Daycare



Families today know that having quality child care is an important part of life. Stuttgart offers a variety of services for families that offer quality care at affordable costs.

Jacob’s Ladder
Jacob’s Ladder offers infant and toddler care and is affiliated with First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart.
The child care center opens at 6:45 a.m. and closes at 5:30p.m.
Jacob’s Ladder has four rooms: Infant I, Infant II, Toddler I and Toddler II. The center does not have certain ages in each room, but moves the infants up when they are developmentally ready.
Jacob’s Ladder accepts infants 6 weeks of age up to 36 months.  The center serves breakfast and lunch from a local catering service, Cater Rita's, as well as an afternoon snack. The ratio of infants to teachers is 3 to 1, and for toddlers is 4 to 1.
As a church affiliated child care center, Jacob’s Ladder is able to sing Christian songs, pray with the toddlers and teach the toddlers Bible stories.
“We love the infants and toddlers as if they are our own, like Jesus taught,” says Susan Bradbury, director of Jacob’s Ladder. “We are more like a family than a childcare center.”
Parents are encouraged to come by anytime and hold or play with their child.

Easter Seals Arkansas
Easter Seals Arkansas Grand Prairie Child Development Center serves children from 6 weeks old to pre-kindergarten. The preschool currently serves 79 children (40% with disabilities, 60% without disabilities).
Objectives of the center are to:
* Provide a quality, comprehensive curriculum, including language, science, math, computer skills training, art and music activities.
* Create jobs in the community.
* Provide an environment to develop positive self-esteem, learning and social skills.
* Train families on literacy activities, parenting skills and developmental milestones.
* Identify and treat children with developmental and/or physical delays.
* Provide physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Outreach Activities
Outreach is an integral part of the Grand Prairie Child Development Center. 
Due to the rural nature of the area served, the GPCDC director, special educators and therapists travel to surrounding counties to provide education and training for childcare providers, parents and other caregivers, as well as developmental screenings for early recognition of possible delays.
For more information contact:
Barbara Bean, GPCDC Director, (870) 672-7732 or (870) 672-7730,
bbean@eastersealsar.com

Noah’s Ark
Since 1980, Noah’s Ark Child Care Center has been offering quality child care for ages 18 months through Pre-kindergarten in a fun, safe, loving, Christian environment.
Noah’s Ark is affiliated with First Baptist Church in Stuttgart.
A “Parent’s Handbook” detailing the policies and tuition/fees for Noah’s Ark is available by calling Noah’s Ark Office (870-673-3231) or the Church Office (870-673-6952).
For additional information or to arrange a tour of the Noah’s Ark facilities contact Jackie Meier, Noah’s Ark Director (870) 673-3231.

Eagle’s Nest
Eagles Nest Child Care Center is affiliated with St. John’s Lutheran Church and can serve up to 75 children.
The center accepts children ages infant, toddler and pre-school.St. John’s Lutheran Church has operated a Christian day school since around 1885.