Early Care and Education Projects


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

Who We Are

Early Care and Education Projects (ECEP), in conjunction with the Division of Child Care Early Childhood Education (DCCECE) within the Arkansas Department of Human Services, provides statewide training programs for early educators.  More than 200 trainers throughout Arkansas deliver courses in a variety of locations including childcare centers, public schools, vocational centers, technical institutes, community colleges, and other post-secondary education facilities.




There is still an ongoing glitch right now for older classes in PDR, in which the entered attendance is not showing on the Participant's Training Transcripts.  The PDR Admin Team at DCCECE is aware of the problem but, unfortunately, does not have a timeline for resolving this issue.  At this moment, there is nothing ECEP can do about missing transcript course attendance because it is out of our hands.

However, in the meantime, if anyone requires proof of attendance for any ECEP course, please contact Michelle Weise at mdcrain@uark.edu for a Verification of Hours form showing the attended dates and hours.

Please note this glitch also includes non-ECEP courses.

(updated 08/01/19)

All ECEP courses are registered on the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) website.

Not Yet a Member in PDR?  Click here

Interested in Becoming an ECEP Trainer?  Click here


Need Professional Development Hours?  Request an ECEP course