QCC: Ft. Smith - Gate Nine Ctf

About Our Center

Better Beginning Certification

Level Two Better Beginnings certification. 



Local school buses provide transportation to and from our center each day. 

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday from 6AM to 6PM


  • 8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast

  • 11:00am – 11:30am Lunch

  • Naptime – 12:00pm - 2:00pm

  • 2:00 – 2:30 Snack

Please note that from 11:30AM and 2:00PM children are preparing for naptime and resting. Dropping your child off during this time is strongly discouraged. This is not only disrupts other children that are trying to rest, but it may also upset your own child if they have to lie down for a nap as soon as they arrive.


Holiday Closings

We will be closed on the following holidays. Should any of these dates fall on the weekend, we will observe the holiday on Friday or Monday, whichever day is the closest to the holiday. Tuition is not waived or altered for closings.

  • New Year’s Day

  • Memorial Day

  • Independence Day

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving Day

  • Christmas Day

There will be other holidays, such as Black Friday, Christmas Eve, and Spring Break for which parents must sign up ahead of time in order for their child to attend. This allows us to plan the staff schedule and the children’s meals. Depending on the number of kids that sign up, directors will schedule staff for those children only and it is possible that the center will close early. Each center will have this information posted, so make sure you check with your facility about the closing time on these days.


Registration Fee

  • Due at enrollment, per child - $40.00

Supply Fee

  • Due Feb 1 & Aug 1, per child - $30.00

Infants (6 weeks - 18 months)

  • Full Time - $140.00/week

Toddlers (18 months - 3 years)

  • Full Time - $130.00/week

Preschool (3 year old - 5 years)

  • Full Time - $120.00/week


  • Full Week for Summer & Holidays - $115.00

  • Before School (Includes Transportation to School) - $45.00

  • After School (Includes Transportation from School) - $55.00

  • Before & After School (Includes Roundtrip Transportation) - $55.00

  • Full Day During the School Year - Regular Weekly Rate + $15.00/day

Multiple Child Weekly Discount

  • Per child - $10.00 off

Tuition Details

  • Parents will be expected to pay for the number of days agreed upon at enrollment, regardless of attendance.

  • Credit cards are preferred, but we accept checks and cash.

  • Prior notice needs to be made if additional days of care are needed. Drop in rates will apply and children will only be accommodated if there is space available.

Contact Information



Ashley Gipson
Email Ashley Gipson


9408 Gate Nine Ctf
Ft. Smith, AR 72916




Important Information


Please use the links below to add, or change information for your child. You can also use MyProcare to pay tuition.

New Family Sign Up Link:


Existing Account Link: