Our Vision

Raising the bar.


We focus on raising the bar for early childhood education, because every child deserves a strong start in life.

The Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, which operates in conjunction with HighQ Ed Center, has opened the first non-toxic, chemical free early childhood campus in the nation.

As a model facility, we will focus on influencing consumer purchasing for parents and schools, urging manufacturers to change their practices, and influencing legislation to eliminate chemicals from children’s products.

HighQ Ed Center takes an integrative approach to raising the bar for early childhood education through professional development, program development, collaboration, advancement, policy, coaching and mentoring, and resources.

We are looking forward to strategic planning to see how we can partner with the early education community to continue raising the bar in Northwest Arkansas.

The children in our community are worth it.

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Michelle Barnes
Executive Director

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