Daycare License Requirements for Arkansas

    Worker requirements : Must be at least 18 years old with HS diploma or GED.


    Provider / Child ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Daycare Centers
    3 years:(1:12)
    4 years:(1:15)
    5 years:(1:18)
    School age:(1:20)
    Mixed age group:ratio for youngest child in group


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All children are over age 3(1:10)[preschool family members included in ratio number]
    Two children in group are under age 2(1:7)[preschool family members included in ratio number]

    Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education

    Child Care Licensing Unit

    700 Main Street

    P.O. Box 1437, Slot 720

    Little Rock, AR 72203-1437

    Phone: 501-682-8590

    Fax: 501-682-2317

    Hotline: 800-445-3316

    Web site:

    Licensing for family home child care

    Requirement for child care centers

    Arkansas Child Care Associations:

    Arkansas Family Child Care Association – AFCCA –

    Northwest Arkansas Family Childcare Association – NWAFCA

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