Research-Based Early Childhood Professional Development

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RED delivers building blocks for strong families and healthy child development.

Check out our full suite of research-based training, technical assistance, and tools for early childhood education and child care providers. All trainings are accredited through Arkansas’ Early Childhood Professional Development Registry.

projectplayBiting? Hitting? Excessive crying? PLAY’s  early childhood mental health consultation will troubleshoot. Our consultants equip child care staff with evidence-based strategies to deal with challenging behaviors.

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crg_REACH logoYOU’RE SO FAR AWAY? We come to you!  Training and coaching to manage challenging behaviors and promote social-emotional health. Targeted to programs with limited access to state professional development resources.

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crg_familymaplogo Instruments and training to guide you through face-to-face interviews with families. We’ll help you determine PROTECTIVE/RISK factors, target resources, and document services.  Prenatal to 5 years. Used by Head Starts, preschools, and home visiting programs.

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Connecting with parents has never been easier! TIPS increases parent involvement and enhances education for families raising kids 0-5. Using best practice info, TIPS promotes partnerships between teachers and parents which allows teachers to provide parents with “what they want to know, when they want to know it.” Also features Naptime Academy. FREE ONLINE professional development for your staff!

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To eliminate training barriers for rural and busy childcare providers, the RED developed Naptime AcademyTM, a library of e-learning modules, allowing staff to access training any time by computer or mobile device. Naptime AcademyTM includes a proprietary learning management system, e-commerce, and reporting and has further connected the program to childcare providers.

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Windy web bannerFruit and vegetable experiences for children. Monthly delivery of a target food and weekly activities that let kids experience food with all 5 senses. Extension activities provided for home. Updates, recipes and tips posted to a classroom Facebook page.

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A researched-based, cost-effective strategy to increase FAMILY STABILITY, enhance child development, and reduce child abuse and neglect. Learn about the framework and its strategies. Then,  share ideas and create action plans.

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