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 is the Weekday Children's Ministry of First United Methodist Church in Stuttgart. The hours are 6:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Nutritional meals are served at breakfast, lunch and for the afternoon snack. Lunch is served from Cater Rita's, a local catering service. As a church affiliated center, Jacob's Ladder is able to teach the children about the love of Jesus, sing Christian songs, pray with the children and teach Bible Stories.
The center is under the direction of Elizabeth Alvarenga who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and a Master's Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management. She has worked professionally with children for over ten years.
“We care for and love the children as if they are our own.” says Elizabeth Alvarenga, director of Jacob’s Ladder. “We teach the children about loving our School Family like Jesus loves us.”
Jacob’s Ladder keeps lower ratios than required by the state in each of their five rooms. Three of the teachers have degrees in Early Childhood Education. Jacob’s Ladder is also a Better Beginnings Center, which is designed to improve the level of quality in childcare and early childhood education. The curriculum used for the Toddler 2, Pre-K 3, and Pre-K 4 Classes is all approved and aligned with the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards. 

Easter Seals Arkansas
Easter Seals Arkansas Grand Prairie Child Development Center serves children from 6 weeks old to pre-kindergarten. 
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,

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 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.