Ozarka to Offer Child Care Trainings

Ozarka to Offer Child Care Trainings

Melbourne – Ozarka College will offer a course in child care orientation training (CCOT) in May at the main campus in Melbourne.  This training is being offered in partnership with the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education of the Arkansas Department of Human Services and the University of Arkansas.

This program is recommended for childcare personnel with little or no training in a child care setting.  Graduates from the CCOT course are also eligible to apply for Child Development scholarships applicable for further training offered by Ozarka College.

Topics to be covered in this CCOT course include child growth and development, children’s health, developmentally appropriate practice, handling emergencies, child safety, communication, observation, assessment/accountability and human diversity.

Participants can attend night classes, which will be held on May 7, 11, and 12 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Amy Pinkston, Director of Ozarka Kids Academy, will be the instructor for the CCOT course.

Even though this training is provided free of charge, enrollment is limited.  To register, call 870-368-7868.