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Early Childhood Education Trainings

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Ronnette Haynes

These FREE training courses are funded through grants awarded by the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. For more information or to schedule a training, call the UAFS Early Childhood Preschool Program at 479-788-7249 or 479-788-7605.

  • Designated Arkansas-approved curriculum
  • Comprehensive curriculum for children ages 3-5
  • Features 40 topics of study in nine focus areas
  • Activities support the learning goals as identified in the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards (CDELS)
  • Guides participants through the process of developing weekly activity plans as mandated in the Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements
  • Provides an opportunity to create curriculum materials for the topic of study featured in the training

  • Comprehensive curriculum for children 18-36 months
  • Features 30 topics in eight focus areas
  • Activities support the learning goals as identified in the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards (CDELS)
  • Guides participants through the process of developing weekly activity plans as mandated in the Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements
  • Provides an opportunity to create curriculum materials for the topic of study featured in the training
  • Easily transitions into the Adventures in Learning curriculum for children ages 3-5

  • Comprehensive curriculum for infants birth through eighteen months
  • Activities support the learning goals as identified in the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards (CDELS)
  • Focuses on responsive relationships and interactions between caregivers and infants
  • Guides participants through the process of developing weekly activity plans as mandated in the Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements
  • Provides an opportunity to create curriculum materials for infants with related activities

  • Supplemental curriculum for toddlers and preschool children
  • Series of activity guides that connect literature and movement
  • Utilizes a children’s book to support one or more gross motor skills identified in the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards (CDELS)
  • Extends to movement activities suggested in the book
  • Expands to include related curriculum activities and ideas for enhancing the learning environment
  • Supports programs in meeting physical activity requirements as stated in the Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers

  • Supplemental curriculum for preschool children
  • Provides a list of materials to consider when creating a hands-on math environment
  • Includes 14 curriculum guides 
  • Provides an opportunity to create curriculum materials for the topic of study featured in the training

  • Supplemental curriculum for preschool children
  • Integrates literature and the creative arts
  • Introduces children to the works of well-known artists and various techniques used by illustrators of children’s books
  • Includes 14 curriculum guides that begin with a children’s book and extends to related experiences in the visual and performing arts
  • Supports the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards (CDELS) Creativity and Aesthetics Domain

  • Supplemental curriculum for children ages 3-5
  • Collection of curriculum guides that pair storybooks with informational books with a common theme or focus
  • Integrates three of the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standard (CDELS) Domains: Emergent Literacy, Science and Technology, Social Studies
  • Encourages children to think, express curiosity, and seek answers to questions they may have
  • Provides an opportunity to create curriculum materials for the topic of study featured in the training

  • Identifies the characteristics of an early childhood professional
  • Examines ethical responsibilities to children, families, and colleagues

  • Explores relationships, daily exchanges, and written and verbal communication with families
  • Family program connections and engagement

  • Physical arrangement of the environment
  • Materials and equipment in the environment
  • Social and emotional environment

  • Importance of teamwork in an early care and education program
  • Strategies that support teamwork
  • Strategies for building relationships
  • Building resilience in children

  • Daily classroom schedule and routines
  • Daily experiences in each classroom (curriculum)
  • Weekly activity plan sheets
  • Children’s portfolios

  • Daily transitions for all children (infants, toddlers, preschool)
  • Successful transitions for preschool children
  • When children transition into and out of a classroom or preschool program

  • Importance of children and the outdoor environment
  • Safety in the outdoor environment
  • Outdoor activities

  • Collection of patterns that may be used as visuals for storytelling or story retelling
  • Thirty-seven patterns for children’s books
  • Twelve Mother Goose rhymes

  • Planning whole-group time
  • Conducting whole-group time
  • Transitioning to and from whole-group time