Online Courses

Early Care and Education Projects courses are NOW ONLINE!

 

All ECEP courses are free for anyone to enroll in and receive non-college credit. Our courses provide certifications, continuing education units (CEUs), and other industry-recognized credentials.

As a participant, you earn credit for each completed lesson in the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR). Even though it’s not required you take every course lesson, we encourage you to do so. This will better help you understand the full scope of the presented material.

 

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  LIVE! Online Courses or Self-Paced Courses
Description

An ECEP trainer teaches these online courses in real-time in Blackboard, and are designed to mimic a face-to-face class.

Register now to sign-up for a course and view upcoming classes.

 

If no classes are scheduled - please, still fill out the form.

Your name will be added to the waitlist, and you'll receive an email notification as soon as a training is available.

 

Enroll in a self-paced online course and complete it at your own speed. These courses are delivered through a system called CollaborNation.

Enroll now and select which course you want to start today!

 

First, you must create an account in CollaborNation.

Find instructions here.

After you create an account, login and select a course from the Course Catalog on the left side of your screen.

What to expect
  • Be ready to partake in group conversations

  • Participate in the course Discussion Board

  • Complete any offline assignments

 
  • Complete all online assignments

  • Provided any needed feedback in the course Discussion Thread

  • Complete any offline homework or activities

What you'll get
  • Credit in the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) for the hours you complete
  • Free participant manual and binder by registering

  • Free materials to use at your center, facility, or family home after completing all course lessons
  • Coaching and quality feedback from a certified coach and experienced trainer

  • Access to download quality resources

  • Certificate of Completion, after finishing all course hours

  • Verification of Hours, which serves as proof of attendance for your employer

  • Opportunity to collaborate with other early educators and build a community

PLUS, while supplies last

Participants who complete all lessons in any of the courses listed below (either LIVE! online or face-to-face) will receive an additional free kit of materials to help promote the social-emotional learning environment of young children. View these kit items by selecting the course name below.

Guidance and Behavior Management

Infant/Toddler CLASS® Group Coaching (MMCI)

Pre-K CLASS® Group Coaching (MMCI)

Pre-K Social-Emotional Learning   image 1   image 2

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (any area)

The Growing Brain: From Birth to Five Years Old

 
  • Credit in the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) for the hours you complete
  • Free participant manual and binder, upon request

  • Free Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements guide, upon request

  • Access to download quality resources

  • Certificate of Completion, after finishing all course hours

  • Verification of Hours, which serves as proof of attendance for your employer

  • Opportunity to collaborate with other early educators and build a community

Shipping

Free shipping is provided for all course materials.

Since packages are delivered through UPS, a valid mailing address is needed.
Sorry, but no PO Boxes.

Available courses

Child Care Orientation Training (CCOT)

Child Development: Birth to Three

Child Development: Three to Five

Creative Activities COMING SOON!

Guidance and Behavior Management

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Infant Toddler Standards: Arkansas CDELS

Observation and Assessment: Arkansas CDELS

Pre-K Early Literacy

Pre-K Math and Science

Pre-K Social-Emotional Learning

Pre-K Standards: Arkansas CDELS

Supporting Language and Literacy Development (from Critical Competencies for Infant-Toddler Educators: Area 3)

The Growing Brain: From Birth to Five Years Old

 

We're working on making all of our courses self-paced, so check back often!

Child Care Orientation Training (CCOT)

Child Development: Birth to Three

Child Development: Three to Five

Child Development: Five to Eight

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Technical difficulties

For Blackboard issuesnotify the course trainer and IT Services at the University of Arkansas.

Review these guidelines from IT Services for using Blackboard.

Contact IT Services

Call (479) 575-2905

Email bbhelp@uark.edu

Create a help ticket

Chat with an IT professional

 

Please direct any and all technical questions or issues with CollaborNation to its owner and operator CypherWorx.

 

Contact CypherWorx

Call (888) 685-4440

Email contact@cypherworx.com

CypherWorx Support Hub

CollaborNation system status

What you'll need

You must have the necessary skills to operate your device of choice, whether it's a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Our online classes may need you to perform any of the below tasks.

  • Understand the basic usage of your device (such as turning it on/off and opening/closing/logging in/logging off from programs)

  • Operate external hardware to your device (such as speakers or a webcam)

  • Perform simple functions on your device (such as creating, naming, opening, and saving folders)

  • Switch between different programs

  • Minimally format documents

  • Use a Web browser (such as Google Chrome or Firefox) for searching the Internet

  • Operate a personal email program (such as Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL)

updated 02/16/2021

 

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).

Email ecepinfo@uark.edu for questions or more information.