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EXPLORATION
Babies need a caregiver that will get on their level and explore with them. They need the right toys and a safe environment. See our checklist to find child care with all the right stuff.
LITERACY
Literacy begins at birth. Talk to your baby and tell stories. Let him handle and play with books to develop a love for them.
DISCOVERY
In their early years, children are discovering the laws of nature and their place in the world. Find out why quality early experiences are so important. Watch “Why Early Childhood Matters” online.
How to find childcare
Choosing the right child care program is very important and a critical part of your child’s early learning development. Click here to find quality child care near you that best suits your child!

Welcome to Better Beginnings

Welcome to Better Beginnings

High quality child care and early childhood education sets the stage for how well our children learn, how they think of themselves and how they interact with their world. We as parents, child care providers, educators and citizens have a responsibility to make sure all of our children have the very best experiences they can. Better Beginnings, Arkansas’s Quality Rating Improvement System, has been developed to do just that.