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New Jonesboro Head Start facility to open Fall 2016

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro will be home to a new Head Start facility.

Arkansas Early Learning hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning for the new facility located on Latourette Lane.

Lauren Isbell, community partnerships manager for Arkansas Early Learning, said the new facility will be unlike any other in this area.

“It’s bigger,” Isbell said. “It will serve more children, it will be state of the art, have brand new furnishings and really allow for them to have the best learning environment possible.”

Isbell said they saw a need for a new facility after noticing growth in Jonesboro over the past few years and wanted to provide a convenient location for families.

The new facility will serve as a centralized location, serving 140 families in the area and will take the place of several other Head Start locations in Jonesboro.

Isbell said the new facility is expected to open this fall.

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