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The following toolkit components will help you gather and structure necessary information and document your program’s progress throughout the certification process and beyond.

Application Process



  1. Business Administration Scale (BAS) Assessment
    1. BAS Reviews
    2. BAS Portfolio
  2. Strengthening Families

Staff Qualifications and Professional Development

  1. Early Learning Standards (ELS) Basics training
  2. Family Child Care Environment Rating Scale (FCCERS) training
  3. Nutrition for children
  4. Developmentally appropriate physical activity

Learning Environment and Environmental Assessment

Child Health and Development

Technical Assistance is available to all child care provider in Arkansas. Complete a TA request form and email to [email protected].