Preschool & Child Development Center

Providing quality care, and early learning experiences for all of our children, including those with special needs. From developmental preschool and infant daycare services to pediatric physical therapy, we have programs available that meet the needs of each child so they can learn, grow, and thrive.

Archild Developmental Preschool & Special Needs Daycare In Little Rock

Archild is a therapeutic Early Intervention Day Treatment (EIDT) program and Arkansas Better Beginnings family day care center for children six weeks through six years of age. Founded in 1971, Archild has been serving children in Little Rock with a variety of developmental and intellectual disabilities and special needs for over 50 years by providing special education, pediatric therapy services, and family support.

Customized Care Plans

Archild School provides an environment tailored to meet the needs of students with special needs and disabilities. This specialized curriculum is used to promote development and foster independence.

Highly-trained Staff

Our teachers and classroom staff are trained in the education and care of children with a variety of abilities. Every day we strive for progress and celebrate the success of our students.

A Safe Place For All Kids

Archild was created as a safe place for all kids, no matter what their unique needs. We promote a positive and supportive environment where every student feels they belong.

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Our Pediatric Programs

Our team of early childhood and special education teachers and pediatric therapists in Central Arkansas work together to create and implement an individualized plan designed to help each Archild student maximize their abilities and potential.  Outpatient therapy services, including speech, occupational and pediatric physical therapy, are also available for birth to 18 years of age. We accept ARKids First, PASSE and private insurance. Click on the pictures below to learn more about each specialized area.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

 Whether your child needs simple speech therapy or a pediatric speech pathologist, Archild’s pediatric speech therapy program offers expert services in the treatment of communication disorders in children.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

From improving fine motor skills to facilitating social interaction, our Pediatric Occupational Therapy program focuses on empowering children to navigate everyday tasks with ease and confidence.

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Through therapeutic exercises and fun activities, our dedicated pediatric physical therapists help children overcome physical challenges, enhance their mobility, improve balance, coordination, and strength.

Developmental Preschool

Our team of skilled educators crafts a well-rounded preschool curriculum to foster cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development, using a blend of structured learning and imaginative play.

Family Day Care Service

Archild’s Daycare Center’s highly-trained staff utilizes effective strategies to promote learning and development for children up to 6 years old including those with special needs. We also offer infant daycare services.

Special Education School In Little Rock

Discover the extraordinary range of special education services provided by Archild School. With an impressive 52-year history, our team of devoted professionals and pediatric therapists is deeply committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

From personalized care plans to a tailored curriculum, our focus at Archild School is to nurture growth, foster independence, and unlock the full potential of every child. Join our special education school and witness firsthand their remarkable progress, expanded knowledge, and flourishing abilities.

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Here’s what parents have to say…

Our child was a preemie, and we worried about getting her the help she might need. Archild developed a specialized therapy program for her and kept us involved the whole way through. Now she is thriving and learning more everyday. My family can’t express our gratitude enough to this school.


Archild has been one of the best choices we made for our son. We’re amazed at how much progress he’s made in his time being there. From walking, to talking and communicating his emotions, he’s adapted so well. He enjoys his school and is always so happy to attend. We are so very thankful for everyone on staff!


Archild preschool has been by far the best decision I have made for my son’s therapy care! He started receiving services at Archild when he was an infant and is currently three years old. I have watched his team of therapists work diligently with him to develop the life skills he is now able to do on his own!


Where We’re Located

Our preschool and child development center is conveniently located on Colonel Glenn Road (US-70) and just 3 minutes off of University Avenue. You’ll find us right across the road from Dollar General and down the road from the Post Office and Tacos Riza Mexican Restaurant.

Ways To Support Archild This Holiday Season


Unleash Generosity

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. The day provides an opportunity for people to stand together in unity⁠⁠—to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. Archild is proud to participate in this day of giving. Your dollars will help us better support the children we serve. Click the Donate tab at the top of this page to make a donation.

Archild Angels

This year Archild would like to assist some of our families during the Holiday season by making financial contributions to make their holidays brighter.

We would be honored for your donations which will help us reach our goal of $2,000. Please donate by clicking on the Donate tab at the top of this page or by mailing directly to the school no later than December 1st. All contributions are tax deductible. Thank you for being an Archild Angel.

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