NWAHSHS participates annually in the Arkansas Child Care Approval System. The Arkansas Child Care Approval System was created during the 1993 legislative session. A bill was passed which will provide an opportunity for your child care facility to receive the Approval certification from the state of Arkansas for providing a higher quality program. The Arkansas Child Care Approval System, through the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, (the Division), has been created to offer an assessment process which verifies that your facility offers the following to its children:

  • A program that views parents as an important part of the early education of their children,
  • A physical environment that is supportive of the physical and mental development of each child in your care,
  • An educational program that prepares children for success in school,
  • Trained professional staff who know how to work effectively with children and who continue to pursue educational and training opportunities.