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Excel by Eight (E8) envisions a state where all children have access to quality health care and education that maximizes their full potential, regardless of gender, income, race/ethnicity, disability, or geography. We are committed to increasing children’s health and...

Child Care Challenges in Rural Arkansas

Children begin learning before they are even born. The brain development that takes place during the early part of a child’s life is the foundation of learning, behavior, and health. Quality educational settings and early child care are key to maximizing brain...
Breaking Down Brain Development

Breaking Down Brain Development

Dr. Nikki Edge A child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change between birth and age three. In fact, by age three, the brain has reached 80 percent of its adult volume. Because a child’s developing brain is most flexible during the earliest months...
State of Child Care in Arkansas

State of Child Care in Arkansas

It is every parent’s dream for their children to be happy and healthy. But many Arkansas parents are forced to choose between working to ensure their families’ financial stability or providing quality child care. Unfortunately, without access to quality child...
Healthier Smiles = Healthier Children

Healthier Smiles = Healthier Children

Oral health is a key indicator of children’s success. When kids experience cavities, it affects their abilities to eat, speak, play, and learn. Left untreated, tooth decay can lead to chronic absences, lower grades, and scores of adverse health and education outcomes....