First Step - Malvern AR Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT)

(501) 337-7622

About the Provider

Description: The First Step Preschool Program focuses on getting your preschooler ready for school. We teach your child basic skills and offer the special attention essential for paving the way to a successful venture into the public school setting.Upon the approval of your family physician, our Preschool Program staff—which includes certified Early Childhood Special Education teachers and their assistants—will evaluate your child’s skills and strengths, identify goals and needs, and then chart a fun and exciting course toward success.

Additional Information: 3 Stars Better Beginnings;

Program and Licensing Details

  • License Number: 23862
  • Capacity: 148
  • Age Range: Infant/Toddler; Preschool;
  • Rate Range Infant 0 to 18 Months-$20.00 per Day (7 Hours or More) Preschool 30 to 72 Months-$16.00 per Day (7 Hours or More) Toddler 18 to 36 Months-$20.00 per Day (7 Hours or More)
  • State Rating: 3
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: No
  • Type of Care: Infant / Toddler , Preschool
  • District Office: PO Box 8059 Slot S408, Little Rock 72203-8059
  • District Office Phone: (501)749-9689 (Note: This is not the facility phone number.)
  • Licensor: Michelle Powell (

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Inspection/Report History

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Visit/Complaint Date Type Details
2023-07-05 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2023-05-04 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2023-01-26 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2021-10-14 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2021-07-29 Facility Visit 100.103.10.If a violation is of imminent threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the children attending the Child Care Center, corrective action or compliance shall be obtained within twenty-four (24) hours in order to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the children in care. If a Child Care Center violates an administrative standard or standard that does not directly threaten the immediate health, safety, or welfare of the children in care, these violations shall be corrected within a reasonable time as mutually agreed upon by the Child Care Licensing Unit and the Child Care Center.
300.306.4.02.All new staff, including volunteers who are counted in the ratios, shall receive the following orientation within three (3) months of employment (and every three (3) years thereafter) and shall not be left alone with children until this is completed.All staff shall have fifteen (15) hours of job specific training each year, including child development training, for the ages of children they work with. This shall be training focused on their job responsibilities, such as Hands on Routine Care for infants, or Basics of Assessment for preschool staff. See Division website for a list of courses, that the Division maintains contracts for, which meet the above requirements.
2021-07-16 Facility Complaint 300.303.2 - Employees required to receive training prescribed in subdivision (a) must receive annual re-training on those topics at least once every twelve (12) months.
2020-10-08 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2020-06-26 Facility Visit No Violations Cited
2020-06-25 Facility Complaint 100.102.1 - Child Care Centers shall maintain compliance with the licensing requirements at all times. To be in substantial compliance, the Child Care Center shall meet all essential standards necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the children attending the Child Care Center. Essential standards include but are not limited to those relating to issues involving fire, health, safety, nutrition, discipline, staff/child ratio and space. Failure to comply with any of the licensing requirements for Child Care Centers may result in any of the following adverse actions:
2018-04-10 Facility Visit 1000.1001.2.All equipment shall be sturdy, clean and safe.
900.902.9.Equipment shall not have protrusion hazards. (A protrusion is a projection which, when tested, is found to be a hazard having the potential to cause bodily injury to a user who impacts it.)
900.909.1.There shall be use zones and protective surfacing under and around all equipment that is over 18 in height at the highest accessible point. The highest accessible point is defined as the highest surface on the piece of equipment where children would stand or sit when the equipment is being used as intended. Use zones shall extend a minimum of 6 in all directions (unless otherwise specified) from the perimeter of the equipment. (Playground equipment that is between 18 inches and 24 inches at the highest accessible point and that was installed prior to the enforcement date of this revision is allowable without protective surfacing, as long as it meets all other requirements.)

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