Training offered for chid care professionals

Monday, January 16, 2012

If you are a person who takes care of other people's children or wants to learn more about caring for young children, you'll want to participate 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 provide verified training through the Traveling Arkansas' Professional Pathways (TAPP) and support the Better Beginnings Program.

The Poinsett County Cooperative Extension Service has available a new, free set of classes for early childhood professionals and others interested in learning more about young children. These classes are part of The Best Care program. Ten hours of lessons will be provided on topics such as Retirement Planning; Building Your Resume; Grow It! Like It! Try It! Part I & II; Giving Medicine to Children Wisely Part I & II; Everyday Transitions; Do, Re, MiÍThe Importance of Music; Helping Children Develop Compassion, and Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings.

For more information about The Best Care classes for early childhood professionals, contact Sharon R. Lowery or call (870)-578-4490. This program is open to all interested persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.

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