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Daycare Providers
Continuing education credits your way. Annual Subscriptions or individual courses keeping you compliant

Child Care Training Courses
Fast – Easy – Affordable

Online accredited child development classes designed to meet the needs of Preschools, Registered and Licensed in-home daycares. With over 50 lessons to choose from, our go-at-your-own-pace curriculum allows day care directors to easily meet state mandated professional development requirements. 

Flexible Annual Online Childcare Training Plans To Fit Your Budget

Annual Childcare Training
for Individuals And In-Home Daycares

Perfect for registered homes, licensed homes, small daycare centers and individual child care professionals

  • Unlimited access to 55 lessons
  • Accredited Program for State of Texas
  • Immediately Print Certificates
  • Meets Annual DFPS minimum standards

$120 Per Individual
NOW $90/yr 

Annual Childcare Training for Up to 20 Employees

Perfect for small and medium-sized preschools and daycare centers. This meets the requirements for daycare directors and their staff.

  • Unlimited access to 55 lessons
  • Accredited Program for State of Texas
  • Immediately Print Certificates
  • Meets Annual DFPS minimum standards
  • Train up 20 Employees
  • Customize training for each employee
  • Automated reminders to keep your center compliant
  • Monitor and Manage Employee Progress
  • Easily Add New Hires

$1800 Per Center
NOW $500/yr 

Annual Childcare Training for Up to 50 Employees

Perfect for small and medium-sized preschools and daycare centers. This meets the requirements for daycare directors and their staff.

  • Unlimited access to 55 lessons
  • Accredited Program for State of Texas
  • Immediately Print Certificates
  • Meets Annual DFPS minimum standards
  • Train up 50 Employees
  • Customize training for each employee
  • Automated reminders to keep your center compliant
  • Monitor and Manage Employee Progress
  • Easily Add New Hires
  • Our best value
  • For centers over 50 please contact us

$4500 per Center
NOW $1000/yr 

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Testimonials

The ARK program combines the best of psychology with cutting-edge self-concept theory, employing love-based caregiving techniques to build high self-esteem, ARK makes a measurable, qualitative, difference in the lives of children and adults!”

Dr. Brooke Duffy-Roberts, PhD
Marriage and Family Therapy

Need Just a Few Clock Hours?

As a daycare professional, there are times when you need just a few clock hours to complete you requirements each year. Our individual course program was designed with you in mind. Choose from 55 class topics in eight categories. Each course is the equivalent of one clock hour at a cost of $8 each. 

Choose from 55 Unique State-Approved Courses Starting at $8

 Full Course Catalog of Child Care Training Classes

Guidance

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Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies (Part 2)

Positive ways to guide a child's behavior

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Positive Guidance and Discipline Strategies (Part 1)

Positive ways to guide a child's behavior

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Using Natural Consequences

Structuring creative learning opportunities for children

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Understanding the Misbehaving Child (Part 3 The Power-seeking Child)

Understanding the basic needs of a child, and the reasons for misbehavior

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Understanding the Misbehaving Child (Part 2 The Attention-seeking Child)

Understanding the basic needs of a child, and the reasons for misbehavior

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Understanding the Misbehaving Child (Part 1 Why Children Misbehave)

Understanding the basic needs of a child, and the reasons for misbehavior

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Stress Management and Young Children

Stress Management and Young Children

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Separating the Child from the Behavior

Unconditional love requires disciplining the behavior while still affirming the child

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Handling Feelings

Teaching a child how to handle negative feelings

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Giving Encouragement

Establishing a positive childcare environment through encouragement

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Developing a Sense of Responsibility

Assisting children to take responsibility for their behavior

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Creating Logical Consequences

Responding to children's bad behavior with logical consequences

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Conveying Unconditional Love

Showing love to children through both words and actions

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Bully-Proofing

Helping a child learn how to deal with bullies

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Avoiding Over-Reaction

Responding appropriately to a child's behavior

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A New Style of Caregiving

Changing from fear-based relationships to love-based relationships

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Family and Community Relationships

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Effective Communication with Families

Creating an open, honest line of communication with parents

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Child Growth and Development

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The Childhood Brain

An explanation of the three parts of the brain

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Early Childhood Brain Development

How a child's brain develops and the stages of development

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Communication Appropriate to the Stages of Children’s Brain Development

Understanding verbal skills and brain development at different stages

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Cultural and Individual Diversity

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Letting Children Be Themselves

Celebrating the uniqueness of each child

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Encouraging an Appreciation of Cultural Diversity with Children and Families

Ways to encourage inclusion and celebrate cultural diversity

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Health and Safety


Observation and Assessment

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Working with Children Who Exhibit ADHD-like Behavior

Working with an energy-charged child

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Discovering Islands of Competence

Helping children discover their unique gifts and stregths

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Professional Practice, Methods and Curriculum

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STEM for Preschoolers

Incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math concepts into a preschool curriculum

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Teaching Tips for a Successful Circle Time

Tips to make circle time one of the highlights of each day

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Encouraging Early Literacy Skills

Fostering a love of books while promoting early literacy skills

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Teaching Math to Preschoolers

Best practices and suggested activities for preschool math instruction

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The Vital Connection Between Unconditional Love and a Child’s Positive Self-Concept

How receiving unconditional love affects a child's self-esteem

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Learning Activities for Infants

Age-appropriate activities for babies' cognitive development

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Establishing Boundaries

The need for some structure in the life of a child

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Developing New Strategies

The importance of developing new strategies when caring for young children

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Delaying Gratification

Helping a child learn how to delay immediate pleasure in order to enjoy long-term gain

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Creating a Supportive Environment for the Caregiver

Providing a nurturing environment for the caregivers

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Creating a Nurturing Emotional Environment

Offering a supportive, caring environment

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Becoming an Advocate of the Child

The importance of a nurturing relationship between the caregiver and the child

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Age-Appropriate Activities for Children

Activities that are appropriate for children from birth through age 4

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Professionalism

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The Caregiver as an Educator

Helping the child learn about himself and the world around him

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Stress Management and the Childcare Provider

Combating the stress that many childcare providers experience in the workplace

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Preventing Sexual Harassment

Using common sense and good judgment in preventing sexual harassment

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Practicing Positive Self-Imaging

Using self-imaging techniques to maintain a positive attitude and to promote personal success

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Focusing Our Communication

Tools for building successful adult-child communication

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