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Math
Discover simple activities you can use to help your child learn about math.
Life Skills
High quality child care sets the stage for how well your child learns. His early years guide how he feels about himself. This is the time he finds his place in the world. Watch “Why Early Childhood Matters” online.
Happiness
Positive early experiences play a big part in your baby’s development and happiness. Use our checklist to learn more about what quality child care looks like.
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.