Increasing Child Care Quality Through Higher Education

Increasing Child Care Quality Through Higher Education

In 2019, the Arkansas Early Childhood Association launched T.E.A.C.H., the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood ® Scholarship Program. Through T.E.A.C.H., early childhood educators receive scholarships and paid time off to take classes to obtain...

Working Together for Children in Monroe County

Working Together for Children in Monroe County

The Excel by Eight Steering Committee operates as an extension of the health and education partnerships of the Monroe County Children in Trust (MCCIT). MCCIT is a coalition of community partners that implements interventions to support families in need. The committee...

Partnering for Literacy in Independence County

Partnering for Literacy in Independence County

Led by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Excel By Eight in Independence County is building on existing educational initiatives with its intentional focus on children from birth to age eight. As the group moved through its planning process, it identified five...

Excel by Eight Planning in Conway County

Excel by Eight Planning in Conway County

The Conway County Community Foundation convened an E8 Steering Committee that includes three public school districts, a multifaceted youth and family service organization and family representatives. Participating organizations provided opportunities to get input on...

Task Force Leads in Sevier County

Task Force Leads in Sevier County

The Excel By Eight Task Force in Sevier County is a committee of an existing community development initiative, Sevier County Coalition, that works hand-in-hand with economic development efforts in the area to ensure connections across the resource grid are transparent...