AECCS assists with coordinating and integrating statewide systems that support families and communities in the development of all children so that they are healthy and ready to learn. The Program also supports the State’s plan to coordinate the activities, services, leadership, and resources of public and private agencies and organizations. In turn, this Plan assists families and communities in providing for the healthy physical, social, and emotional development of young children, primarily birth to eight years of age.
The following documents and webpages support the ABC program.
The purpose of the Arkansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (AECCS) Partnership Council includes the following:
Provision of a communication forum with an early childhood focus.
Interaction with/coordination of strategies and action steps from related early childhood initiatives, including ABCD (Assuring Better Child Health Development) and System of Care/Children’s Behavioral Health Commission
Building consensus around early childhood policies and priorities, including AECCS’ areas of concern: early care and education, family support, parent education, medical homes, and social-emotional health
Guiding the AECCS implementation plans including components like ABCD and others designed to improve outcomes for children.
Early Care and Education Work Group
Family Support/Parent Education Work Group
Medical Homes Work Group
Social-Emotional Health Work Group