For Immediate Release

Easterseals Arkansas Adds, Lengthens Closures Over Concern of COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Media Contact:
Jillian Jacuzzi

LITTLE ROCK, AR – In light of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s directive to close schools statewide, and in keeping with recommendations by the CDC, the nonprofit organization made the decision to also close its Center for Training & Wellness. The closing will take effect Tuesday, March 16, and last through Friday, March 27. Easterseals developmental preschools in Little Rock and Stuttgart, The Academy at Riverdale, and Outpatient Therapy were closed last week and also will remain closed through the 27th.

The Center for Training & Wellness is the organization’s day center for adults with disabilities. The Little Rock Developmental Preschool as well as the Grand Prairie Child Development Center (preschool) in Stuttgart typically are open weekdays during the entire year. The Academy is the organization’s private school serving students ages 5-21. 

The health and safety of the children served by these programs is top priority. Easterseals Arkansas will continue to work closely with its health advisors and state officials to determine the best course of action moving forward as everyone monitors the progress of COVID-19.


Easterseals Arkansas provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easterseals Arkansas has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 75 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

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