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 as of 11/30/2021
Mask Requirements to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start Programs

The Office of Head Start has released a new mask requirement for anyone ages 2 and older, effective immediately. The details are listed below. Ask your Family Advocate or Center Director for more information. Disposable face masks will be provided for all children ages 2+ while attending EOA Head Start programs.

Mask Requirement

Universal masking is required for all individuals 2 years of age and older when:

  • Indoors in a setting when Head Start services are provided.

  • Two or more individuals are in a vehicle owned, leased, or arranged by the Head Start program.

  • Outdoors in crowded settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people. OHS notes that being outdoors with children inherently includes sustained close contact for the purposes of caring for and supervising children.


  • Children and adults when they are either eating or drinking.

  • Children when they are napping.

  • The narrow subset of individuals who cannot safely wear a mask because of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), consistent with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on disability exemptions.

  • When a child's health care provider advises an alternative face covering to accommodate the child's special health care needs.

Timeline – This requirement is effective immediately upon publication of the IFC on Nov. 30, 2021.

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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

Questions? Contact us at info@eoaheadstart.org