Extension Service to host free class for early childhood professionals

The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture, in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Association, is offering training for early childhood professionals. Classes are offered free of charge and are verified training through the Traveling Arkansas’ Professional Pathways (TAPP) and supports the Better Beginnings Program.

The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service has available a new, free set of classes for early childhood professionals and others interested in learning more about young children. These classes are part of a program called The Best Care. Five hours of lessons will be provided from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson County Extension conference room, 500 S. Idaho St.

Topics will include Keeping Our Cool: Managing the Anger That Threatens to Destroy Us; What’s the Big Deal about Bullying; Cooking with Kids; The Preschool Scientistl and Together is Better – How Child Care Providers Can Promote Family Fitness.

For more information about The Best Care classes for early childhood professionals, contact Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County family and consumer sciences Agent, at 870-534-1033 or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu. Ana Hollis, Arkansas County FCS agent will present programs along with Kizer.

The Best Care program is open to all interested persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information should notify the county Extension office as soon as possible prior to the activity.