Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas

TO PARENTS:

ALL PARENT TRAININGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE!

 

TO CHILD CARE PROVIDERS:

Supplemental guides for child care in response to COVID-19:

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a Supplemental Guide for Child Care. Written in collaboration with the Offices of Child Care and Head Start for a variety of child care settings, this resource provides guidance specific to child care on issues such as:

 ·        Social distancing;

·        Child pick up and drop off procedures;

·        Cleaning and disinfecting of toys and bedding;

·        Safely caring for infants and toddlers; and

·        Food preparation and meal service

 In addition, the Guidance document provides numerous links to resources that provide even greater detail, including information regarding children’s risks concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html

Please check the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education website for updates and information concerning child care and child care providers.

https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/dccece

 

Please visit the website below for tips and information for child care providers and parents:

https://arbetterbeginnings.com/

 Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas wishes you all the best.  Reach out to us if you have question or concerns.  We are here for you!

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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 facilities 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 1-800-737-2237 or email info@ccana.org.