EOA Children's Services

Our Mission is Empowering Children and Families to Learn, Connect, and Succeed.

Important Phone Numbers

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-482-5964

NEw covid-19 update as of February 22, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We appreciate your patience and understanding this school year as we continue navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize the stressors of the pandemic have impacted everyone in some capacity.

EOA remains committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment for your child. We continue to adapt our policies to match the environmental factors around us.  Washington County has demonstrated a downward trend in positive cases throughout our communities in February, so we are once again adjusting our COVID-19 Screening Questions and policies to minimize disruptions to EOA services.  The updated screening questions can be viewed below.

Beginning Monday, February 28, 2022, EOA child care centers will notify you anytime a child or staff member in your child’s classroom tests positive for COVID-19.  You will have the choice to continue sending your child to school or to keep your child at home for five days and watch for symptoms.  If you choose to self-quarantine, we will excuse your child for up to five school days.  

By continuing to provide services, we hope this will eliminate any additional burden on working families who are at risk of losing their employment due to mandatory classroom closures.  It will also provide parents with the option to keep their child at home if they have the ability to do so.  

Most importantly, EOA will continue to support you and your family to the best of our ability as we continue to monitor the safety of our children, families and staff.  Our mask policy will remain in effect, and you will continue to receive notifications regarding positive COVID-19 cases in your child’s classroom.  

If you have any questions, please speak with your Family Advocate or email info@eoaheadstart.org and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Child COVID-19 Screening Questions

(Health screening questions to be asked at time of drop-off each day)

1.  Has your child or anyone in your household tested positive for COVID-19? 

2.   Have you or your child been in direct contact with someone outside of the home who is confirmed to  have COVID-19?  The CDC defines “close contact” as being approximately 6 feet from a person with COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more.

3.    Has your child experienced any of the following COVID-19 related signs or symptoms? These symptoms indicate a possible illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn and also put them at risk for spreading illness to others (Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, sore throat, new uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline), diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or new onset of severe headache, especially with a fever)

Notice to Parents:


Central Office, 1643 E Huntsville Road, Fayetteville AR 72701                                 Phone 479-521-5571

Ivory M Conley Center, 1225 Wood Ave, Fayetteville AR 72701                               Phone 479-571-4710

Ellen Smith Center, 2052 S Garland Ave, Fayetteville AR 72701                               Phone 479-443-1840

Old Farmington Rd Center, 2350 W. Old Farmington Rd, Fayetteville AR 72701   Phone 479-435-9120

West Washington County Center, 901 S Mitchell Ave, Lincoln AR 72744                Phone 479-824-5995

Oak Center, 500 Oak Avenue, Springdale AR 72764                                                   Phone 479-751-4430

Springdale Airport Center, 800 Charles Ave, Springdale AR 72764                          Phone 479-751-9461

Pat Walker Center for Children, 260 Victory Lane, Springdale AR 72764                Phone 479-927-1232

North Street Early Head Start Center, 764 W North Street, Fayetteville                 Phone 479-332-4857

Questions?  Contact us at applications@eoawc.org