Childcare Network #186

2618 North Prickett Road
Bryant , AR 72022

Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6 weeks - 12 years
Call or Text Us 501-847-4498

About our Child Care & Preschool Center in Bryant

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am so excited to be a part of the Childcare Network family! I am looking forward to a very productive and exciting year at #186.

My name is Lori Smith and I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently working on my BA.  I have worked in Early Education since1989 and have enjoyed working as the Educational Coordinator in the Ready 2 Learn classroom for the past year.

I moved back to my amazing home state of Arkansas in 2014.  I love the Benton and Bryant area because it has the small town feel with the luxuries of big city conveniences. 

I have 3 children of my own who have all aged out of preschool.  I am lucky enough to work with educators and children daily and influence the potential of generations to come.

As a director at Childcare Network #186, it will be my mission for our school to be the best it can be.  To partner with families and staff in order to build a positive culture and caring community that promotes integrity, family well-being, and a safe healthy and nurturing environment where children can learn and grow. 

It will be my mission to make sure that the time your child spends with us is a safe, happy learning environment.   Our staff is always welcoming and empathetic to the needs of our families and students.  As the working parents best friend, we need to make sure our families are supported and experience firsthand the love we feel for our students.

I look forward to spreading joy every day at #186.   Whether it be happy students or happy staff, I look forward to seeing a slew of smiles walk through the front door each and every morning; hearts filled with the desire to be here, to be successful, and to have pride in what they are accomplishing. Please do not wait for formal conferences to discuss any concerns you have with me. My door is always open!

Bryant Amenities
  • USDA Approved Free Meals and Snacks
  • Bright Babies Infant Curriculum
  • HighReach Learning Curriculum
  • Young Achievers Club for School Age
  • Adventure Summer Camp for School Age
  • Educational Field Trips
  • Drop In for School Closed Days
  • Large Activity Room
  • Large Playground
  • Better Beginnings Level 3
Bryant Transportation
  • Salem Elementary
  • Springhill  Elementary
  • Bethel Middle Elementary
  • Collegeville Elementary
  • Bryant Elementary
  • Bryant Middle Elementary
  • Hurricane Creek Elementary
  • Hill Farm Elementary
  • Pine Haven Elementary
Bryant School Discount Programs
  • Military Discount
  • Walmart Employees
  • Reeds Jewelers
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