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.

Cardboard Box Masterpieces

The Eager Elephants discussed last week about what they could do with their cardboard box. They made a plan and this week created a masterpiece!! Each side and each end is something different including furniture inside! Great job Eager Elephants!!

Remembering Ms. Ruby

We are sad to announce the passing of Ms. Ruby Killian. Ms. Ruby has been part of our family since 1983. She worked as a family service worker up until her illness. Ms. Ruby was a passionate and committed advocate for young children, tirelessly working to ensure that they had appropriate support in order to allow them to succeed in school and in life. She was

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Homework Champions

The Mighty Monkey’s Celebration for being the Homework champions for the month of December. They made celebration hats to wear in their parade through the center. Way to go Monkeys! Way to go to the parents for completing their child’s homework log. Keep up the good work.