development Center recently received a gift of new pajamas and books. These were provided through the generosity of the Pajama Program, a charitable organization that delivers warm sleepwear and nurturing books to children in need to ensure a safe and comfortable bedtime. The children, families and staff at James W. Graves Child Development Center
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Representative Joe Jett Visits VAEHS

Arkansas House of Representatives Member, Joe Jett, visited the Virginia Atkison Center On March 21, 2014.

Car Seat Safety Checks

Health & Safety Manager, Melinda Calhoun and Randolph County Family Service Worker, Sandy Borreson conducting a Car Seat Check Clinic at Pocahontas Black River Center on March 20th.