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 provided 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.




self-paced course

  LIVE! Online Courses or Self-Paced Courses

An ECEP trainer teaches these online courses in real-time through 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 a CollaborNation account.

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 training 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

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

  • Certificate of Completion, after finishing all course hours
  • Credit in the Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) for the training hours you complete

  • Free participant manual and binder, upon request

  • Free Arkansas Minimum Licensing Requirements guide, upon request

  • Access to download quality resources

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

  • Certificate of Completion, after finishing all course hours

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 Learning in Arkansas

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 our courses self-paced, so check back often!


Child Care Orientation Training (CCOT)

Child Development: Birth to Three

Child Development: Three to Five

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

Child Development: Five to Eight COMING SOON!

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

(479) 575-2905

Create a help ticket

Chat with an IT professional


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



Contact CypherWorx

(888) 685-4440

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.

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

  • Operating any needed external hardware to your device (such as speakers or a webcam)

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

  • Switching between different programs

  • Minimally formatting documents

  • Using a Web browser (such as Google Chrome or Firefox) by accessing, navigating, and searching the Internet

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

updated 11/12/2020


All ECEP courses meet the professional development requirements of the Arkansas Department of Education. Your local school district selects which credit is needed for professional development.

Review the Rules Governing Professional Development (Feb 2016) from the Arkansas Department of Education to learn more.

Email for questions or more info.