Educator Spotlight

Jennifer Reams
Home-Based Educator
River Valley HIPPY Program

How many years have you worked in your field?  13 years
What path led you to this work? The flexibility when my kids were young.
What are some of your hobbies? Travel, reading and making customized tumblers
What is your most treasured accomplishment? Graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Management Information Systems in summer 2020!
Do you have any dreams or aspirations you want to share? To seek a position in Management Information Systems.
Wellness Corner

November is American Diabetes Month. Check out these great resources on nutrition, including a recipe book and recipes you can share with families and fun ideas to do with pool noodles now that it's too cold to use them in the pool.

Promoting Positive Emotions

Promoting Positive Emotions (PPE) program is to help those Arkansas residents directly impacted by COVID-19 receive the emotional and behavioral health services they need to gain strength and be able to carry on during these unprecedented times – at no cost to them. By partnering with local providers across the state, they are able to provide education, outreach, crisis counseling, and referrals to those impacted by the current pandemic.

Crisis Counseling services are free to Arkansas residents and can easily be provided via video or phone for those who don't feel comfortable with in-facility visits.

For more information, click the link below:


Curricula Concepts Inc. is offering trainings online via Zoom for families and educators.  

Go to our TRAINING CALENDAR to sign up!   

Pre-registration is required.  If the participant must cancel for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. Spots are limited and there may be a waiting list.

Training is provided at no cost to the participants and PDR credit is available.
Information to consider:
  • Credit for the training cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals or for participants who leave early.
  • This is an online training and the expectation is that participants will have the capability to interact and participate using video as well as audio.

Have questions or problems with registering for trainings?
Please contact Deborah at!

Zoom Call with the
Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education (DCCECE)

Provider Training on Background Check online systems

Be sure this training is on your calendar! This meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about the new Background Check online systems for criminal and maltreatment checks and ask any questions you may have.


The next meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2020 at 12:00.

  • Join via phone: 301-715-8592   ID: 959 5436 3354
  • Join by computer: Click Here    ID: 959 5436 3354.

Please note this information is subject to change! You can also access updates and past Zoom recordings on their website HERE!
"Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans
can do for each other."   - Randy Pausch

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