Child Care Aware of West Central Arkansas at National Park College is a community child care resource and referral program providing services in thirteen counties: Clark, Dallas, Garland, Grant, Hot Spring, Howard, Jefferson, Montgomery, Perry, Pike, Polk, Saline and Sevier. Our services include parent support and help locating child care, child care provider trainings and technical assistance, and other efforts to increase the quality and availability of child care. All services are FREE to you and the community.
Child Care Aware Calendar
The next 90 days of the childcare calendar are displayed below. For more information, see the full NPC Calendar.
The Arkansas CCDF State Plan for Fiscal Year 2019-2021 describes the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program to be administered by the State/Territory of Arkansas.
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Gold Standard Credential™
The Child Development Associate (CDA) Gold Standard Credential™ is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education (ECE) and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement in ECE.
The Council for Professional Recognition works to ensure that the nationally-transferable CDA is a credible and valid credential, recognized by the profession as a vital part of professional development.
Upcoming CDA Gold Opportunities:
- Fall 2021: August 24th - December 14th
- Spring 2022: January 11th - May 3rd