Early Care and Education Projects

ECEP logo with mission and vision

Who We Are

Since 1992, Early Care and Education Projects (ECEP) has provided early childhood professionals with the most comprehensive, up-to-date training possible as they enter child care or preschool classrooms. ECEP's continued vision is to enhance the quality of care for young children across Arkansas. ECEP fulfills our mission to educate, connect, and equip early childhood professionals throughout Arkansas by supporting trainers statewide to deliver professional learning via self-paced, online, and face-to-face courses. ECEP works with the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education's Office of Early Childhood to impact early childhood education and care in Arkansas and hopes to continue for a very long time!

The Arkansas Department of Education approves all courses provided by Early Care and Education Projects for professional development credit. However, the awarding of professional development credit based on attendance at this workshop is solely at the discretion of the local school district.

Learn more by reviewing the Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Professional Development (Feb 2016).