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If you provide care to young children and would like to learn more about researched based information concerning ways to educate and care for young children, you may be interested in training opportunities such as The Best Care.

Nashville, Ark. – If you provide care to young children and would like to learn more about researched based information concerning ways to educate and care for young children, you may be interested in training opportunities such as The 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) offers 10 hours of professional development training for educators or caregivers of young children.  All training opportunities are offered free of charge and are verified training through the new Professional Development Registry (PDR), also known as the Traveling Arkansas’ Professional Pathways (TAPP) and support the Better Beginnings quality rating system.

            The Best Care will be begin Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Howard County Extension Homemakers Educational Center located at 425 Second Street in Nashville. The training will begin with registration at 8:30 and class starting at 9:00 a.m. Additional hours will be offered February 18. By attending both sessions, participants will receive 10 hours of certification.

            Topics for this year’s The Best Care training will include Active Play, Child Care Prepared: Disaster Preparedness, Grow It, Try It, Like It, Classroom Transitions, Music in Early Childhood, Two Bite Club, Celebrating Cultures, Infant and Toddler Literacy and Effective Communication Skills.

            If you are interested in attending in the Best Care program, you must register by calling the Howard County Extension Service at 870-845-7517. Please register by January 20, 2017.    

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Howard County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

By Jean Ince
County Extension Agent - Staff Chair
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Jean Ince
County Extension Agent - Staff Chair
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852
(870) 845-7517
jince@uaex.edu

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  • The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

    The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of 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.

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