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.


New Job Posting:

Research Associate

            The College of Education and Health Professions - Early Care and Education Projects is seeking a Research Associate to serve as a team member for an externally funded project. This is not a tenured position and is contingent on grant funding. The successful candidate will possess at least a bachelor's degree. The candidate must be able to manage multi-tiered, interlinked, secure databases while providing information security. The candidate must be able to research, collect analyze and report data and maintain confidentiality of the material. The candidate will work with partners both internal and external to the University of Arkansas involving the maintenance of relationships. The candidate will also travel as necessary and work flexible hours. A complete position announcement may be viewed at: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


            The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information or sexual orientation. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.



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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.