From the Director

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! And welcome to the Grace Lutheran Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) webpages!

First and foremost we want to thank you for considering Grace Lutheran and visiting our site. We hope that you will find our posted information helpful and informative. We know that not everything can be provided here, so please feel free to call  (501) 663-0755 or email ecdc@gracelutheranlr.org with questions, or to obtain information on the first steps toward enrollment.

Choosing a child care facility is not an easy task. Parents must give a great deal of attention to choosing just the right facility for their child, and her or his particular needs. At Grace Lutheran ECDC, we understand and appreciate a parent’s concern of leaving their child in the care of others. That’s why I would like to take this opportunity to share with you our top priority for each individual child left in our care – to provide her or him a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment in which to learn, develop, and grow.

All our teachers are First Aid/CPR/AED certified and receive a minimum of 25 hours of continuing education each year. We are open year-round to meet the needs of today's busy family.

In addition to being licensed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Grace Lutheran ECDC has achieved a Level 3 certification as an Arkansas Better Beginnings facility. Better Beginnings is a voluntary quality rating improvement system for licensed child care and education facilities in Arkansas. Minimum licensing regulations primarily address health and safety issues. Better Beginnings, however looks beyond minimum standards, evaluating the elements of high quality child care and early education experiences.

During the Better Beginnings certification process, our facility was assessed in five areas.

  • Administration
  • Administrator and Staff
  • Qualifications and
  • Training
  • Curriculum
  • Learning Environment
  • Child Health and Development

We invite you to visit www.arbetterbeginnings.com to read about all of the
benefits of enrolling your child in an Arkansas Better Beginnings facility.

Again, thank you for considering Grace Lutheran ECDC! We hope that we have the opportunity to visit with you firsthand, and until then God’s continued blessings.

Colleen Moorman
Early Childhood Director