• Chicot Early Childhood Center in the Little Rock School District provides a high-quality preschool program at no cost to parents.  Chicot Early Childhood Center uses a learning center approach which provides opportunity for children to engage in respectful interactions in a richly prepared environment with professionals available to help them develop socially, emotionally, academically and physically.

    History of Chicot Early Childhood Center (ECC):  Chicot ECC was opened in 2008 as an addition of the larger K-5 elementary school.  In 2013, it was recognized as a separate center from the elementary school.  Chicot ECC has 12 pre-kindergarten classes, seven 4-year old classrooms and five 3-year old classrooms.  All teachers are high-qualified with degrees in early childhood education and all pre-k aides are CDA credentialed or in process of credentialing. 

    Qualifications to attend Chicot Early Childhood Center:  Children must be three years old or four years old on or before August 1.  Parent or guardian must provide transportation.

    Required Enrollment information:

    • Preschool Supplemental Information Form
    • Birth Certificate
    • Proof of Income
    • Up-to-Date Health Screening and Immunization Record
    • Contact LRSD Student Registration Office, 501 Sherman St., 447-2950

    Center Hours of Operations

    • Center Hours:     7:30am- 2:25pm
    • Breakfast in the Classroom: 7:30am -7:40am
    • LRSD before and after school Care Program: 447-1880
    • Care Program Availability: 7:00am-7:30am and 2:25pm-5:30pm

    Uniforms are highly encouraged:

    • Tops: Polo shirt with collar (any color)
    • Pants/Skirts: Khaki or navy
    • Shoes: Tennis shoes with Velcro straps or slip-ons, preferably no lace strings.  No crocs, clogs, or sandals.

    Chicot Early Childhood Center Highlights:

    • Developmentally appropriate research-based curriculum design
    • Focus teaching on the latest early childhood teaching strategies and childhood development
    • Focus on Arkansas Early Childhood Frameworks and Standards for learning
    • Model Site for Conscious Discipline strategies used in developing the social and emotional well-being of children and providing parents with helpful strategies to nurture that growth.

    Partners in Education:

    • Dee Brown Library
    • Arkansas State University Childhood Services
    • Longley Baptist Church