Teaching children the ABC's of Education & Salvation

Cavanaugh Children's Center (CCC) is a ministry of the Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church of Fort Smith Arkansas. Cavanaugh Children's Center (CCC) was organized & developed to provide a loving, supportive, safe and educational environment for families who need toddler, pre-school and school-age care for their children. It is our goal to provide a loving and secure environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually in a Bible-based program run by a dedicated, professional staff. It is also our mission for each child to know that they are loved by God.

Cavanaugh Children’s Center is a “private” Christian Preschool and Summer Camp. 

By being a “private” school, the Administration of Cavanaugh Children’s Center has the right to accept or decline enrollment of any family.  Enrollment into Cavanaugh Children’s Center is not an automatic certainty.  Also, re-enrollment is not a guarantee; especially if the Center’s Administration feels that past actions of the parents/guardian or students towards the Administration, staff or students within the school were detrimental to the continued success of the school. 

 If at any time the Administration of Cavanaugh Children’s Center deems it in the Center’s best interest to terminate the enrollment of a student — it is understood that it is within Cavanaugh Children’s Center’s right to do so. 

It is expected that all students and their families will adhere to the policies of the Center and will not provoke any undo turmoil or unrest between the other students, staff or parents without proper meetings with the Center’s Director.  This type of behavior will most certainly result in your enrollment being forfeited.   

Kids Drawing

Cavanaugh Children's Center has an open door policy. Parents are always welcome to come by the school to see their child. No appointments are necessary. We encourage parent participation in our school, our activities and our programs.

RATIOS: (Child: Teacher)
3 Months to 18 Months 5:1

18 Months to 2.5 Years 8:1

2.5 Years to 3 Years 12:1

4 Years 15:1

5 Years and Up 18:1




Infant care starts at 12 weeks. We have two infant rooms. Child to teacher ration is 5:1. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the infant room please register on our online waiting list.


Waddler classroom starts at 13 months. Child to teacher ratio is 5:1.
Toddler classroom starts at 18 months. Child to teacher ratio is 8:1.
2 year old classroom starts at 24 months. Child to teacher ratio is 8:1.
Each classroom has their own daily schedule with learning and play time! Breakfast, lunch & two snacks are included daily!

PRE-K, & JR. K

Preschool starts at this age! So exciting! Our preschool program offers weekly Abeka curriculum during classroom learning time & learning through play centers. Each classroom has their own daily schedule. Daily chapel is included along with outside playground time & big gym play. Breakfast, lunch and two snacks are included!

Immunizations Required for Enrollment


Exceptional Child Care

We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially, creatively and spiritually. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.



Executive Director


Assistant Director


Office Manager


Administrative Secretary & Bookkeeper