Child Care Aware WCA


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 Providers
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Childcare Aware Calendar

The next 30 days of the childcare calendar are displayed below. For more information, see the full NPC Calendar.

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Child Care Providers 

We provide professional development, technical assistance and resources.

Professional Development

We provide training and professional development opportunities to assist providers in enhancing and increasing their competencies. Please refer to the Arkansas Professional Registry for TAPP Registered training.

Lending Library

Child Care Aware of West Central Arkansas Lending Library is now open.



We provide referrals from a database of licensed and registered child care centers and family child care homes.


We advocate, partner and collaborate with other agencies in promoting quality child care.


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Contact Us:

Hot Springs Office:

Terri Helms, Program Director, or 501-760-6588

Lisa Couch, Program Coordinator, or 501-760-4324

Donny Caudill, Program Assistant, or 501-760-6586

Sara Tadlock, Event Planner, or 501-276-8565

Pine Bluff Office:

Jackie Riley, Program Trainer, or 870-543-5988

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