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Parents & Families

Child Care Family Homes

Child care family homes care for children in the home of the caregiver. They provide out-of-home care while allowing children to remain in a home setting. Children of all ages are cared for in these programs. Use our child care finder tool to locate a Better Beginnings program in your community.

Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings is the system in Arkansas that assesses and supports the quality of early care and education programs. Better Beginnings is available to every licensed and registered child care provider in the state. Whether your child attends a child care family home, an out-of-school time program, or a child care center, you can use the Better Beginnings star rating to guide you in finding a good program for your family’s needs. Every child deserves our best!

Requirements for each start level are presented below.