Changing the World, One Student at a Time

Quality Accredited Preschool for Ages 6 weeks – 12 years. Serving Russellville, Dardanelle, Dover and Clarksville.

Better Beginnings Quality Accredited

ABCCA Is rated at Level 3, the highest rating for Arkansas

Arkansas Better Chance Program

We serve high quality programs that serve children, ages three to five, with a variety of risk factors.

Trusted Certified Teaching Staff

We only hire the best certified staff for your children to get the best education.


Childcare Vouchers

We also accept Childcare Vouchers from DHS. Contact your DHS department for more information about the application.

EIDT and Tuition

We offer Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) services to children with developmental disabilities or delays and tuition based programs in our to prepare them for kindergarden.

Our Facilities

We have 14 locations within the Russellville, Dardanelle, Dover and Clarksville area.


Preschool children play on speech therapy lesson in kindergarten or primary school

ABC Children’s Academy, located in Russellville, Dardanelle, Dover and Clarksville, frequently partners with Recovery Zone Pediatric Therapy Services to meet the needs of our families. We want to share with you a program through ABC Children’s Academy called EIDT.

EIDT stands for Early Intervention Day Treatment Services.

This program provides therapy services for your child while allowing them to attend preschool and prepare for Kindergarten. This is a free program using your child’s Medicaid funding (excludes AR Kids B). Benefits of this program are that it is therapeutically based with multiple therapists working right here in the center with your child’s teachers and it is FREE all year round with no breaks in the summer or holidays other than the few days a year our main center is closed.

The hours are 7:30 to 3:00 with extended hours available in certain cases. Contact the ABCCA’s main offices in Russellville, Dardanelle, Dover or Clarksville for more details.

Parents need to call the center to speak to the supervisor to make an appointment to discuss enrollment. ABCCA’s main centers are located in Russellville, Dardanelle, Dover, and Clarksville for your convenience.

Your child would need to qualify, or already receive, one or more of the following types of therapies:

  • Occupational Therapy – fine motor, grasping, sensory needs, dressing, other daily living activities
  • Physical Therapy – posture, balance, strength, rolling, jumping, walking
  • Speech Therapy – expressive and/or receptive language, articulation, stuttering

The classroom has additional therapeutically based classroom goals that the Lead Teacher in your child’s room works on with your child.  Some examples may be putting on their coat, carrying things without spilling, or even jumping and running. A team of professionals, including your child’s classroom teacher as well as our Therapy Service Coordinator, will assess your child for classroom goals.

Nurses are on staff in each county and are able to provide: medication administration, tracheostomy care, tube feedings, catheterizations, breathing treatments, blood sugar checks, insulin administration, monitoring pulse ox, first aid, etc. Your child will also receive a hearing screen by our audiologist after enrollment.


"With Parents as Partners, We can Change the World One Student at a Time."

Contact Us

ABCCA is a participant in Arkansas Quality Rating System for Preschools known as Better Beginnings.

ABCCA is currently rated Level 3 Better Beginnings which is the highest rating possible in Arkansas.

ABCCA is an participant in ERS which is a high quality review that structures classrooms with Math, Literacy  Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Manipulatives and Dramatic play centers in the Classroom.

Our sign in and out system uses a finger print scanner for security purposes. This is part of our ProCare system. ProCare allows not only safe transitions but also account details, easy payment methods and statement printing for families.

ABCCA had our humble beginnings in 1966 as Morgan’s Childcare Center. Rose Morgan, our Grandmother, opened the first licensed preschool in the Russellville, Arkansas. Betty Hefner, our Mother, operated the preschool for years until retiring in 2004.

In 2004, Kirk and Dana Warren bought the family childcare business from Harold and Betty Hefner and re-emphasized the preschool mission to enhance their family’s strong “Preschool Education” childcare service.

ABCCA became a participate in the Arkansas Better Chance Program School for Success in 2004.

ABCCA welcomes families and children age 6 weeks to 12 years into our tuition based program to prepare your children for Kindergarten with Advanced Curriculums.

ABCCA accepts Childcare Vouchers from DHS – apply at your local DHS Office.

ABCCA is a Participant of the Arkansas Better Chance Program. This is an income based program free to families of 3 and 4 year olds who qualify.


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