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 a 14 county area. The services are available to new or existing child care facilities and providers FREE of charge in 14 counties which include:

Baxter                              Cleburne                         

Conway                            Faulkner                           

Fulton                               Independence                  

Izard                                 Jackson                           

Marion                              Searcy                             

Sharp                                Stone

Van Buren                         White                               


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
  • Child Care Facilities Grant Assistance
  • WRPDD Revolving Loan Fund
  • Budgeting
  • Community Collaboration/Partnership
  • Recordkeeping & Financial Reporting
  • Pre-Licensing Assistance
  • For-Profit vs. Non-Profit
  • 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

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


Request for Business Management Consulting & Technical Assistance.pdf