Lincoln Child Care

Learn. Educate. Grow
Lincoln Childcare center is the only non-profit that provides vital quality childcare to low-income families on a sliding scale. These services are at a great need in the Fort Smith Area, where affordable childcare is often hard to find.

General Info

Director: Jennifer Rudder

Grade Levels: 6 weeks to 6y

Non-Discrimination Policy

Parent Handbook


Quick Info

News & Events

Parent Teacher Conferences today (March 1st), ABC Preschool releases at 1:00 pm.

Parents: Please keep an eye on what your children are watching on YouTube. We have learned of a new character targeting children through YouTube Kids’ Shows. This is known as the “Momo Challenge.” This video/advertisement is meant to bring harm to children and has been known to pop in as an advertisement in Peppa Pig and Fortnite videos. 

Staff Directory
Career Opportunities

Positions Available:

None At This Time

For More Information or to apply, send resume to jennifer.rudder@lincolnchildcare.org

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About Us

Our infant classroom serves children from the age of six weeks through 18 months.  The program is designed to promote a feeling of belonging and loving care.  Children eat, sleep, and play according to their own schedule.  We provide a creative and stimulating program which encourages visual, language, and gross mother and small motor experiences to enhance learning through their own natural curiosity. Teachers will guide and encourage your child at every stage of his or her development.  Staff prepares a daily report for parents with information on feedings, diapering, and napping.
Our Pre-toddler classroom serves children from 18 to 30 months.  Our pre-told classroom serves as a transitional experience for children developing and growing from infancy to becoming a toddler.  The classroom is designed to provide stimulating experiences for the children where they can learn through their own inquisitiveness while providing stimulation to enhance visual, language, gross motor and small motor experiences. Teachers continue to guide and encourage children through every stage of his or her development while allowing children to foster and develop their new found independence in their world.
Our toddler classroom serves children from 30 months to 3 years of age.  The toddler classroom is designed to provide stimulating experiences for the children where they can learn through their own inquisitiveness.  The emphasis during the toddler years is on building self-confidence and fostering natural curiosity.  Throughout the day toddlers enjoy a large variety of play materials that are readily made available to them, as well as creative centers where a child can dress-up, build with blocks and experiment through the senses. Our teachers offer deep respect for each child ensuring that your toddler will truly love her or her school environment, be comfortable and, from that, develop a long lasting love for learning.
Our preschool program prepares children socially and academically while supporting and encouraging the development of independence, responsibility, and confidence, all of which are essential for the success in kindergarten.  Our program focuses on each child’s social, emotions, intellectual, and physical development by offering hands-on activities, actively engaging each child in developmentally age-appropriate activities exploring the areas of literacy, math, science, social students, and the arts. Our highly qualified and skilled teaching staff prepare curriculum that is exciting and challenging, as well as supportive of each child’s own learning style.
Our preschool program prepares children socially and academically while supporting and encouraging the development of independence, responsibility, and confidence, all of which are essential for the success in kindergarten.  Our program focuses on each child’s social, emotions, intellectual, and physical development by offering hands-on activities, actively engaging each child in developmentally age-appropriate activities exploring the areas of literacy, math, science, social students, and the arts. Our highly qualified and skilled teaching staff prepare curriculum that is exciting and challenging, as well as supportive of each child’s own learning style.

Our Mission & Vision

To offer affordable childcare in a loving, safe, and healthy environment that will provide children with developmental enrichment activities to build strong self-esteem and develop character to prepare them for future successes.

Location

1415 North 9th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72901

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 3pm
Aftercare: 3pm – 6pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

479-782-4997
jennifer.rudder@lincolnchildcare.org

Our Director

“Dear Parents and Members of our Community,

We are happy to be a part of the Fort Smith community, and a United Way of The Fort Smith Community Partner Program. Since 1994, we have served underprivileged children of the River Valley Region. I have been a part of Lincoln Childcare for 10 years, and have loved every minute of my time here.

I look forward to having the opportunity to serve the community and your children for years to come.”

Jennifer Rudder

Director

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Testimonials

What Parents are Saying

"(My Child) absolutely loves it here. I'm so excited to get his little brother in there too!"

Jessica Elan Bond

Parent

"Best bunch of teachers and staff ever!! So hands on and so sweet to the kids. Very attentive and very loving. Excited (my child) gets another year here!! Ms. Jennifer and Ms. Darlene were awesome teachers. Ms. Nora also a big help with everything. Can't say enough nice things about Lincoln. xoxox

Jennifer Thomas

Parent

"So amazing wonderful people and my son ... loved it. I loved that they all knew his name and he liked everyone and they really cared about all of us. I recommend them to everyone."

Jennifer Kachula Robles

Parent

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Get In Touch

Location: 1415 North 9th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901

Telephone: (479) 782-4997

Email: jennifer.rudder@lincolnchildcare.org

School Hours: M-F: 8am - 3pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Lincoln Child Care, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors and vendors