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Best Care Connected Online Childcare Training 

Best Care Connected is an online professional development course that provides five hours of verified training through the Professional Development Registry (PDR). The online course format includes interactive elements and audio recording.

Each lesson will equal 1 hour of PDR verified credit

To enroll visit: courses.uaex.edu

Best Care Connected is available from Nov. 1, 2019–Sept. 25, 2020

Course Topics Include:

  • Outdoor Learning Environments
  • I Like to Move It, Move It!
  • Don't Quit! Avoid Burnout
  • Building Staff Relationships
  • Alternatives and Substitutions

Course Requirements

  • Pass Introduction Quiz (80% or above).
  • Complete the registration form.
  • Pass each lesson quiz (80% or above).
  • Complete each lesson evaluation.
  • Print or save each lesson certificate.

*If you do not complete all of the requirements, you WILL NOT receive credit.

The hours that you have completed will be reported to the PDR for credit. We ask that you allow 30 to 45 days for credit to show on PDR.

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for a $10 fee upon completion of the course. You can receive 0.1 CEUs for each lesson/hour that you complete. There is a section in the course on how to receive them.

For Course Reminders and Frequently Asked Questions Click Here

How to Enroll:

  1. To access the course, go to courses.uaex.edu.
  2. When you are ready to get started, log in or create an account.
  3. Once you log in, please “click” on the Best Care Connected link under the course category titled Online Child Care Courses.
  4. You are now on the Best Care Connected course home page. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and select the "Best Care Connected 2019-2020" link to enroll.
  5. Please be sure to complete the registration form, pass the quiz with an 80% or above, and complete the evaluation form under each lesson.
  6. Once you have completed the course, you will need to print or save as a pdf the completion certificate.

 

Outdoor Learning Environments

The purpose of this lesson is to create a paradigm shift in how we view outdoor spaces, from recess done on a playground, to an outdoor learning environment where children are surrounded by nature and natural materials.

 

I Like to Move It, Move It!

Movement promotes fitness and development for the whole child, and it contributes to a positive self-image, self-confidence, creativity, and self-expression. Movement and activity also help stimulate the learning process.

 

Don't Quit! Avoid Burnout

Often times stress, if not handled properly, can cause burnout.   Burnout has become a major problem in many professional and non-professional occupations. Learning how to prevent and avoid burnout is key.

 

Building Staff Relationships 

The purpose of this lesson is to define strength-based relationships; gain an understanding of how we approach creating relationships; learn how to set professional boundaries when working closely with colleagues; and explore building relationships on every level, from the classroom to the center or school administration.

 

Alternatives and Substitutions

This lesson will assist parents, teachers, kitchen staff and administrators in planning nutritious meals to accommodate children with food allergies, intolerance and special requests. Participants will gain an understanding of food allergies, intolerance and special request, explore meal planning for accommodations and discover alternatives and substitutes that taste as good as the original dish. 

 

 

 

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