Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas

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Home PageChild Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas is a community child care resource and referral program providing services in fourteen Northcentral Arkansas counties. The program helps parents locate child care through a database of licensed and registered facilites based upon that family's needs all free of charge.                                                               


Our service is designed to:

  • Empower parents by providing information on child development and criteria to use in choosing appropriate, high quality child care for their children.
  • Facilitate parent choice through appropriate referrals to licensed or registered child care providers.
  • Enhance quality of available child care through provider education/training.
  • Increase supply of care by helping to recruit providers to meet identified community needs.
  • Provide technical assistance to present and prospective providers with the objective of promoting quality.
  • Be a trend spotter through careful data collection.
  • Be a Community Change Agent through advocacy and partnership building.

The service area includes:

                                           Counties Served

Upcoming Events:

Pre-Licensing Training
Date: Second Tuesday of Each Month
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.
Location: Various Locations

Pre-Licensing training is intended for individuals who are interested in starting a Registered Family Child Care Home, Licensed Family Child Care Home, or a Licensed Child Care Center. The training is required for all applicants and will discuss everything you need to consider when planning to open a business.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please call Amy Pinkston at   1-800-737-2237 or email 

Click here to download training dates and schedules. 

Money Matters Trainings (statewide)
Date: Various Dates
Time: Spring
Location: Various Locations

Money Matters Flyer


If you have any questions or would like to register please call 1-800-737-2237 or email 

Please click here to download the Money Matters 2015 Training Schedule. 

Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Brewer Hegeman Conference Center, UCA Campus in Conway

The conference is for any licensed child care provider working toward/or advancing in Better Beginnings.  The conference meets the nutrition and physical activity training components required for Better Beginnings application.  For more information, please contact Debbie Mize at 1-800-737-2237 or email 

Click here to register on TAPP