UAMS Kids First is an academic, interdisciplinary program providing comprehensive care to young children with special needs. Our university-based clinical team provides best-practice developmental intervention and medical support for infants, toddlers and preschoolers through high-quality, coordinated, family-centered programming.
UAMS Kids First is proud to also serve as the training ground for future physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and early childhood specialists through the University of Arkansas’s Interdisciplinary Education initiative. Born of a research project demonstrating the benefits of our unique model of care, UAMS Kids First continues to support research into innovative programming and intervention techniques, serving as the university’s “lab school” to advance the science of care for children with special needs.
To create a better state of health for young children with special needs by:
- Partnering with families and professionals to provide high quality services that enhance health, growth, and development of young children in their local communities;
- Education of future professionals and the public; and
- Advancing knowledge in the field through research.