Supporting Early Learning


Early childhood education is critically important to long-term student success, but Arkansas must improve both quality and access.


In 2017, Forward Arkansas successfully made the case to the Governor’s office to increase funding for the Arkansas Better Chance Program to $3 million per year, permanently. Since then, our team has continued to advocate for increases in educator compensation. We also secured funding for scholarships allowing mid-career early childhood educators to pursue more education, ultimately improving early childhood programs.