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Staff Spotlight
Susanna Creed
Well-being Coach

Tell us about your current job role? What are you most excited about in your role?
Our childcare workers give so much of their time, energy, and love to our little ones, so I'm excited to help them prioritize their own well-being through the Be Well Care Well Arkansas program. I look forward to reminding them they are valued, valid, and worthy of the same time, energy, and love they so freely give to the kiddos they serve. When we prioritize our own health and well-being, it's not only us who experience life-changing results, but everyone we interact with. I'm honored to walk hand in hand with our partners on this journey and can't wait to see the life-changing results that come from it!

What are some of your hobbies?
I am an avid creative and hobbyist - from handmade crochet pieces to coffee infusions, DIY-ing to interior design, yoga to hiking - I love being active and creative!

What is your most treasured accomplishment?  
One of my most treasured accomplishments is graduating from the Clinton School of Public Service with my Master of Public Service (MPS) Degree. It was a very challenging program, so the fact that I was able to persevere through those struggles alongside my classmates made me feel incredibly accomplished.

What has been the most significant or memorable moment in your job/life?
My career trajectory changed when I joined AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (AmeriCorps NCCC), which engages 18- to 24-year-olds in team-based national and community service in the United States. From that moment on, I needed to have service engrained in my everyday life and work - thus my Public Service degree and current position with Curricula Concepts.

Do you have any dreams or aspirations you want to share?
Just for fun - I hope to find creative ways to share my knowledge of yoga with others in a way that provides comfort, validation, and a feeling of safety. I'm currently experimenting with what I call "hug in a mug" crochet scarves and headbands that are each connected to a yogic/positive mantra. I do love a creative challenge! 😋
Wellness Corner

February is Oral Health month and starting healthy eating and brushing habits early is the best way to care for children's teeth.  Oral health care for babies and toddlers is just as crucial as it is for children and teens. Baby teeth help your child learn to chew and speak properly, as well as help the face develop its proper shape.  This website is a great one to share with families to help educate them about the importance of taking care of their babies' teeth.

The Arkansas Department of Agriculture, Curricula Concepts, and the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention have partnered to offer an hour-long webinar on the topic of farm to early care and education. Join in on February 25, 2021, at either 12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to learn about the statewide Go NAPSACC program and how to start or expand your farm to school classroom, cafeteria, and community.

February 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Register HERE

February 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Register HERE  


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)

To provide you with information about the COVID-19 public health crisis and to answer child care questions, join the informational Zoom meetings occurring every other Tuesday at 12:00 pm.

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

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
- Brene Brown

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