picture of childrenGuiding Children Successfully

This course is offered free of charge by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. 

Classes are open from May 1 – October 30, 2018 

All GCS units are self-guided so you can complete them anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. You may complete as many hours of training as you wish to complete. You must view the content, complete all of the activities, and score 80% or above on the quiz in order to get one hour of credit for that unit. 

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Some of the lessons have a format which includes interactive elements and audio recording.

Please turn off the pop-up blocker on your computer settings. The files will open in a new window once you click on it.


Things to Know Before You Begin

After you complete the online registration form, you may begin a lesson. Review the lesson materials, resources and videos.  Once you have completed those, you can take the quiz.  You must make an 80% on a quiz to pass. Once you pass all five lessons and complete the course evaluation, you will be able to print your own certificate.

In order to view the lesson materials and videos, you will need Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash installed on your computer. If you do not have these programs, you can download them for free from the following links.

Adobe Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ 

Adobe Flash: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

If you have any questions, please e-mail gcs@uaex.edu or call Ashley Henderson at 501-671-2214.


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Each participant MUST complete all of the requirements below to get credit for the course.

1) Receive a Professional Development Registry (PDR) member number at https://pdregistry.arkansas.gov/
2) Register for each course on the PDR website.
3) Fill out and submit the GCS registration form
4) Pass with an 80% or higher
5) Fill out and submit the course evaluation
6) Click the link to print the certificate. Please click print even if you do not own a printer.

                                        

If you do not complete these requirements, you WILL NOT get credit for the course.                                 

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To enroll in any course, please click the link below to complete the Guiding Children Successfully Registration Form.

Click HERE to complete the registration form

In order to receive PDR credit, you must complete the evaluation form and print course completion certificate.

You will receive an enrollment key by email in 1-3 business days. You will only receive enrollment keys for the courses you are eligible to take.


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Due to current technical difficulties entering attendance on the Professional Development Registry (PDR) website, please print or save all course completion certificates. No timeframe has been given for when these issues will be fixed.

For more information, contact PDR at (888)429-1585.

REMINDER:  Only 1 person can be assigned to one email address in this course.  If there are multiple people using the same email address, NO credit will be given for taking the course.  No exceptions will be made.


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Guiding Children Successfully Video Series


12 lessons, 12 learning checks

Each lesson worth 1 hour of training.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course

 

Unit 1: Effective Motivation

Unit 2: Guiding Children with Love and Good

Unit 3: Teachers & Parents Working Together

Unit 4: Teaching Children Responsibility 

Unit 5: Helping Children Use Their Gifts

Unit 6: Raising Children to Be Good People
Unit 7: Strengthening Couple Relationships

Unit 8: Managing Anger and Stress

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See the World Through My Eyes

 little girl with star on her t-shirt and teddy bear in her hands behind her back

Discover why your preschoolers do the things they do.
8 lessons, 8 learning checks

Each lesson worth 1 hour of training.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course


Unit 21: Enjoy Your Child; Cooing; Colic & Crying

Unit 22: Reading; Sleeping; Exploration

Unit 23: Separation; Biting, & Hitting; Potty Training

Unit 24: Negativism; Picky Eaters; Sharing

Unit 25: Non-compliance; Language; Sibling Rivalry

Unit 26: Limits/Disobedience; Rough & Tumble; Lying

Unit 27: Fear; Media; Chores & Helping

Unit 28: See the World through My Eyes Folder

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Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings


Explore two remarkable tools to help you manage stress effectively.

1 lesson, 1 learning check

This lesson is worth 2 hours of training.

Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours per course

 

 

Units 29&30: Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings

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a zipper unzipping a landscape with the sun, house, tree and birdGetting Our Hearts Right: Three Keys to Better Relationship

Move beyond learning knowledge and skills to experience a change of heart. 

5 lessons, 5 learning checks

Each lesson worth 1 hour of training.

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hours per course


Unit 31: Getting Our Hearts Right: Introduction

Unit 32: Getting Our Hearts Right: Biases

Unit 33: Getting Our Hearts Right: Humility

Unit 34: Getting Our Hearts Right: Compassion

Unit 35: Getting Our Hearts Right: Positivity


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yellow house with a red doorYour Blueprint for Happiness: Five Principles for Building a Better Life

Learn and apply the principles that will help you thrive, grow, and be happy.
1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 3 hours of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course

Units 36, 37, 38: Your Blueprint for Happiness


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Kids and Moneypiggy bank with money flying out the top with Kids and Money written on it


Learn beginning signs to help infants and toddlers communicate with the people around them.
1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course


Unit 39: Kids and Money


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Baby Sign Language


Learn beginning signs to help infants and toddlers communicate with the people around them.woman signing to baby
1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course


Unit 40: Baby Sign Language


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Caring for Children with Special Needs


Working with children who have special needs can be rewarding and including children with special needs in your child care program can help all children learn to support families and children with special needs.

two women passing a baby between them1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course

Unit 41: Caring for Children with Special Needs


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Caring for Foster Children

Learn how to turn “ what ifs” into reality  and understand the special role they can play in the lives of foster childrenpicture of a family of five
1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course


Unit 42: Caring for Foster Children


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Child Abuse and Neglect


Learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of different types of abuse. female child with a stuffed animal
1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course

