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Service: Child Maltreatment Central Registry and Background Check Information and Notification | More Information

The Central Registry Unit maintains a statewide registry for the collection of child maltreatment investigation reports. Reports made to the Department are confidential and information included in the automated data system is retained to assist the department in assessing future risk and safety. The Background Check Information and Notification Unit assists with processing of required criminal record checks for staff, foster parents, and adoptive parents and issues notices regarding the child maltreatment investigative determination to all persons pursuant to A.C.A. § 12-18-703 et seq.

Child maltreatment investigation and child protective services information and records are confidential by law and cannot be released under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. However, some records can be released to certain people and entities, such as other state child protective services agencies, attorney ad litems, and individuals who are the subject of the records.

These individuals should work with the DHS Division of Children and Family Services Central Registry Unit to request child maltreatment central registry statuses and maltreatment/protective services case information and records.

Contact: 501-682-0405
Website: Central Registry


Service: Arkansas Special Nutrition Program
About: The Special Nutrition Programs (SNP) provide reimbursement for well-balanced, nutritious meals served to individuals enrolled in the Child Care Food Program (CACFP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Special Milk Program (SMP), and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).
Website: Arkansas Special Nutrition Program
Service: Child Care Information for Parents | More Information
About: This DCCECE Consumer Education website provides information and resources to help you look for quality child care facilities and early education programs. Technical assistance is also available by self-referral or by referral from the licensing office free of charge to all child care programs in the state.
Contact: 501-682-8590 or 1-800-445-3316
Service: PASSE (Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity

The Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity (PASSE) is a new model of organized care that will address the needs of certain Medicaid beneficiaries who have complex behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities service needs. The PASSE model is a Medicaid-funded program. It does not change a person’s eligibility for Medicaid, but it changes the way services are paid for by Medicaid for certain eligible individuals.

PASSE (Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity): Website

Arkansas Total Care Arkansas Total Care’s Network List
Phone: 1-866-282-6280
Empower Healthcare Solutions Empower’s Network List
Summit Community Care Summit’s Network List

Sign up to receive important updates from DHS: Email Sign Up

DHS PASSE Provider Line:1-888-889-6451

Website: PASSE (Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity


Service: Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 Months | More Information
About: Educational guidelines and benchmarks for infants and toddlers that provide common expectations for what children typically know, understand, and can do. The standards are research-based; culturally and linguistically appropriate; comprehensive; and are written with the understanding that children reach developmental milestones at different times. The standards are to be used to assist in developing age-appropriate learning goals for children, to support developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment, and to outline a progression of development and learning that supports success in school and in life.
Service: Arkansas Children’s Week | More Information
About: An annual event that helps to develop and promote child-friendly activities. Arkansas Children’s Week was held in April with theme “Everyday Explorers.” Although the event is over, you can still use the following resources to plan an event.
Service: Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) | More Information
About: Through the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR), individuals can register for professional development opportunities and obtain resources to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Website: Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR)
Service: Provider Enrollment

Phone numbers:
(800) 457-4454
in-state toll-free 

(501) 376-2211
local and out-of-state

Website: Provider Enrollment
Service: Arkansas Birth through Prekindergarten Teaching Credential | More Information
About: This credential creates an additional professional pathway for individuals seeking a more advanced level of knowledge and skills in working with young children and their families.
Service: Infant & Toddler Certificate | More Information
About: The Infant Toddler Certificate provides a route to higher education for the preparation of all infant and toddler teachers. Upon completion, one can expect to build their professional competencies in supporting a child’s social-emotional, cognitive, language, and literacy development.
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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