Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas Better Chance (ABC)

Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) is a high-quality pre-K for families with a household income below 200 percent of the federal poverty line. (See poverty guidelines). The program is for children ages birth to 5 years old with the majority of the participants being 3- and 4-year-olds. To find a participating ABC provider, use the following link and click the box marked "ABC facility":
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State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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