Training for Arkansas Childcare Providers
The Best Care training meets the professional development needs of Arkansas' early childhood professionals by providing 10 hours of verified training annually through the Professional Development Registry (PDR). The areas of emphasis include child development, health, nutrition, and resource management.
Best Care is typically an in-person training, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have adapted to in-person and online trainings for the 2022 year. If you have any questions on whether your county is holding an in-person training or Zoom meeting, please contact your County Extension Agent ;or for more information about Best Care trainings near you, look on the PDR website.
NOTE: Best Care Online now open! Click here to learn how to enroll.
Best Care topics for 2022 include:
- Growing Young Gardeners
- Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Fitness Practices
- STEAM in Outdoor Learning
- Infant Care and Self-Regulation
- Music in Early Learning
- Making a Clean Sweep
- Child Care Prepared - Disaster Preparedness
- Effective Communication
- Playground Safety
- When Accidents Happen: Basic First Aid