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.

College Scholarships

Are you or someone you know a Head Start/Early Head Start parent, a former student, volunteer, staff or friend and going to college next fall? If so contact me to find out how you can get a scholarship packet and applications for $500 scholarships through Region VI Head Start. Contact Karla Ohlson at 870-886-6088 or come by 702 State St for more information.

Mrs. Judy Swann Retires

After over 34 years as a BRAD employee, Judy Swann clocked out for the last time today. Her strong work ethic as a Center Director sets a very high standard and earned her the respect of every person she encountered. In her time at BRAD, she inspired and encouraged everyone to represent our program to the best of their ability. You could always count

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Mail & Friendship

Thank you so much to the parent who had postal shirts made and donated for our students to enjoy while studying “Mail & Friendship Unit.”