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Worker Qualifications
Teacher/Caregivers: Must be at least 18 years old with HS diploma or GED.

Provider /Child Ratio
Age Range Ratios For Center Based Care For Arkansas
Infants: (1:6)
Toddlers: (1:9)
3 years: (1:12)
4 years: (1:15)
5 years: (1:18)
Schoolage: (1:20)
Mixed age group: ratio for youngest child in group
Age Range Ratios For Family Child Care For Arkansas
All children are over age 3 (1:10) preschool family members included in ratio number
Two children in group are under age 2 (1:7) preschool family members included in ratio number
CPR/First Aid Training

For information regarding training, you may contact:
American Heart Assoc

3624 Farnam
Omaha, NE 69131
1-800-642-8400

Emergency Medical Planning Pediatric Medic First Aid
500 S. Danebo Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
1-800-800-7099

American Heart Assoc
1550 South 70th St, Ste 100
Lincoln, NE 68506
(402) 489-5115

Safety & Health Council of Greater Omaha
11620 “M” Circle
Omaha, NE 68137-2731
1-800-592-8004
(402) 896-6332

American Red Cross
220 Oakcreek Drive
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 441-7997

American Red Cross
2912 South 80th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 343-7700

American Safety & Health Institute
4148 Louis Avenue
Holiday, FL 34691
1-800-682-5067

Nebraska Safety Council
4600 Valley Road, Ste 300
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 483-2581)
Licensee Fees
*Provisional License Fee $25
*Operating License Fee $25
Yearly License Fee $25
* Fee must be received before a license will be issued
*Fees are non-refundable
*Checks or money orders must be made out to the State of Nebraska
*Cash is not accepte


Contact Information
Child Care Licensing Agency
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Child Care Licensing Unit
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S-150
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: (501) 682-8590
Toll Free: (800) 445-3316
Fax: (501) 682-2317
Arkansas Daycare Listings
Child Care Subsidy Agency
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education
700 Main Street
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S-140
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: (501) 682-4891
Toll Free: (800) 445-3316
Fax: (501) 682-8947
Head Start - State Collaboration Office
1400 West Markham Street
Suite 406
Little Rock, AR, 72201
Phone: (501) 371-0740
Fax: (501) 370-9109
Child Care Food Program Agency
Child Nutrition Section
Department of Education
Executive Building Suite 404
2020 West 3rd Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205-4465
Phone: (501) 324-9502
Fax: (501) 324-9505
State Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
Arkansas Division of Children & Early Childhood Education
700 Main Street
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S160
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Phone: (501) 683-0033
Toll Free: (800) 445-3316
Fax: (501) 682-4897

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Finance and Administration
PO Box 8133
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-8133
Phone: (501) 682-6169
Fax: (501) 682-6002

Child Abuse Reporting Hotline
To report suspected child abuse in Arkansas, Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964.

For national child abuse information, call Childhelp®, 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453), or your local CPS agency.


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