We offer the most up-to-date training and are constantly attending workshops and conferences to ensure we are presenting the most current methods available.  

Early Childhood Educator Workshops

​ Child Development: Birth to Three

The goal of this course is to improve the quality of care by training caregivers in the development of the child from birth to three.

The objectives of this course include determining the needs of infants and toddlers, establishing routines, setting up the environment, discussing influences on brain development, observing children, and understanding the development of the child from birth to three.

This course will help enable caregivers understand the importance of this early development and their role as a nurturer. Through studying development, caregivers will learn what to expect from infants and toddlers and will be able to recognize that all are different, although they have similar patterns of development. In addition, caregivers will have the skills and techniques required to care for children within a safe and stimulating environment.

Lessons consist of: Concepts in Infant and Toddler Development, The Young Infant, The Mobile Infant, The Toddler and Early Intervention.  Total class hours: 15 -- Free of Charge

Child Development: Three to Five

The goal of this course is to improve the quality of care by training caregivers in the development of the child from three to five.

Objectives of the class include understanding the needs of children, recognizing ways play promotes development, observing children, and exploring the development of the preschooler.

Upon completion of this training, caregivers will know what to expect from preschoolers. In addition, caregivers will have the skills and techniques required to care for them within a safe and stimulating environment.

Lessons consist of: Concepts in Child Development, The Three Year Old, The Four Year Old, The Five Year Old and Inclusion. Total class hours: 15  Free of charge

Child Development: Five to Eight

The goal of this course is to improve the quality of care by training caregivers in the development of the child from five to eight. School-age children have unique developmental needs and require a different approach to teaching, supervising and entertaining.

Caregivers need to be resourceful, flexible, organized and energetic. Objectives of the class include understanding the needs of school-age children, recognizing influences on development, identifying quality school age care, developing school age programs, communicating with parents, working with the exceptional child, and understanding the development of the child from five to eight. To provide quality care and activities, caregivers need to understand the development that takes place during these years.

Upon completion of this training, caregivers will know what to expect from school-age children. In addition, caregivers will have the skills and techniques to provide them within a safe, caring and stimulating environment.

Lessons consist of: Concepts in Child Development, Language Development, Cognitive Development, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Children Who Are Exceptional.  Total class hours: 15.  Free of Charge

Cradling Literacy [CL]

Designed to help early childhood teachers understand and develop skills to support early language and literacy development in children age birth to five. 

These 12 session demonstrate how relationships can affect brain development and how culture and reflection can bridge difference in beliefs about child rearing and child development. (12 sessions, 24 total clock-hours)

Strengthening Families 

The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework is a national and international initiative that aims to develop and enhance five specific characteristics (called protective factors) that help keep families strong and children safe from abuse and neglect. 

The framework was developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The initial goal was to create a national, systematic approach to prevention that would reach large numbers of families long before abuse or neglect occurred to children. 

The Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors Framework (SF) was designed to assist professionals who work with children and families in promoting the optimal development of all children while protecting vulnerable children from maltreatment.

This curriculum includes materials on partnering with parents and addresses promising strategies to strengthen families for practitioners in multiple settings. (7 sessions, 21 total clock hours)

Youth Athletes 

Early Childhood Educator Workshops

Creative Activities

This course helps to improve quality of care by training teachers in planning and developing creative activities that are designed to aid children as they grow cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. This course is structured around creative activities in the following curriculum areas: Language Arts, Dramatic Play, Math, Science, Art, Music, Movement, Cooking, and Nutrition. Upon completion of this course, teachers will have a knowledge base and hands-on experiences necessary to plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities into the daily curriculum.

Lessons consist of: The Foundation of Creative Activities, Language and Dramatic Play, Art, Music and Movement, and Math and Science. Total class hours: 15 - Free of charge

Health and Safety 

The goal of this course is to help caregivers understand their function as role model, protector and teacher of safety for children in all types of child care settings as they show an awareness of the effect of children's surroundings (air breathed, surfaces touched, food eaten) on their health and well-being. Objectives of the class include demonstrating the ability to work with parents to improve the health and safety of children, preventing many accidents and injuries in the child care setting, dealing effectively with basic first aid steps that are specific to the child care setting, identifying common infectious childhood diseases, determining how germs are spread and taking appropriate measures to reduce the spread of germs and the risk of infectious diseases and prevent illness in the child care setting (e.g., washing hands correctly, cleaning and sanitizing work and play surfaces, diapering, properly airing out room and handling and storing food in a safe manner).Lesson consist of: Promoting Children's Health, Preventing Disease, Managing Illness,Child Maltreatment, Preventing Injuries, Nutrition, Food Safety and The Health of the Caregiver  Total class hours: 15 - Free of Charge

Guidance and Behavior Management

The goal of the course will be to gain a comprehensive picture of guidance techniques at all levels in a developmentally appropriate framework. Objectives of this course include providing caregivers with skills and knowledge needed to promote positive behavior, setting up an environment that prevents problem behaviors and using effective skills and techniques for dealing with all children. Included in the course is guidance in understanding how the environment contributes to promoting positive behavior or causing misbehavior; evaluating daily schedules to illustrate the importance of developing rules, rituals or routines to promote positive behavior; gaining communication skills necessary to aid in direct guidance; planning children's activities that promote the development of communication skills; learning a variety of transition techniques; developing techniques that deal appropriately with difficult children; locating community resources; and developing a team approach to use with staff and parents in order to aid and give mutual support.

