We are so excited you have taken the leap to join our work family! In order to get started, click one link at a time to complete the requirements.
Job Acceptance and Training Forms Instructions
Arkansas State and Federal Criminal Background Check Form Instructions
Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Form Instructions
Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) Instructions
You will need to be assigned a PDR number for the State of Arkansas. If you have previously worked in child care then you might already have a number assigned. Try to do the application and if it says an account already exists, the number provided on the application to see if they can assist you.
Once obtaining a PDR number, write it down and save it in your cell phone as a "contact." You will frequently need this number through out your employment.
Arkansas New Staff Orientation Instructions
This class is the most important and is mandated by the state for all child care workers.
You will use your PDR number to register for this course. Once registering, create an account and take the course.
Arkansas Mandated Reporter Instructions
New Employment Paperwork Instructions
Complete the employment paperwork and ensure NOTHING is left blank. Use N/A if an item does not apply to you. The paperwork will automatically be emailed to us when submitted.
Facility Training Forms Instructions
Complete the training forms by simply typing your name in the boxes. These will automatically be emailed to us when submitted. We will use these when you do in-classroom trainings.
Other Required Professional Development Courses include the below:
PDR Website You will click on the <--- website to register for the below classes.
Quick Link for some PDR Courses <---click for quick links
2) Early Learning Standards (ELS)
3) Supervision Solutions
4) Baby Steps
5) Schedules and Transitions
Watch each of these videos to complete your training orientation. The total length of time for this video list is 3 hours 15 minutes.
Staff Training Videos - This is a link. It might require the file to be downloaded in order to watch it.
Staff Training Videos -If the above link does not work, try this link. It has some glitches but overall does work.
Every year our staff needs to take 30 hours of approved professional development courses. These are a few websites you can obtain courses from! Upon completion of each course, proof of completion/certificate should be turned in to Management.
FREE WEBSITES for PDR Credit
Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) - This is Arkansas's website for free in-class and online classes. They also partner with other websites, some of which do require a small registration fee.
Child Care Education Institute (CCEI) - This website requires payment for courses however our Company pays for an annual subscription to allow the courses to be free to you. Ask a Director to assist with providing you a login. Classes are unlimited.
Naptime Academy - These classes are free when you register as an employee of a licensed daycare in Arkansas. These are online classes.
U of A - These are free courses offered online. The courses change annually under 'Guiding Children Successfully' and 'Best Care Connected".
FREE WEBSITES (NO PDR CREDIT)
Cox Campus - These are free courses offered online.
Kodo Online - There is a mix of free courses and courses which require payment for registration.
WEBSITES APPROVED FOR REIMBURSEMENT WITH PROOF OF CLASS CERTIFICATE and RECEIPT.
ATI Applebaum Seminars - This website requires payment for registration of both in-person conferences and online classes.
The Care Courses School Inc. - This website requires payment for registration of online classes.
The Early Childhood Academy - This website requires payment for registration of online classes.
Conscious Discipline - This website requires payment for courses which are typically quite expensive however they do offer free webinars from time to time and have plentiful free resources and printable for the classroom. There are also videos you can watch to increase knowledge for Social-Emotional Development. If you sign up for their newsletters, you will receive notifications.
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