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Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings, a program of the Arkansas Department of Human Services, connects Arkansas families with information and care that helps their children experience a safe, happy, healthy childhood. Better Beginnings is designed to improve the level of quality in childcare and early childhood education programs across the state. Better Beginnings distinguishes the quality of each Arkansas child care facility by a 1, 2 and 3-star rating system and gives Arkansas providers valuable tools for improving the quality of their programs at every level.

My School Info

My School Info allows the public to search and compare public schools and districts from across the State in a variety of ways. Parents can get a jump start on what schools will best fit the needs of their family with just a few clicks of the mouse. The data presented on the Arkansas Department of Education’s website is periodically updated and reflective of information submitted by schools and districts.

Brighter Future 529 Plan

The Brighter Future 529 Plan is an educational savings account that offers up to $10,000 in state tax deductions for contributions. Savings in Brighter Future 529 can grow tax-deferred through a variety of investment options. Money can be withdrawn tax-free to pay for qualified higher education and vocational school costs like tuition, room and board, computers, and supplies at universities throughout Arkansas and the U.S. Funds may also be used for qualified tuition expenses at trade schools, K-12 private and parochial schools, for payments on existing student loan debt, and for apprenticeship programs. Family and friends can contribute to 529 Plans. Start saving at

Arkansas ABLE Plan

There’s no limit to what people with disabilities can do. With Arkansas ABLE, you can save for qualified disability expenses without losing eligibility for certain assistance programs. Arkansas taxpayers can deduct up to $5,000 (up to $10,000 for married couples) of their Arkansas ABLE Plan contributions from their Arkansas adjusted gross income.* If you are a resident of Arkansas, your earnings are state-tax free if withdrawn to pay for qualified disability expenses. Set up your Arkansas ABLE account today by going to

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