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Programs:

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
About:

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
Phone:c1-866-261-1286
Summit Community Care Summit’s Network List
Phone:c1-844-405-4295

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

Website: PASSE (Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity

Services:

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
About:

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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