Basic Courses

These basic courses from ECEP are the foundation of all our classes. They are beneficial to anyone new to the early childhood profession. They target the essential principles of early child care and are great refresher courses to enroll in.

All ECEP courses are free for anyone to attend.


Child Care Orientation Training (often referred to as CCOT) offers 10 hours of basic training for early educators with little or no child care experience. This basic orientation training should be completed within three (3) months of starting employment in a child care setting.

Family Child Care Provider

Family Child Care Provider is a basic orientation training that specifically targets child care family home providers. FCCP is required in Arkansas for all new providers within the first six (6) months of being licensed or registered and fulfills the orientation hours for family child care providers required by the Office of Early Childhood. It is also useful for providers who would like a refresher course in the basics of family child care.