New Hire? Complete the steps below

We are so excited you have taken the leap to join our work family! In order to get started, click one link at a time to complete the requirements.

1. Job Acceptance Forms

Job Acceptance and Training Forms Instructions

  • Complete the forms
  • They will be emailed to us.

2. Arkansas State Criminal and Federal Background Check

Arkansas State and Federal Criminal Background Check Form Instructions

  • Reason for Background Check: Child Care - Facility / Provider
  • Child Care Facility - Look What I Can Do Learning Center OR NurtureSchool
  • Facility Number -
    • Look What I Can Do - 28690
    • NurtureSchool - 31331
  • Your name MUST exactly match your Driver's License
  • Your birth date MUST exactly match your Driver's License
  • Sign the form with DocuSign and email them to forms@sharpchildcare.net.

3. Arkansas Child Maltreatment Request Form

Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Form Instructions

  • Select "You are a potential or current employee of a child care facility..."
  • DCCECE Information:
  • Facility Name will be either Look What I Can Do OR NurtureSchool
  • Facility Director will be Tiffany Sharp
  • Facility Phone Number -
    • Look What I Can Do  870-934-0322
    • NurtureSchool - 870-336-0300
  • Facility Email will be sharpdaycaresarkansas@yahoo.com
  • Facility Address will be -
    • Look What I Can Do - 8531 Hwy 49 North Brookland, AR 72417
    • NurtureSchool -  2110 Grant Avenue Jonesboro, AR 72401
  • Licensing Specialist for Look What I Can Do is Felecia Smith in Craighead County
  • Licensing Specialist for NurtureSchool is Paula Swindle in Craighead County
  • Facility Number is -
    • Look What I Can Do - 28690
    • NurtureSchool - 31331
  • Your addresses must go back at least FIVE years. If you do not remember addresses, make sure to list at least 5 years at the addresses provided. This is very important!
  • Sign the form with DocuSign and email them to forms@sharpchildcare.net.

4. New Staff Personnel Forms

New Staff Personnel Instructions

Complete the employment paperwork and ensure NOTHING is left blank. Use N/A if an item does not apply to you. The paperwork will automatically be emailed to us when submitted.

5. Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR)

Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) Instructions

You will need to be assigned a PDR number for the State of Arkansas. If you have previously worked in child care then you might already have a number assigned. Try to do the application and if it says an account already exists, the number provided on the application to see if they can assist you.

Please make sure to set up your password before beginning any online trainings!

Once obtaining a PDR number, write it down and save it in your cell phone as a "contact." You will frequently need this number through out your employment.

6. Register for the ASU Childhood Services Newsletter

  • Register for the ASU Newsletter to receive monthly updates on PDR courses as they become available for registration.

7. Arkansas New Staff Orientation

Arkansas New Staff Orientation Instructions

This class is the most important and is mandated by the state for all child care workers.

You will use your PDR number to register for this course. Once registering, create an account and take the course.

  • You will receive 8 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

8. Arkansas Mandated Reporter Training

Arkansas Mandated Reporter Instructions

9. Staff Handbook Quiz

10. Parent Handbook Quiz for Staff

Staff Handbook Quiz & Parent Handbook Quiz Instructions

Use the handbooks located below within the "Staff Dropbox Folder."

Take the quiz & write down or take a picture of the final result.


Parent Handbook

Staff Handbook


11. New Hire Training Forms

New Hire Training Forms Instructions

Complete the training forms by simply typing your name in the boxes. These will automatically be emailed to us when submitted. We will use these when you do in-classroom trainings.

12. Required Professional Development Courses include the below: 

You will click on the appropriate website to register for the below classes.

1) ITERS-3 (Infant Toddler Rating Scale)
  • Register on the PDR website. This course is offered monthly with the registrations opening the first Monday of each month. 
  • Take the course
  • You will receive 3 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

2) Early Learning Standards (ELS)

  • Register on the PDR website. This course is offered monthly with the registrations opening the first Monday of each month. 
  • Take the course
  • You will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

3) Supervision Solutions

  • Register on the PDR website. This course is offered monthly with the registrations opening the first Monday of each month. 
  • Take the course
  • You will receive 3 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

4) Baby Steps

  • Register on the PDR website. This course is offered monthly with the registrations opening the first Monday of each month. 
  • Take the course
  • You will receive 3 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

5) Schedules and Transitions

  • Register on the PDR website. This course is offered monthly with the registrations opening the first Monday of each month. 
  • Take the course
  • You will receive 3 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

6) Protecting Our Children

  • Register on the PDR website. This course is offered monthly with the registrations opening the first Monday of each month. 
  • Take the course
  • You will receive 3 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

7) Preventing Expulsion Series

  • Register on the Naptime Academy website.
  • Take the courses
  • You will receive 6 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Print the certificate for your personnel file.

Websites for Professional Development Courses

Every year our staff needs to take 30 hours of approved professional development courses. These are a few websites you can obtain courses from! Upon completion of each course, proof of completion/certificate should be turned in to Management.

FREE WEBSITES

Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR) - This is Arkansas's website for free in-class and online classes. They also partner with other websites, some of which do require a small registration fee.

Child Care Education Institute (CCEI) - This website requires payment for courses however our Company pays for an annual subscription to allow the courses to be free to you. Ask a Director to assist with providing you a login. Classes are unlimited.

Naptime Academy - These classes are free when you register as an employee of a licensed daycare in Arkansas. These are online classes.

U of A - These are free courses offered online. The courses change annually under 'Guiding Children Successfully' and 'Best Care Connected".

Cox Campus - These are free courses offered online.

Kodo Online - There is a mix of free courses and courses which require payment for registration.


WEBSITES APPROVED FOR REIMBURSEMENT WITH PROOF OF CLASS CERTIFICATE and RECEIPT.

ATI Applebaum Seminars - This website requires payment for registration of both in-person conferences and online classes.

The Care Courses School Inc. - This website requires payment for registration of online classes.

The Early Childhood Academy - This website requires payment for registration of online classes.

Conscious Discipline - This website requires payment for courses which are typically quite expensive however they do offer free webinars from time to time and have plentiful free resources and printable for the classroom. There are also videos you can watch to increase knowledge for Social-Emotional Development. If you sign up for their newsletters, you will receive notifications.

Fairy Dust Teaching - This website requires payment for registration of online classes.

Transform ECE - This website requires payment for registration of online classes.


Staff Training Videos

Watch each of these videos to complete your training orientation. The total length of time for this video list is 3 hours 15 minutes.


Staff Training Videos - This is a link. It might require the file to be downloaded in order to watch it.


Staff Training Videos -If the above link does not work, try this link. It has some glitches but overall does work.



Watch these videos for additional requirements of training.

Teacher Training Videos

Brightwheel

Brightwheel Introduction Training Videos

Information for Management

Click on the link to complete a form or click the link then copy the URL to paste it into Brightwheel, email or text.

Brightwheel Status Page for Performance