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  • Child Care Provider Training to Be Offered

    Online Child Care Provider Training for 2021
    Attention, Early Childhood Professionals and Foster Families, if you provide care to young children and would like to learn more about research based information on ways to educate and care for young children, you may be interested in training opportunities such as Best Care.

    Sometimes it’s a struggle to find quality resources that are close to home and affordable. The University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) offer 5 hours of professional development training for educators or caregivers of young children.  Trainings are verified through the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (formally known as TAPP) and supports the Better Beginnings quality rating system.
    Best Care training is usually offered face to face in early spring. This year, due to COVID-19, and with your safety in mind, the Crawford, Sebastian, and Scott County Extension Services will be offering training for childcare providers virtually.  Training will be offered on April 24th. The class will offer 5 hours of professional development.
    The following is a list of the 2021 Best Care topics to be covered:
    Time Management
    Circle Time
    Block Play

    To sign up or for more information about The Best Care classes for early childhood professionals contact the Crawford County Extension office at 479-474-5286 or email Tristin Bolton at tbolton@uada.edu

    About the Division of Agriculture
    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

    The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  
    The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.