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 apinkston@wrpdd.org. 

Click here to download training dates and schedules.