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Arkansas Child Care Information

Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education



The notice of rulemaking is up for the proposed Minimum Licensing Requirements. Please go to for more information on the proposed changes and public comment information.
If you do not have a participant agreement, or you do not remember your password, please contact Child Care Support by email at DHS_ChildCareSupport@arkansas.gov or by phone at 501-682-6354.


DHS Vision and Mission


Vision: Arkansas citizens are healthy, safe and enjoy a high quality of life.

Mission: Together we improve the quality of life of all Arkansans by protecting the vulnerable, fostering independence and promoting better health.


DCCECE Mission Statement


To ensure that all Arkansas children and families have access to a safe, high quality, appropriate learning environment by educating and assisting parents, child care providers, and communities to prepare our children for future success.