$15.3 of $16.5 million raised
When the ECIC opened in 2009, 19% of centers in NWA were quality accredited. To date, 69% of centers are quality accredited. All centers that have gained accreditation have been involved with the ECIC in some capacity.
Quality of Life
While NWA continues to rank as a premier job growth region, our community has identified access to high quality early childhood programs the top quality of life concern.
Partnership with Invest in US
The Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center becomes a national nonprofit partner with Invest in US – a nationwide initiative that challenges business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, public officials and the public to build a better nation through high quality early childhood programs for children from birth through age 5.