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24 Good Ideas at a Glance
A rule of thumb: Less is more. The less a toy does, the more opportunity a child has to create and learn from it. Simple toys are easier for children to use, need less supervision and can last longer.
SCIENCE
If your child comes home with playdough in his hair and sand in his shoes, he’s probably happy. He is also learning about science. Discover the power of playdough for teaching and learning.
IMAGINATION
Imagination is essential to the learning process. It allows us to solve problems. It enables creativity. Visit our Family Resource Library to find activities that spark your child’s imagination.
How to find childcare
Choosing the right child care program is very important and a critical part of your child’s early learning development. Click here to find quality child care near you that best suits your child!

Welcome to Better Beginnings

Welcome to Better Beginnings

High quality child care and early childhood education sets the stage for how well our children learn, how they think of themselves and how they interact with their world. We as parents, child care providers, educators and citizens have a responsibility to make sure all of our children have the very best experiences they can. Better Beginnings, Arkansas’s Quality Rating Improvement System, has been developed to do just that!