Early Childhood

Early Childhood Services

The goal of the Early Childhood Department is to identify, locate, and provide services to children ages 3-5 in our co-op area.  Children may qualify for services under IDEA or the Arkansas Better Chance/Arkansas Better Chance for School Success programs.

The Early Childhood Department of South Central Co-Op is comprised of two divisions:

Arkansas Better Chance pre-school classrooms funded by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Classrooms are located in Ouachita, Calhoun, Union and Columbia counties
  • A child is eligible if he/she is age 3 through 5 and meets requirements either by income or has a developmental delay.
  • Instruction is delivered in five day a week, full day programs.
  • Options and services will be discussed that best fit the need of your child.

Special Education

Early Childhood special education services are individually planned to prepare a child for future school success.  Services are provided in a variety of childcare settings including ABC Preschools, Head Start Classrooms, Private Daycare/Preschools, etc.  Children receive services in the areas in which they show a need.

Available Services:

  • Hearing Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Speech/Language Screening
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Developmental Instruction in reasoning/thinking skills, large and small muscle skills, self help skills, social skills and language skills.

Quick Links

Contact Information

South Central Service Cooperative
2235 California AVE SW
Camden, Arkansas 71701

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 870-836-1600