Best Care Connected
Best Care Connected is an online professional development course that provides five hours of verified training through Traveling Arkansas' Professional Pathways (TAPP) Registry.The areas of emphasis include child development, health, nutrition, and resource management.
To sign up for the course, go to the courses.uaex.edu website. To get started, log in or create an account. Once you are logged in, under the Child Care Provider heading, click on Best Care Connected. As you work through the course, complete the registration form, quizzes under each lesson, and evaluation form. Once you have completed the course, you will need to print the completion certificate. The five hours of verified training will be sent to the TAPP Registry.
Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for a $10 fee upon completion of the course. There is a section in the course for how to receive them.
Best Care Connected Courses for 2016-2017:
Discusses ways ethics and best practices of using social media and online tools as an childcare professional.
Healthy Snacks for Young Children:
Offers ideas for healthy snack preparations for the little ones in your care.
The Amazing Journey of Toddlerhood:
Focuses on the joys and trials of teaching toddlers by discussing developmental milestones and ways to engage 1 - 3 year olds.
Arkansas Culture through Literature, Music, & Art:
Introduces the rich heritage of Arkansas through the use of children's books, folk music, and art. Includes activities that use Arkansas products such as rice.
Autism Awareness in the Early Childhood Classroom:
Offers information to gain awareness of autistic spectrum disorders and how they affect young children in a childcare setting.
Each lesson will be available separately for 1 hour of TAPP verified credit.
Available September 1, 2016 - June 1, 2017