Training for Arkansas Childcare Providers
The Best Care training meets the professional development needs of Arkansas' early childhood professionals by providing 10 hours of verified face-to-face training annually through Traveling Arkansas Professional Pathways (TAPP). The areas of emphasis include child development, health, nutrition, and resource management.
Best Care 2016 Topics
Unit 1: Kids and Money
Unit 2: Money Savvy Nutrition
Unit 3: Feeding Practices for Infants and Toddlers
Unit 4: Feeding Practices for Preschoolers
Unit 5: Teaching Mindfulness for Kids in a Mindless World
Unit 6: Yoga for Kids
Unit 7: Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks
Unit 8: Let’s Talk! The Role of Spoken Language in Emergent Literacy
Unit 9: Baby Sign: Helping Children Communicate Before They Can Talk
Unit 10: Arkansas Culture through Literature, Music & Art
Top 5 Reasons to participate in Best Care
1. Training classes are registered with TAPP! Supports Better Beginnings
2. Training is offered in 26 locations across the state
3. New curriculum developed every year in:
>>Child Development (4 hours)
>>Consumer Economics (2 hours)
>>Health (2 hours)
>>Nutrition (2 hours)
4. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available.
Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for a $10 fee upon completion of the course.
If you have questions, please contact your County Extension Agent or the Best Care program staff:
Rebecca Simon, Program Coordinator
Kathryn McElderry, Program Technician
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For more information about Best Care trainings near you, look on the TAPP registry's website.