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The Best Care. Drawing of children

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 the Professional Development Registry (PDR). The areas of emphasis include child development, health, nutrition, and resource management. 

 

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for a $10 fee upon completion of the course.

2020 Best Care Training Opportunities

Location Date(s) Contact Person Phone #
Arkadelphia Jan 25 & Feb 22 JoAnn Vann 870-246-2281
       
Batesville Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18 Julian Carpenter 870-793-8840
       
Benton  March 7 Kris Boulton 501-303-5672
       
Camden  Jan 25 Lauren McGarrh 870-864-1916
       
Clinton  March 14 Torrie Smith 501-745-7117
       
De Witt  Feb 1 Heather Reed 870-222-3972
       
Fayetteville Jan. 18, Feb. 8 Anna Goff 479-841-1212
       
Forrest City  Feb. 29, March 7  Karley Mishler  870-261-1730
       
Gassville  Feb. 8, Feb. 29  Emilee Moody  870-449-6349
       
Hamburg  Jan. 18  Katie Frizzell 870-853-2080
       
Harrison  Feb. 1, Feb. 29 Trudy McManus  870-741-6168
       
Helena  Jan. 18, Jan. 25  Julie Goings  870-338-8027
       
Hot Springs  Jan. 31, Feb. 1  Amy Monk  870-867-2311
       
Jonesboro  Mar. 14 Debbie DeRossitte  870-578-4490
       
Little Rock  Jan. 25, Feb. 29  Megan Wells  501-340-6650
       
Lonoke  Jan. 25, Feb. 8  Dianna Bowen  501-676-3124
       
Monticello  Jan. 25, Feb. 15 Hazelene McCray  870-460-6270
       
Morrilton  Feb. 1  Shannon Autrey  501-977-2146
       
Nashville  Feb. 29  Jean Ince 870-584-3013
       
Ozark  Feb. 22, March 14  Casey Jarding  479-667-3720
       
Pine Bluff  Feb. 22  Mary Ann Kizer   870-534-1033
       
Searcy  Feb. 22  Katie Cullum  501-268-5394
       
Texarkana  Jan. 18  Carla Due 870-779-3609
       
Van Buren  Feb. 1, Feb. 22  Tristin Bolton  479-474-5286
       
Walnut Ridge  Mar. 14  Tori Copeland  870-886-3741

  

If you have questions, please contact your County Extension Agent or the Best Care program staff:

Rebecca Simon, Program Coordinator
501-671-2364
rsimon@uaex.edu

Secretary
501-671-2355
1-800-871-0626

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For more information about Best Care trainings near you, look on the  PDR website.