Lessons consist of: Knowledge Base, Indirect Guidance, Direct Guidance, Misbehavior and Problem Solving  Total class hours: 15 - Free of Charge

Childcare Orientation Training (CCOT)

Ten hours of basic orientation training for child care workers is being offered through a program provided by the University of Arkansas in collaboration with secondary vocational centers, postsecondary vocational technical schools, technical institutes, technical colleges, and community colleges.The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has recommended that all child caregivers who have had little or no previous child care training complete this basic orientation training within one year of employment in a child care setting.The course is divided into the following modules:Early Care and Education as Profession, Best Practice for the Developing Child, Guiding Children, Children's Health, Children's Safety

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect 

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: Provider Partnerships in Child Care (PCAN) is a 60 hour training which is divided into 3 units with specific goals and objectives written for each lesson.

This training is based on the philosophy of helping child care providers promote positive parenting and healthy social-emotional development in children by implementing protective factors into their program.

This training helps providers recognize the importance of their everyday interactions with parents and how to help prevent the risk of abuse and neglect in families with very young children.

This training is broken into 3 units of training 30 hours, 18 hours, and 12 hours. Participants can choose to take all or single units. (6 sessions, 60 total clock-hours)

CPR And First Aid Certification

First Aid/CPR/AED for Lay Responders

This course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age. Course offering choices: National Safety Council, American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Healthcare Provider / Professional CPR / BLS

This course trains professional-level rescuers to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. This course has been updated to meet the current ECC guidelines. This course teaches those with a job duty to act, such as professional rescuers, healthcare, medical and public safety workers, the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies including one-and two-rescuer CPR, how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), CPR and bag-valve-masks and other basic life support procedures.  Training available following curriculum from American Heart Association or American Red Cross

Comprehensive First Aid, CPR & AED

The best training option for high-risk industries. Immediate response to emergency situations is critical.  Are your employees prepared?  This 16-to 40-hour advanced first aid course will help them recognize and act in an emergency to sustain life.  Advanced First Aid, CPR & AED is designed for the layperson as well as healthcare professionals.  This instructor-led classroom course is ideal for organizations requiring advanced first aid training for high risk occupations.  Meets current CPR and ECC Guidelines.  Also meets OSHA requirements for first aid training in the workplace. Curriculum  Training available through  American Red Cross

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

through the American Red Cross is designed for those who are at risk for on the job exposure to blood and other bodily fluids in the workplace. The course teaches staff how bloodborne pathogens are spread, how to avoid exposure and what to do if exposed to infectious material. This course is one of the requirements of the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. This course is a 1-2 hour instructor lead course.  This class can be done either face to face or online training.  

Wilderness and Remote First Aid

through the American Red Cross provides individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Participants must have had prior adult CPR/AED certification (or the equivalent) and be at least 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course. This course is an 8-16 hour instructor lead course.

American Red Cross Babysitter Training

provides youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid. The recommended age for this course is 11-15 years old. This course is a 5-6 hour instructor lead course.

American Red Cross Pet First Aid

Learn how to respond to health emergencies and provide basic first aid for the four-legged members of your family. Practice and preparation will help you be calm and effective in an emergency, protecting you and your animal from further injury or suffering. Choose from: Dog First Aid, Cat First Aid, and Cat and Dog First Aid.  Course length: 2 1/2 – 3 1/2 hours depending on course option selected

Custom Seminars

As a member of the Arkansas Board of Health Education and nationally credentialed through NCHEC (National Commisson for Health Education Credentialing) we offer custom seminars related to health and well being.  Some seminars presented

- Heat Stress

- Sex Education for Tweens/Teens

- Signs of a Heart Attack

- Seniors being prepared and sheltering in place

Notary Service

 Customized Classes

American Red Cross Instructor Training

Available upon request

Continuing education & Training Workshops

Specializing in CPR/AED and First Aid Training

CPR & First Aid

We offer community classes monthly that anyone is able to register for as well as offering custom private classes for groups and organizations.  We travel across the state and beyond to bring training to you.  

Early Childhood

We offer a variety of early childhood educator workshops including but not limited to child development, child health and safety and much more.  check out services we offer for brief descriptions. 

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