The referral service is free to parents, providers, and the business community. Together with the Department of Health and Human Services, the state of Arkansas has allotted grant money to provide this community service free of charge.

If you would like assistance with your child care business, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 501-374-0330.

Professional Development

Child Care Aware of Central and Southwest Arkansas provides the following Professional Development training:

  • Physical Activity Learning Session (PALS)
  • CPR / Pediatrics / First Aid / AED
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Child Maltreatment and Mandated Reporting
  • Transportation Safety
  • Vroom – Brain Building
  • Curriculum and Lesson Planning
  • The Outdoor Classroom
  • Family Engagement
  • Safe Baby
  • Basic Care for Infants & Toddlers
  • Pre-Licensing Orientation
  • Mutt-i-grees – Social/Emotional Learning
  • Strengthening Business Practices
  • Ages and Stages Questionaire Developmental (ASQ-3)
  • Ages and Stages Questionaire Social/Emotional (ASQ – SE)
  • Nutrition and Physical Activities Self Assessment for Child Care Centers (NAP SACC)
  • Family Child Care Business Management Training (FCCBM)


Resource Roomย 

  • Laminate
  • Di-Cuts
  • Printing
  • Butcher Paper
  • Consumer Information
  • And much, much more!


Lending Library

  • Adventures in Learning Curriculum
  • Adventures for Toddlers Curriculum
  • Books and Movement a Magical Mix (BAMMM)
  • Connecting Literature and Math (CLAM)
  • Connecting Art and Literature (CAL)
  • Connecting with Infants Curriculum
  • Special Olympics Curriculum
  • Family Engagement Kits
  • Children’s Books, CDs, & DVDs
  • Professional Development Resources
  • and More!


Technical Assistance

  • Quality: Better Beginnings, Program Administration Scale (PAS) / Business Administration Scale (BAS), Environment Rating Scales (ECERS, ITERS, FCCERS, SACCERS)
  • Health & Safety
  • Infant/Toddler Care
  • Developmental Screening & Observation
  • Mental Health
  • Professional Development
  • Family Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Curriculum
  • Licensure
  • Business Management
  • Advocacy
  • and More!