Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect [PCAN]

Z3 logoZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families 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 early childhood programs.

The purposes of the Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect [PCAN] training are to help early childhood professionals:

  • Promote positive parenting and healthy social-emotional development in children by implementing protective factors into their program.
  • Recognize the importance of their everyday interactions with parents.
  • How to help prevent the risk of abuse and neglect in families with very young children.

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect [PCAN] is broken into 3 units of training that consist of 30 hours, 18 hours, and 12 hours respectively, with specific goals and objectives written for each lesson. Participants can choose to take all or single units.

Unit 1: Working Effectively with Very Young Children and Their Families (30 hours)

  1. Building Collaborative Relationships with Families
  2. Building a Healthy Brain
  3. Social-Emotional Development of Infants, Toddlers and Their Families
  4. Helping Parents and Providers Understand Temperament
  5. The Influence of Culture on Caregiving

Unit 2: Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse and Neglect (18 hours)

  1. Understanding and Responding to Abuse and Neglect of Infants and Toddlers
  2. Supportive Responses to Troubled Parent-Child Interactions
  3. Challenging Behaviors in Infants and Toddlers

Unit 3: Role of the Program Director (12 hours)

  1. Relationship-based and Reflective Organizations
  2. Supporting Staff in Their Work With Parents

What does Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect [PCAN] offer?

  • 30, 18, and 12 hours (60 total hours) of FREE specialized training for early childhood professionals
  • Opportunity for professional development
  • FREE participant manual and other resources
  • A Certificate of Completion and CEUs

This course is approved for Arkansas Department of Education professional development credit. However, the awarding of professional development credit based on attendance at this course is solely at the discretion of the local school district. Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Professional Development

To check for available classes and training opportunities visit Traveling Arkansas' Professional Pathways (TAPP).

For more information contact:

Robin Caudle Jones
Robin Caudle Jones
Training Advisor, Pre-K MS, PCAN, and MMCI
Early Care and Education Projects