Debbie Mays

We’re #ThankfulForPrek and thankful for you!

Over the past week, numerous friends and partners have joined AACF and the Good2Great Campaign in sharing why we’re #ThankfulForPreK. We already know that quality pre-K gives our children the educational foundation they need to succeed and teaches them...

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Why are you #ThankfulForPreK?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re thinking now more than ever about the many things we’re thankful for. Quality pre-K programs in Arkansas are at the top of our list. In addition to giving our children the educational...

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NIEER Annual Yearbook Released Today

Today, the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released their annual Yearbook that rates and ranks state’s pre-K programs. There is some good news: enrollment was up by 3,400 children in 2014-2015*, including 3,300 3-year-olds, while maintaining high...

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#PreKstories: Bryant, Arkansas

Quality early education is so important to the development of our youngest Arkansans that more people are speaking up for pre-K programs. We are excited to release the second video of our #preKstories series. You may remember the first...

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Data Book shows need for pre-K funding boost

Arkansas is slipping when it comes to pre-K education. Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases the Kids Count Data Book, featuring new numbers on the well-being of children in Arkansas. Over the past year, we’ve seen a...

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Good 2 Great in Arkansas: an update

Imagine living in a state where every child enrolled in an early education center or a preschool classroom and received the highest quality of education. Imagine that every child left well prepared for not just kindergarten, but the rest...