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How To Choose Quality Child Care

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:23 -- mscott

High-quality child care and early childhood education set the stage for how well our children learn, how they think of themselves and how they interact with their world. Research shows the quality of care and education children receive in their first four years impact brain development.

During those years, children learn life-long social, physical and academic cues. It’s why Better Beginnings strives to connect parents and grandparents with the information and care to help their little learners succeed in life.

Finding child care that you trust, no matter your child's age, can be a stressful decision.  There are so many factors at play – how close is the center to my work? Is the child care provider near my home? Will my child be safe while he’s at school? How do I know the people watching my child receive proper training?  These are all important questions and Better Beginnings is here to help you know the ones to ask. And, better yet, we connect families with the care that is best for their child’s needs.

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To find child care near you, use our locator tool and Child Care Checklist.


Beverly Wright is the program director for Better Beginnings, a program of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Better Beginnings is the state’s quality rating improvement system and works with child care providers to improve the level of quality in child care and early childhood education in Arkansas. Beverly has 23 years of child care experience, serving as a child care director in two school districts.