Jean A. Ince
County Extension Agent-
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.