Early Care and 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 (DCCECE) within the Arkansas Department of Human Services, provides statewide training programs for early educators. Under the combined leadership of Dr. Bobbie Biggs and Dr. Deniece Honeycutt, the staff 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.



The Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education will conduct a public hearings on the proposed Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan for FFY 2019-2021 on June 1, 2018 10 am - 12 pm. The hearings will be held at the following address:

DHS-Donaghey Plaza South
700 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72203
Conference Room A/B

The draft State Plan is available here. Comments and questions about the Plan will be accepted until June 15, 2018 and can be submitted electronically at Ivory.Daniels@dhs.arkansas.gov. If you have any questions about the public hearings, please feel free to call 501-682-8947.

Know Who To Contact About Your Training and Professional Development Needs
ECEP Internal Restructuring

The Professional Development Registry (PDR) has ARRIVED!

  • Did you know that you have to be a member in PDR to receive credit for those hours spent at any training
  • Did you know that pre-registration is required for all members in PDR
  • Not Yet a Member? Click Here
  • Tips for a Smooth Application Process

Arkansas Infant Toddler Certificate  Checklist and Application

Arkansas Birth through Prekindergarten Teaching Credential  Checklist and Application

Interested in Becoming a Trainer for ECEP? Click Here


Need Professional Development Hours? Request an ECEP Course for Your Childcare Center and Staff

Early Care and Education Projects
104 GRAS
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (800) 632-8754
Fax: (479) 575-2511
Email: ecepinfo@uark.edu