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

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

2. New Staff Personnel Forms

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.

3. New Hire Training Forms

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.

For # 4 and #5 you will use the facility specific information at which you are hiring for. Refer to the below information as you complete the steps for regulatory / background checks.

  1. Look What I Can Do Learning Center - Brooklannd
    • Facility Phone Number: 870-934-0322
    • Facility Address: 8531 Hwy 49 North Brookland, AR 72417
    • Licensing Specialist: Brittany Hopper
    • Licensing Specialist County: Craighead County
    • Facility License Number: 28690
  2. NurtureSchool Child Care Center - Jonesboro
    • Facility Phone Number: 870-336-0300
    • Facility Address: 2100 Grant Avenue Jonesboro, AR 72401
    • Licensing Specialist: Brittany Hopper
    • Licensing Specialist County: Craighead
    • Facility License Number: 31331
  3. Wild Roots Early Learning - Paragould
    • Facility Phone Number 870-565-9004
    • Facility Address 2601 West Kingshighway Paragould, AR 72450
    • Licensing Specialist: Paula Swindle
    • Licensing Specialist County: Greene County
    • Facility License Number: 50392

4. Arkansas Child Maltreatment Request Form

  1. Select "You are a potential or current employee of a child care facility..."
  2. DCCECE Information:
  3. Facility Name (List the campus you will be working. Information is listed below.)
  4. Facility Director: Tiffany Sharp
  5. Facility Phone Number: (Listed above)
  6. Facility Email: forms@sharpchildcare.net
  7. Facility Address: (Listed above)
  8. Licensing Specialist: (Listed above)
  9. Licensing Specialist County: (Listed above)
  10. Facility Number: (Listed above)
  11. APPLICANT INFORMATION:
  12. Applicant Name: Must appear exactly as your Driver's License shows.
  13. Social Security Number: Must be exactly as listed on your social security card.
  14. Maiden Name/Other Names Used: Only required if you have been adopted, married, divorced.
  15. Race: List as your Driver's License shows.
  16. Age: Current Age today
  17. Date of Birth: List as your Driver's License shows
  18. Phone: List preferred number
  19. Email Address: This is the email where your document will be sent to you. Make sure you have access to the email address you list.
  20. 2nd Email Address: FORMS@SHARPCHILDCARE.NET
  21. Present Address: List as your Driver's License shows.
  22. Number of additional addresses: Your addresses must go back at least SIX years. If you do not remember addresses, make sure to list at least 6 years at the addresses provided. This is very important!
  23. Parent/Legal Guardian: You do not check this box unless you are under 18 years old.
  24. Children: List children who are under 18 years old and who live in your household. Leave blank if you do not have children in the home.

CHECK YOUR EMAIL. DOCUSIGN THE FORM. Forward the signed document to Tiffany Sharp at forms@sharpchildcare.net.

5. Arkansas State Criminal and Federal Background Check

  1. Reason for Background Check: ECE / Early Childhood Education
  2. Child Care Facility / Provider Name: (listed above)
  3. Facility License Number: (listed above)
  4. Facility Email: forms@sharpchildcare.net
  5. Legal Name: Must appear exactly as your Driver's License shows
  6. Applicant Email: This is the email where your document will be sent to you. Make sure you have access to the email address you list.
  7. Maiden Name: List maiden name if you have one
  8. Aliases: List any other names you have previously been legally known as. If you have never had a name change nor been married, list your name as it appears on your driver's license.
  9. Date of Birth: Must appear exactly as your Driver's License shows
  10. Address: List as your Driver's License shows.
  11. SSN: Must be exactly as listed on your social security card.
  12. Phone Number: List preferred number
  13. Age: Current Age today
  14. Race: List as your Driver's License shows
  15. Sex: List as your Driver's License shows
  16. State of Birth: List the state at which you were born
  17. Citizenship: American Citizen
  18. Height: List as your Driver's License shows
  19. Weight: List current weight
  20. Hair Color: List current hair color or natural hair color
  21. Eye Color: List as your Driver's License shows
  22. Have you ever been convicted of a crime: No (If you have, please stop now and privately speak with Tiffany Sharp.)
  23. Driver's License Number: List exactly as your Driver's License shows
  24. State DL Issues In: List the state on your Driver's License

CHECK YOUR EMAIL. DOCUSIGN THE FORM. Forward the signed document to Tiffany Sharp at forms@sharpchildcare.net.

STOP!! - Speak with Tiffany Sharp to pay for background checks and ensure the background forms were received to the her email.

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. Register for the Better Beginnings Provider Buzz Newsletter

  • Register for the Provider Buzz Newsletter to receive monthly updates on policy, guidelines, and funding, tips for keeping children healthy and links to resources and curriculum.

8. Arkansas Professional Development Registry (PDR)

You will need to be assigned a PDR number for the State of Arkansas. Please make sure to set up your password before beginning any online trainings!

Click "Print Coversheet" and print the page for your file.

If you have previously worked in child care in Arkansas then you might already have a number assigned. Call 870-972-3055 and give them your name to work through getting your PDR number to be able to login. Once logged in, click on 'Pending Evaluations,' if you have any to be completed, do them now. Secondly, click on 'Training Transcript' and 'Run Report." Save this document as a pdf and email it to forms@sharpchildcare.net.

Save the PDR number in your cell phone as a "contact." You will frequently need this number through out your employment.

9. Arkansas Mandated Reporter Training

  • Register
  • Take the course
  • Save the certificate as a pdf file
  • You will receive 2 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Go to Naptime Academy website.
  • Create an Account.
  • Find the course, Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Arkansas Mandated Reporters (2024)
  • Upload the certificate received from the Arkansas Mandated Reporter Training onto NapTime Academy, to receive credit.
  • Save the certificate and email it to forms@sharpchildcare.net.

10. Arkansas New Staff Orientation

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.
  • Save the certificate and email it to forms@sharpchildcare.net.

11) Preventing Expulsion Series

  • Go to the Naptime Academy website. (You registered already when entering your Mandated Reporter Certificate.)
  • Take the courses
  • You will receive 6 hours of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Save the certificate and email it to forms@sharpchildcare.net.

12. Staff Handbook Quiz

13. Parent Handbook Quiz for Staff

Staff Handbook Quiz & Parent Handbook Quiz Instructions

Use the handbooks located below to take the quizzes, linked above.

Parent Handbook

Staff Handbook

14. Required Professional Development Courses include the below: 

You will go to the PDR website, Sign in. Click 'My Trainings", Click "Search for Trainings", Type in the "Current PDR #" listed beside each course below to register. Then begin taking the courses. Follow instructions below.

1) ITERS-3 (Infant Toddler Rating Scale) - CURRENT PDR 65527
  • 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.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

2) Early Learning Standards (ELS) - CURRENT PDR 65882

  • 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.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

3) Supervision Solutions - CURRENT PDR 62981

  • 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.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

4) Baby Steps - CURRENT PDR 63399

  • 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.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

5) Schedules and Transitions - CURRENT 62983

  • 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.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

6) Protecting Our Children - CURRENT 62982

  • 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.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

7) Successful Guidance - CURRENT PDR 63125

  • 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 hour of professional development credit for completing this course.
  • Save the certificate to your device.

ONCE YOU GET ALL OF THE ABOVE COURSES COMPLETED. EMAIL THE CERTIFICATES IN ONE EMAIL TO FORMS@SHARPCHILDCARE.NET. COMPLETE PDR EVALUATIONS AS THEY ARE EMAILED TO COMPLETE.



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