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SCIENCE
Children love mixing, mushing and squishing dough. Children learn by doing. They learn best when they are having fun. Learning about solids and liquids gets a little messy. But it’s worth it for the joy it brings. Find quality child care that let’s your child have fun while learning.
THE BEST START
Positive early experiences play a big part in your baby’s development. High quality child care helps her grow healthy in mind and body. Find out why quality early experiences are so important. Watch “Why Early Childhood Matters” online.
ADVENTURE
Children in quality child care learn new things every day. Their teachers use stories and play as tools. Find out why quality early experiences are so important. Watch “Why Early Childhood Matters” online.
IMAGINATION
Imagination is essential to the learning process. It allows us to solve problems. It enables creativity. Visit our Family Resource Library to find activities that spark your child’s imagination.
DRAMA
Dramatic play unlocks children’s minds and helps them develop social skills. Find quality child care that helps your child develop through play.
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!