Technical Assistance

Business Management Consulting & Technical Assistance Services for Child Care Facilities


White River Planning & Development District, the parent organization of Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas (formerly known as CHILDREN of Northcentral Arkansas), is pleased to announce FREE business management consulting and technical assistance services to child care facilites and providers in an 18 county area. The services are available to new or existing child care facilities and providers FREE of charge in 18 counties which include:

Baxter                             Clay

Cleburne                          Conway

Faulkner                           Fulton

Independence                   Izard

Jackson                            Lawrence

Marion                              Searcy

Sharp                               Stone

Randolph                          Van Buren

White                               Woodruff 


Business Management Consulting and Technical Assistance Services are available in the following areas:

  • Child Care Center Start-Up
  • Child Care Family Home Start-Up
  • Developing Policies/Procedures
  • Better Beginnings Incentive Grants
  • Researching Grant Options
  • Child Care Facilities Grant Assistance
  • Procurement of Architectural Firms
  • Other Grant Writing and Critique
  • Location, Building, and Zoning Codes
  • Guranteed Loans
  • WRPDD Revolving Loan Fund
  • Budgeting
  • Community Collaboration/Partnership
  • Recordkeeping & Financial Reporting
  • Pre-Licensing Assistance
  • For-Profit vs. Non-Profit
  • Profit and Loss Statements
  • Professionalism
  • Steps to Becoming a Non-Profit
  • Staffing Issues
  • Programs in Jeopardy of Closing
  • USDA Special Nutrition Programs
  • TAPP Registry Referral
  • Better Beginnings Referral
  • Other Training as Needed


If you have questions regarding the consulting and technical assistance services, please feel free to contact us at (800) 737-2237 or email or

You can also download the following pdf and email Debbie Mize at or Jessica Wade at or mail to, P.O. Box 2396, Batesville, AR  72503-2396.



Request for Business Management Consulting & Technical Assistance.pdf