• Arkansas Better Chance Program (ABC)


    Division of Elementary and Secondary Education


    The Arkansas Better Chance for School Success Program, commonly known as the ABC program, was created for three, four, and five year old children whose family’s gross income does not exceed the 200% of the Federal poverty level. Our objective is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes development and enhances learning for each child. We strive to establish relationships with the families of the children in our care and to collaborate with our community members to deliver high quality Early Education services.


    The program utilizes a written overall curriculum plan that covers topics like cultural diversity, social and emotional development, and language skills. Children participate in a daily schedule that includes indoor/outdoor activities, quiet/active activities, individual/group activities, fine/gross motor skill-building activities, and children/teacher initiated activities. A schedule of each day's activities will be posted in each classroom. The curriculum was designed to maximize children’s success when they start elementary school.

    Arkansas Early Learning Standards: Birth to 60 months