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 7, 2019 - October 31, 2019

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. 


Please complete the GCS Introduction Unit before beginning lesson 1-47.

GCS LogoCourse Description: 

Course Availability: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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 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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019-10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019-10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019-10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019-10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/07/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/07/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/07/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2018 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 -10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019
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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019
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: 5/7/2019 - 10/31/2019

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: 5/7/2019 -10/31/2019

Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

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