Childcare Enrichment Services
|Childcare Enrichment Services Director:||Deb Kee||(479) 254-5040|
|Adventure Club Coordinator:||Tammy Dallman||(479) 254-5038|
|Building Bridges Coordinator:||Shannon Lape||(479) 254-5096|
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Bentonville Public Schools Childcare Enrichment Services is a non-profit organization which includes the Adventure Club, Building Bridges, and Parents As Teachers programs.
Childcare Enrichment Services offers school-age childcare from 6:00am - 8:00am and 2:30pm - 6:00pm during the school year with the Adventure Club program. This service is available for students in kindergarten through sixth grade and offers a full day summer program as well. Adventure Club is also open during intercessions for students attending non-traditional schools.
Childcare Enrichment Services also offers childcare to children six weeks to three years of age and Pre-K for children three to five years of age through the Building Bridges program.
The Building Bridges site located at Bentonville High School offers care for infants and toddlers from 7:00am - 5:30pm, with priority given to parenting teens. The Building Bridges site at Wildcat Way (next to Washington Junior High) offers care for infants and toddlers from 6:00am - 6:00pm to accommodate working families. Building Bridges Central Pre-K facility is located next to Old High Middle School. Its hours of operation are 6:00am - 6:00pm and it is open year round to accommodate working parents. Pre-K classes use the Core Knowledge Preschool Curriculum to help prepare children for kindergarten.
Parents As Teachers
The Parents As Teachers program offers parent education to help parents teach their own children in the early years prior to kindergarten. PAT's goals are to improve parenting skills, train parents to recognize developmental delays, prevent child abuse, and prepare children for the transition from home to school.