All Day and After School Child Care

Free for Essential Workers- While Funds Last

Essential Workers All Day and After School Child Care

Free all day and after school child care is available (while funds last) through December 31, 2020 for qualifying workers through the Essential Workers Program. There are no income restrictions to participate in the Essential Workers Program. Employees of public school districts are classified as essential workers. If you have a child who is age 3 to 13, you are eligible to receive free child care as follows:

Springdale Schools Pre-K


  • How do I complete the form to see if my child qualifies for free Pre K in the Essential Workers Program? Here is the link to the form: PreK Essential Workers Program

  • How do I sign my child up for Springdale Schools Pre K? Pick up an enrollment packet at the Early Childhood Center 409 N Thompson, Springdale, AR 72764.

  • How old does my child need to be in order to sign up for Pre-K? Children have to be 3 or 4 by August 1, 2020.

  • If I qualify for the Pre-K program as an essential worker, can my child also participate in The After School Program under the Essential Worker Program? Yes, your child can enroll in both Pre-K and the after school program.

  • What is the cost? If a child is approved through the Essential Workers Program there is no cost (while funds last) for either Pre K or the After School Program through December 31, 2020.

  • Are there separate enrollment forms for The After School Program? Yes. Please visit the following site for all enrollment information related to The After School Program:

  • Who do I contact if I have any questions about the Springdale Pre-K Program? You can call (479) 750-8889 or email

After School Program (ASP)


  • How do I apply for the Essential Worker Program? Please visit the following site for the financial aid application for Essential Workers:

  • When do I enroll my child for after school care? You can enroll now and reserve a spot for after school care, held at your child’s school, beginning the first day of school. The After School Program operates from the time school is dismissed until 6:00 p.m.

  • What is the cost of after school care? If your child is approved through the essential workers program, there is no cost (while funds last) through December 31, 2020.

  • Is the essential worker program based on income? No, the essential worker program pays childcare for all essential workers regardless of income.

  • Are there additional financial aid options? Yes, the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma pays childcare for children in Arkansas that are affiliated with any nationally recognized tribe. Please visit the following site to apply for the assistance program:

  • Who do I contact if I have questions regarding the After School Program? Please contact The After School Program at (479) 756-5077 or email

If the Springdale School District closes to on-site instruction,

schools will pivot to remote teaching and learning

  • Will Pre K remain open if Springdale Schools are closed to on-site instruction? Yes.

  • If Springdale Schools close to on-site instruction, are there options for childcare for students in grades K-7? See the flowchart below.

Springdale Public School employees, please take this quick survey so we can see your interest in participating survey.

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