Welcome to Best Care Connected!

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Best Care Connected provides 5 hours of free TAPP/PDR verified professional development training through the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the Arkansas Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.

Best Care Connected is available from October 16th to September 15th.


Best Care Connected 2017-2018 Lessons:

  •       Infant Development- Baby's First Year
  •       Importance of Sleep and Quiet Time in Early Childhood
  •       It's Potty Time
  •       Managing Aggressive Behavior in the Early Childhood Classroom through Positive Discipline
  •      The Effective Storyteller


The course format includes interactive elements and audio recording. The course now includes interactive discussion forums for each lesson. Participants can ask questions and provide suggestions to course-related topics.

Click here for Discussion Forum Rules.  

To enroll in and access the course scroll to the bottom of this page and click the link titled “Best Care Connected 2017-2018”.


Follow Best Care Connected on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for course updates and resources. For more information on Best Care Connected in addition to other Early Childhood Professional Development options, go to https://www.uaex.edu/childcare.


Course Reminders

  •        The lesson and quiz will open in a new window once you click on them.
  •        Only one person per email address in this course. If there are multiple people using the same email address will not receive credit for taking the course. No exceptions!
  •        Turn off the pop-up blocker on your computer settings.
  •        We do not advise using mobile devices (ex: iPhone, iPad, tablets) when completing quizzes.
  •        You need Adobe Reader, and Adobe Flash installed on your computer to complete this course. If you do not have these programs, you can download them for free from the following links. 
                        o   Adobe Reader: http://get.adobe.com/reader/  
                        o   Adobe Flash: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
  •        We recommend using Google Chrome as your browser while completing this coursework.


Warning: Prolonged inactivity while logged in to this website will result in auto log out without a warning message and can interfere with quiz completion.

For questions about TAPP/PDR or course content, please call (501) 671-2069 or e-mail bcc@uaex.edu.

If you need technical assistance, please call (501) 671-2130, e-mail courses@uaex.edu or use the chat feature on the bottom right of this page between 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Target: Child Care Providers, Foster Parents, County Extension Agents-FCS
Content: Best Care Connected is an online professional development course that provides 5 hours of training.  The 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.
Date(s): October 16, 2017 - September 15, 2018 (Enrollment closes 9/10/18)
Contact(s): Rachel Chaney, rlchaney@uaex.edu, (501) 671-2069