College of Education and Health Professions

Early Care and Education Projects

UA Early Care & Education Projects

Enhancing the quality of care and education for
young children throughout Arkansas by providing
professional development for early educators

Early Care and Education Projects (ECEP) in conjunction with the Division of Child Care Early Childhood Education provides statewide training programs for early educators. The staff under the leadership of Dr. Bobbie Biggs strives to provide the most up-to-date training possible to early educators. More than 200 trainers around the state deliver courses in a variety of locations including child care centers, public schools, vocational centers, technical institutes, community colleges and other postsecondary education facilities.


SAVE THE DATE! The 2015 ECEP Inservice training is being held on June 17 & 18 at Lake Point Conference Center in Russellville, Arkansas, to update trainers on the course materials that have recently been revised. If you came last year, you are not required to attend as this year will be a repeat of the same information for those who missed it. Trainers will not be allowed to train the revised courses until they have attended the session and received updated trainer materials and course information.


SAVE NEXT YEAR'S DATE! Next year's 2016 ECEP Inservice training will be held on June 14 & 15 at Lake Point Conference Center in Russellville, Arkansas.


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This project is paid for with a combination of state and federal funds through the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.