Knowing your child is being taken care of by capable and well-trained individuals in a safe, vetted facility is a must for any working parent.

With dozens of child care options around central Arkansas, it’s important to do your research, talk to staff members and chat with other parents to gauge their experiences and see if it could be a good fit for your child.

The guide below is not a comprehensive listing of every facility in North Little Rock and Little Rock, but rather a small selection of zip codes and the facilities that have earned one star or more from Arkansas Better Beginnings.

Listings are shown in categories of one, two or three stars based on the Arkansas Better Beginnings rating system (with three stars being the best).

In order to earn a star rating, the childcare center must meet various requirements in the following categories:

Administrators: Including training to improve administrative skills and knowledge of child development and early education.

Staff: Including following a daily schedule that meets the needs of the children in the group; following written plans for the day’s activities and accruing education and training in child development and education.

Facility: Including using a classroom rating tool for self-evaluation; informing parents of uninsured children about ARKids First; sharing information about child development and health with families and obtaining and implementing medical and/or educational plans for specific needs.

Visit ARBetterBeginnings.com to read complete details on each rating. You can also search the website for care facilities in any zip code in Arkansas.



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Arkansas Early Learning Inc.
8000 Industry Drive | 72117
501-313-2854
Age range served: 6 weeks - 2.5 years
Hours of operation: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Asbury Chirstian Child Development Center
1700 Napa Valley Drive | 72212
501-225-1511
Age range served: 6 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Baptist Health Preschool Center
10324 Kanis Road | 72205
501-202-1945
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 5:45 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Chenal Valley Montessori School
15717 Taylor Loop Road | 72223
501-868-6030
Age range served: 3 months - 6 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Chenal Valley Montessori School
14929 Cantrell Road | 72223
501-868-6030
Age range served: 3 months - 6 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Childcare Network #205
306 N. Shackleford Road | 72211
501-224-0978
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Children's House Montessori
4023 Lee Ave. | 72205
501-664-5993
Age range served: 1 - 9 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Easterseals Developmental Preschool
3920 Woodland Heights Road | 72212
501-227-3600
Age range served: 3 months - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Gertrude Remmel Butler Methodist CDC
324 W. Eighth St. | 72201
501-372-2327
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6p.m.


Grace Luthern Early Childhood Center
5124 Hillcrest St. | 72205
501-663-0755
Age range served: 6 weeks - 4 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Park Hill Baptist Child Development Center
201 E. C Ave. | 72116
501-753-2147
Age range served: 3 months - PreK4; after school
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Pike View Elementry Preschool
441 McCain Blvd. | 72116
501-771-8170
Age range served: 3 - 4 years
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church Children's Learning Center
4823 Woodlawn Drive | 72205
501-666-5683
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


St. James Learning Center
321 Pleasant Valley Drive | 72212
501-217-6740
Age range served: 6 weeks - 4 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Second Presbyterian Preschool
600 Pleasant Valley Drive | 72227
501-227-6034
Age range served: 6 weeks - 6 years
Hours of operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Trinity United Methodist Preschool
1101 N. Mississippi St. | 72207
501-666-2815
Age range served: 12 months - 4 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

UAMS Kids First Little Rock
333 Executive Court | 72205
501-526-8770
Age range served: Newborn - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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Ati'Day Yisroel Early Childhood Center
3700 N. Rodney Parham Road | 72212
501-221-1614
Age range served: 6 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Butterfly Learning Center
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road | 72227
501-228-3830
Age range served: 6 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Children's Center
11610 Huron Lane | 72211
501-224-2003
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Darnall School
1816 Hinson Loop | 72212
501-225-4462
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Teacher's Pet
1801 Kierre Drive | 72116
501-758-3730
Age range served: 2 - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Alexander — Turner CDC
701 N. Pine St. | 72114
501-396-3914
Age range served: 6 weeks- 30 months
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Alexandra's Learning Center
1509 N. Pierce St. | 72207
501-313-2054
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St. | 72205
501-664-2961
Age range served: 6 weeks to 5 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Building A Better World Child Development Center
1701 N. Mississippi St | 72207
501-349-5310
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Carmells Learning Center
2000 Fendley Drive | 72114
501-541-4305
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Childcare Network #190
800 Kirk Road | 72223
501-821-0006
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Childcare Network #191
10700 Kanis Road | 72211
501-223-3337
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


FUMC Children's Enrichment Center
6701 J.F.K. Blvd. | 72116
501-835-2903
Age range served: 8 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Heavens Angels Learning Center
1210 W. Ninth St. | 72114
501-374-5509
Age range served: 6 weeks - 10 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Incredible Kidz
320 N. Locust St. | 72114
501-508-5452
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


JFK Early Learning Center Inc.
6201 J.F.K. Blvd. | 72116
501-834-4324
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Johnson's Montessori School
708 Towne Oaks Drive | 72227
501-228-5730
Age range served: 2 years - 3rd grade
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Kids Academy
18401 Cantrell Road | 72223
501-868-7774
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Kidz Zone Learning Center
1910 W. Third St. | 72205
501-660-6699
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Love and Patience CCC
910 W. 25th St. | 72114
501-753-4422
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - midnight


Mama Myrtles Early Headstart
2501 N. Poplar St. | 72114
501-353-0157
Age range served: 6 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Ms. Carrie's Day School
1824 N. Mississippi St. | 72207
501-225-4800
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Pediatrics Plus Developmental Preschool
1900 Aldersgate Road | 72205
501-821-5459
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Rosby's Learning Childcare Center
1801 Crutcher St. | 72114
501-753-4071
Age range served: 6 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Sammie Gail Sanders Children's Learning Center
1300 W. 18th St. | 72114
501-907-5716
Age range served: 6 weeks - 5 years
Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Small Blessings Nurturing Childcare
13001 Stacy Lane | 72211
501-221-1102
Age range served: 6 weeks - 4 years
Hours of operation: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Treehouse Children's Learning Center
901 Parker St. | 72114
501-374-2611
Age range served: 6 weeks - 12 years
Hours of operation: 6 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


Westover Hills Presbyterian Preschool
6400 Richard B. Hardie Drive | 72207
501-666-0880
Age range served: 18 months - 4 years
Hours of operation: 7:40 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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