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Training for Arkansas Childcare Providers

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.

 

Best Care Training Opportunities for 2020

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:

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

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