Jonesboro Pre-K’s First Class is All Grown Up

Fourteen years ago, in August 2004, the Jonesboro, Arkansas, School District launched its first pre-K program. The Jonesboro Pre-K Center was licensed for 186 early learners and was housed in the newly renovated Jonesboro Administration Building on Flint Street....

Standing Up for Kids During the 2018 Elections

Note: AACF Executive Director Rich Huddleston released the following comments at our March 1 Voters’ Guide Press Conference at the Arkansas State Capitol. A full video of that event, which includes comments from the other speakers, can be seen...

Long Overdue: CHIP Agreement Reached

Update: Good news alert! The budget deal approved early this morning (Feb. 9th) extends Children’s Health Insurance Program funding for 10 years, along with funding for two years for community health centers and several other provisions that will improve...