BRAD Child Development Programs

Serving 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.

WRECDC Mixing Ingredients

Process experience – The Wise Owls helping Ms. Erica add and mix together the ingredients to make corn casserole. When it was finished baking they got to taste what they helped cook 👨‍🍳


The Brilliant Bugs at BRECDC had a parade during music and movement today! 

BRCDC Collects for Alma Spikes Backpack Program

Our November Community Outreach Project was collecting food for the Backpack Program at Alma Spikes Elementary. We want to say thank you to all of our families for participating and helping us give back to the community!