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Nashville, Ark. – If you are an early childhood professional and want to learn more
about caring for young children, you may be interested in The Best Care. Sometimes it is difficult to find appropriate classes that are close to home and
affordable. The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, in partnership with
the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Association, is offering training for
early childhood professionals. Classes are offered FREE of charge and is verified
training through the Traveling Arkansas’ Professional Pathways (TAPP) and supports
the Better Beginnings Program.
The Howard County Cooperative Extension Service is offering classes on
Saturdays, January 30 and February 27, 2016 starting at 9:00 a.m. for early childhood
professionals and others interested in learning more about young children. Classes
will be held at the Howard County Extension Homemaker’s Building in Nashville. Registration
will begin at 8:30 a.m. These classes are part of a program called The Best Care. Ten hours of lessons will be provided in a classroom setting on the following topics:
(1) Kids and Money, (2) Money Savvy Nutrition, (3) Feeding Practices for Infants,
(4) Feeding Practices for ages 3-5, (5) Yoga for Kids, (6) Teaching Mindfulness for
Kids in a Mindless World, (7) Teaching Numeracy, Language, and Literacy with Blocks,
(8) Let’s Talk! The Role of Spoken Language in Emergent Literacy, (9) Baby Sign: Helping
Children Communicate Before They Can Talk, and (10) All About Arkansas Culture through
Literature, Music & Art.
Interested persons should pre-register for The Best Care classes by January 25 by contacting the Howard County Extension Service at (870)
845-7517. 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 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.