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DCCECE INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

DCCECE and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) are closely monitoring the situation related to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. At this time, DCCECE has not received notice to close child care and early childhood education programs.

It is important that you and your staff continue to take steps to limit spreading of illnesses, including: 

New  Short-term Child Care Assistance for Essential Workers

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided over $41 million in Child Care Development Block Grant funds to the DHS Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE). An estimated $18 million of that will be used to cover the cost of child care for some essential workers in Arkansas.

            Essential Worker Child Care Assistance Application

            Traditional Child Care Assistance Application

Child Care Provider Frequently Asked Questions

New  Child Care Pandemic Requirements 2020

New  Purpose Code X Waiver Form 2020

New  Cleaning Guidelines for Non-emergency Transport Vehicles

 

COVID – 19 INFORMATION FOR CHILD CARE AND EARLY EDUCATION PROVIDERS:

Weekly Phone Meetings:

To provide you with information about the COVID-19 public health crisis and to answer child care questions, join the weekly Zoom meetings occurring Tuesdays at 10:00 am.

COVID - 19 Voucher Increase:

Absentee Day Information - Ended May 31, 2020

Helpful Links:

COVID – 19 INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:

DHS's Response to COVID-19 for Clients - click for a map and list of open providers 

Learning Resources and Tools:

Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) Tools and Resources:

 

INFORMATION REGARDING USDA WAIVERS:

There are several programs available to help keep the flow of food coming for children in need. Click here and view the COVID – 19 section to learn more.   

BehaviorHelp Requests

To assist you with behavioral challenges in young children, reach out to the BehaviorHelp team. Click here to submit a request for support. The BehaviorHelp team will contact you within 3 business days. Complete one request per child.  Learn more

Learn more about Virtual BehaviorHelp

Programs and Services

Below you will find the programs and services offered by the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. Click the name for a link to additional information.

Programs

Services

 

 

Contact Information

Office Address Phone Email
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

700 Main Street Slot S-160
Little Rock, AR 72201-1473

501-682-8590
Fax: 501-682-2317

Child Care Assistance

700 Main Street Slot S-145
Little Rock, AR 72203-1473

501-682-8947
Fax: 501-683-0034

Child Care Licensing

700 Main Street Slot S-150
Little Rock, AR 72203-1473

501-682-8590
Fax: 501-682-2317

Health and Nutrition Program

700 Main Street Slot S-155
Little Rock, AR 72203-1473

501-682-8869
Fax: 501-682-2334

Program and Professional Development

700 Main Street Slot S-140
Little Rock, AR 72203-1473

501-682-8590
Fax: 501-682-4897

White County DCCECE office

2017 E. Race Ave
Searcy, AR 72143

501-268-2714
Fax: 501-279-1386

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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