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Huntsville Director

missy wilson2013Missy holds an Associate degree. She has been with Head Start since 2000. Missy started as a Home Visitor. Through hard work, dedication, and willingness to take on new responsibilities, she was promoted to the teacher position. Later, her dedication to her job and the children she serves earned Missy her current position of Director.

Head Start Huntsville Center

197 West Street
Huntsville, AR 72740
(479) 738-1298

Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)

Missy Wilson, Director

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Better Beginnings is Arkansas's Quality Rating Improvement System for child care providers. Better Beginnings is a three-tiered building block system designed to assess the quality of early care and education programs and youth development programs. 


The Northwest Arkansas Head Start Huntsville Center serves 40 children and their families. We are located in Huntsville, AR between the Hong Kong Garden Chinese Restaurant and the Mommy and Me store. We are a state quality approved child care facility, providing a higher quality overall program.

  • 4-H Club: provided our children with a care and share day. They also come out and read to the children.
  • Friends of the Library: donated a bag with a book and other goodies to our children.
  • Rose McKenny: helped children with fall art project.
  • Stephanie Hughes: does laundry for room 1 every week.
  • Tesha Hancock: helped in the classroom.
  • Diana Havens: helped in the classroom.
  • Star Chuc: does playground monitor daily.

Better Beginnings Accredited

Our location is a State Quality Approved childcare facility, providing a higher quality overall program. Given this designation, we have been proven to not only meet, but exceed the standards providing:
  • A program that views parents as an important part of the early education of their children,
  • A physical environment that is supportive of the physical and mental development of each child in our care,
  • An educational program that prepares children for success in school,
  • Trained professional staff who know how to work effectively with children and who continue to pursue educational and training opportunities.


All Northwest Arkansas Head Start Centers are compliant, Licensed Child Care Providers. Our licenses are issued by the State of Arkansas Department of Health & Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. NWAHS invites you to view our licensing status via the DHHS Website.

Door Entry Security

kes_02.jpgOur Keyless Entry System limits access to our Head Start centers by allowing entry only to authorized staff and families. Unique ID codes are assigned to each person. Codes may be disabled at any time providing a safe, secure environment for children and peace of mind for parents. Our system keeps a live record of who enters our buildings allowing us to monitor building access in real time or by printing a daily log. Each ID code may also be placed on a restricted list directly from our center computer.

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