Infant Toddler Standards: Arkansas CDELS

Infant Toddler Standards: Arkansas CDELS provides early educators with a foundation in the early learning standards. This training provides early educators with strategies for implementing the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 Months (Arkansas CDELS) into the classroom through knowing the children, preparing the environment, curriculum planning, and ways to support and engage families.


Infant Toddler Standards: Arkansas CDELS helps early educators:

  • Understand how to use the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards: Birth through 60 Months
  • Explore developmentally appropriate materials in planning and implementing activities
  • Obtain the needed knowledge of child development

Infant Toddler Standards: Arkansas CDELS includes the following lessons:

  1.   Overview of the Arkansas Child Development and Early Learning Standards and Infant Toddler Research  3 hours
  2.   Infant Toddler Development and the Domains of Development and Learning  3 hours
  3.   The Essential Elements of Quality Infant Toddler Care  2 hours
  4.   Observation, Assessment, and Curriculum Development  3 hours
  5.   Tips and Techniques for Planning and Implementing Activities  3 hours
  6.   Communicating with Families and Creating Family Partnerships  2 hours

Infant Toddler Standards: Arkansas CDELS offers the following to all participants:

  • Up to 16 hours of professional development credit from the Arkansas Professional Development Registry and the Arkansas Department of Education
  • Available for anyone to enroll in FREE OF CHARGE
  • FREE course materials and access to in-depth content, including a participant manual and other resources, such as Five Little Ducks, Down by the Station, Good Night Gorilla, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, the Arkansas CDELS, a poster of the Arkansas CDELS, Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers, Strategies and Activities: Infant Toddler, and both Kindergarten Readiness Indicator Checklists for Parents and for Teachers
  • Up to 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU), upon request
  • Certificate of Completion and Verification of Training Hours, upon request
  • Opportunity to collaborate and build community engagement with other industry experts

Visit the Arkansas Professional Development Registry to find available courses or call (800) 632-8754.


 course RESOURCES


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).

Contact Jenny Dura to find out more.

Jenny Dura
Jenny Dura
(RSSV)-Research & Service Units
Training Advisor
Early Care & Education Projects