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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.

 

Our NEW 2022 BCC professional development topics are: 

  • Biting
  • The Inclusive Classroom
  • Arkansas Culture
  • Lesson Planning
  • Healthy Snacks and Cooking Experiments in the Classroom

 

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.

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How to Enroll:

  1. To access the course, go to courses.uada.edu or click here for a step-by-step graphic.
  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 2021-2022" 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.

 

Biting

Biting is a normal occurrence in younger preschool classrooms. While frustrating for all parties involved, it is an age-appropriate behavior. Children bite for a variety of reasons. This lesson includes tips for helping prevent bites and strategies to avoid, as well as teacher and parent resources. 

 

The Inclusive Classroom

In the 2018-2019 school year, the United States Department of Education reports that 818,575 three to five-year-olds benefitted from preschool special education services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Federal regulations require preschool special education services to be provided in the least restrictive environment (LRE) possible. To satisfy these requirements, most students are receiving their services in the classroom, alongside their typically developing classmates. Who does this benefit, being in an inclusive classroom? Anyone? Everyone? 

 

Arkansas Culture

This lesson, designed for teachers who work with preschoolers ages 3-5, is to teach children about the state of Arkansas, culture and heritage, and what makes it a unique place to call home. Participants can expect to learn about literature and art. This lesson will explore different areas to incorporate Arkansas culture through children's literature and art in the early childhood classroom. 

 

Lesson Planning

Do you dread preparing lesson plans? You are not alone! The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, in conjunction with Arkansas Head Start, have released Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards (CDELS) to help educators guide their lesson planning to ensure classrooms are helping to meet developmental milestones. 
 
 

Healthy Snacks & Cooking Experiments in the Classroom

Healthy nutrition practices can be developed in the preschool classroom, and not just at the table. Even your younger students can participate. The more you can get children involved in making snacks and developing their cooking skills, the better. 
 

 

 

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