Unit 43: Child Abuse and Neglect


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Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Learn 
new ways to include multicultural activities in the classroom.two female children of different ethnicity hugging

1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course


Unit 44: Cultural Diversity in the Classroom


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Yoga for Kids

Learn 
about the benefits of yoga and how to use it in the classroom.female child in a yoga pose

1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 1 hour of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour per course


Unit 45: Yoga for Kids


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Safety First! in Child Care - 2 hours


Learn 
about common safety precautions for the early childhood classroom.

picture of a child in a car seat1 lesson, 1 learning check
This lesson is worth 2 hours of training.
Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours


Unit 46 & 47: Safety First! In Child Care



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GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 1: Effective Motivation" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018 - 11/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 2: Guiding Children with Love and Good" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2017-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 3: Teachers & Parents Working Together" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2017-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 4: Teaching Children Responsibility" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 5: Helping Children Use Their Gifts" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: .5/01/2018- 10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 6: Raising Children to be Good People" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 7: Strengthening Couple Relationships" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 8: Managing Anger and Stress" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018 - 10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 9: Are Children Angels, Devils, or Clay?" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 10: Languages of Love: More Than Saying 'I Love You'" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 11: Choosing Quality Child Care" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 12: Enjoying Life with Children" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018 - 10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 21: Enjoy Your Child; Cooing; Colic & Crying" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 22: Reading; Sleeping; Exploration" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 23: Separation; Biting, & Hitting; Potty Training" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, aterry@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 24: Negativism; Picky Eaters; Sharing" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.


Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 25: Non-compliance; Language; Sibling Rivalry" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 26: Limits/Disobedience; Rough & Tumble; Lying" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 27: Fear; Media; Chores & Helping" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 28: See the World Through My Eyes" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 29 & 30: Managing Stress: Turning Challenges into Blessings" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 31: Getting Our Hearts Right: Introduction" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 32: Getting Our Hearts Right: Biases" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 33: Getting Our Hearts Right: Humility" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 34: Getting Our Hearts Right: Compassion" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 35: Getting Our Hearts Right: Positivity" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018 - 10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: GCS Units 36, 37, & 38: Your Blueprint for Happiness is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/01/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS LogoCourse Description: "GCS Unit 39: Kids and Money" is a training course for child care providers, parents, and all other individuals working with or caring for children. This class is self-guided so you can complete it anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace online. You may earn credit for each unit only one time within a 4 year period.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu. It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/18 - 10/30/18

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: Infants and toddlers want so badly to be understood, but learning to talk is hard! Research has shown that sign language can be a great way for kids to communicate, helps reduce tantrums and improves language and literacy skills. In this lesson participants will learn beginning signs to help infants and toddlers communicate with the people around them.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description:

Working with children who have special needs can be rewarding, and including children with special needs in your child care program can help all children learn. As a result of this lesson you will: Know how to support families of children with special needs, Know how to communicate with and about children with disabilities and their families, Understand what is an IEP and IFSP, Recognize how you can contribute to creating IEPs and IFSPs, Understand the laws and regulations applying to the inclusion of children with special needs in child care programs and schools

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: Children in foster care deserve our best efforts to turn these “what ifs” into a reality. For children who have experienced abuse or neglect, the child welfare system strives to ensure a safe and stable home environment for the child. Other than the home, the child care setting is the place young children spend the most time. These early experiences shape the child – including actual brain development – for better or worse. Therefore, it is critical that child care providers understand the impact of abuse and neglect on children, and the special role they can play in the lives of foster children.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: 

Child care providers are often the first people to notice that a child is being abused or neglected. They are likely to notice physical signs of abuse, such as bruises or burns. They may also notice changes in the child’s behavior. To help children who are being abused or neglected, child care providers can learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of different types of abuse.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoCourse Description: We live in a country that is a melting pot of different cultures and races. Showing children that we see and value all aspects of them-including attributes related to race and culture is a critical step in helping them feel welcome and connected to their teachers and peers.In this lesson you will learn to:


×        Identify and examine the need for culturally responsive classrooms.

×        Learn new ways to include diverse literature.

×        Discover new ways to include multicultural activities in the classroom.

×        Identify the purpose of a Diversity Team.

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 05/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoYoga for Young Children is to inform you of a new activity you can try with your class, chances are you will learn a tip or two for yourself. Yoga is not just for kids, it’s for everyone and research has established that yoga has many beneficial side effects. This lesson will show you:

×        How yoga has been adapted into a fun, healthy practice that young children can enjoy!

×        Define yoga •Identify the health benefits of yoga

×        Recognize the common yoga poses

×        Belly breathing

×        Determine ways of using yoga in your class

×        Identify classroom resources available

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu 

GCS logoChildren in child care deserve our best efforts in keeping them safe. This lesson will review:

Common safety precautions that are important in the classroom.
Disaster Preparedness
Car Safety
Infectious Diseases

Enrollment Information:
Step 1: Click here to complete and submit the registration form.
Step 2: Check your inbox or junk mail folder for an email from gcs@uaex.edu.  It may take up to 3 days to receive this email.
Step 3: Once you receive the email will use the enrollment key to enroll in this course.

Course Availability: 5/1/2018-10/30/2018

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Course Contact: Ashley Henderson, (501) 671-2214, gcs@uaex.edu; Ashley Foster, (501) 671-2103, afoster@uaex.edu