KIDS FIRST is Arkansas’s first Pediatric day health care program for children with special health care needs and the only such program based in the UAMS system.

KIDS FIRST holds the unique distinction of pioneering interdisciplinary day health services for young children with special needs in Arkansas. A 20 year history of moving from research to real life sets us apart as a program of excellence.

Within 11 diverse communities in Arkansas, KIDS FIRST is the gateway to the clinical expertise of UAMS Staff and Faculty.  Each day hundreds of children and families benefit from this comprehensive program.