Ashley Black, Director of QCC Ft. Smith - Gate Nine Ctf
I was born and raised in “Bulldog” country and played sports for Greenwood Schools. I have two active boys and I am also a foster parent for the state of Arkansas. I love living and working in our close-knit community. After noticing the need for quality child care in our area, I opened Happy Steps in 2011. We joined with Quality Child Care in 2016 so we could build a bigger network and provide more opportunities for our employees, children, and families. I love working with children of all ages. This passion drives me every day to provide quality learning experiences that will lay a foundation that will prepare them for a successful and happy life.
Ms. Black can be reached at
479.252.6543 or by email at