We want your little one to learn self coping skills and social emotional learning. Conscious Discipline addresses the adult's emotional intelligence as well as the child's.
We are committed to providing a high quality program for children. Better Beginnings is a voluntary rating system that reviews centers according to clearly defined, high quality standards using a 3 Star method of evaluation. The program goal is to improve the quality of early care and education programs in Arkansas. Information for parents and families is available on the website.
We strive to ensure all Arkansas Child Care Licensing guidelines are achieved and often exceeded! With the Arkansas Child Care Search, you can check out all licensed providers, get basic information and view the most recent reviews on the unannounced facility visits from the Child Care Licensing Specialist.
Immunizations are a very important tool in preventing serious childhood diseases. In the state of Arkansas, immunizations are required to maintain enrollment in licensed daycare centers and prior to school admission.
Courtesy of The Children's Clinic in Jonesboro. This Dosing Guide gives dosages for common over-the-counter medications used in children. These medications are dosed according to weight.
Courtesy of the Children's Clinic in Jonesboro. This page has links to common illnesses and general information on them.
The PRC is located in Jonesboro. Unexpected pregnancy comes with a rush of thoughts and feelings. When you meet with one of the experienced and understanding pregnancy decision consultants, you'll get answers to your questions & so much more. The confidential, cost-free services include: Abortion Information, Adoption Agency Referrals, Adoption Information, Maternity & Infant Supplies, Medical Referrals, Parenting Education, Post-Abortion Support, Pregnancy Options Information, Pregnancy Tests, Support for Men, and Ultrasound (where available).
The Healthy Children Handbook arms families, child care provides, medical providers, etc. with information so they can make healthy choices for children. The 17 chapters provides in-depth information!
Are you overwhelmed with searching for information about your children’s health, safety and well-being? Not sure what websites to trust? Healthy Families’ resource center has everything you need. On this web site you will find links to reliable websites and trusted programs for women and children in Arkansas and western Tennessee. Healthy Families can help you protect your children all the way through preschool. This also includes the Happy Birthday Baby Book!
Browse a list of common topics that parents are looking for. From pregnancy, to infants and teens, list of developments milestones and ideas from videos. This site is sure to have something for you, straight from the Centers for Disease Control.
Arkansas State Police prepared this car seat safety brochure to educate on the importance of a correctly installed and fitted carseat for your child. It also provides the information of how to choose the correct seat for your child.
Helping new mothers in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri with a wide array of breastfeeding problems, experts are a phone call away at the Breastfeeding Help Line at 870-972-4436. Problems with which they may be of assistance include, but are not limited to:
The Period of PURPLE Crying is a new way to help parents understand this time in their baby's life, which is a normal part of every infant's development. It is confusing and concerning to be told your baby "has colic" because it sounds like it is an illness or a condition that is abnormal. The Period of PURPLE Crying begins at about 2 weeks of age and continues until about 3-4 months of age. There are other common characteristics of this phase, or period, which are better described by the acronym PURPLE. All babies go through this period. It is during this time that some babies can cry a lot and some far less, but they all go through it.
Starting school is a big step. Make sure that stepis in the right direction by helping your childrenacquire the skills necessary to be successful.The School Readiness Committee has identified 38 indicators that will help get your children's educational experience off to a good start.
The first five years are incredibly important to the development of children. Here you will see the expected developmental domains and levels for children birth to 5 years of age.
Important non-emergency numbers, teaching resources and more!
The City of Brookland website with information on local resources.
ChildCare Aware NEA provides many child care resources including a calculator for budgeting child care, state by state resources, ask the expert column and videos for child care best practices.
Click to view the Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers.
Everyone knows daycare centers have requirements but what kind, how many and how are they regulated? When I chose to enroll my daughter in a daycare center I knew that they had certain state requirements to follow. I mostly knew because I had the pleasure of working in child care years before but little did I know how many regulations actually existed. It wasn't until I chose to open my own
LWICD chosen reference in addition to Minimal Licensing Requirements. Presented in an easy-to-use format, this ‘must-have’ guide provides: Content from American Academy of Pediatrics premier source of information on infectious diseases, the Red Book. It also adds quick reference fact sheets on more than 50 common infectious diseases and symptoms that occur in children in group settings with easy-to-read explanations on how infectious diseases spread.