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On Demand Distance Education
Better Kid Care's On Demand Distance Education system provides professional development online anytime you are ready to learn! Get started using On Demand with a video tutorial, review the lesson listing, and read frequently asked questions.

Better Kid Care News

New in On Demand…
Nov 16, 2018
Coaching Conversations: Support Quality Practice
While waiting to go inside, sing songs with motions to engage children’s bodies and minds.
Sit still! Wait! Why make transitions difficult when you can move instead?
Nov 16, 2018
At Pennsylvania’s Early Childhood Education Summit this fall, about thirty infant-toddler practitioners gathered to discuss and problem-solve around the challenges of helping infants and toddlers transition successfully from one part of their day to another. Recognizing that the youngest children need support with skills like diapering, pottying, handwashing, and putting on coats and shoes, the group brainstormed what to do during the “waiting time” to keep the other children who are ready to go outside or start a new experience engaged.
Winter Storm Closing
Nov 15, 2018
Due to the winter weather, Better Kid Care offices will be closing at 11:30am on Thursday, November 15. Our phones will be off during that time. If you need any help with On Demand, please refer to our FAQs. The On Demand system will remain available during this time.
Inspiring Voice From the Field…
Nov 14, 2018
For Marian Andrews, early childhood education is a second career after spending twenty years in the mortgage processing business. Although she had taken some education classes before working in the mortgage industry, she had never used them. Once she switched careers, she used TEACH and Rising Stars dollars to complete an associate’s degree in early childhood education at Delaware County Community College.
Connecting With Nature in a Concrete Jungle
Oct 19, 2018
“There’s a tree that grows in Brooklyn… It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It grows up out of cellar gratings. It is the only tree that grows out of cement. It grows lushly… survives without sun, water, and seemingly without earth” (Smith 1943).

PA On-site Training

Better Kid Care: Becoming Trauma Informed
When: Nov 27, 2018
Where: Penn State Extension, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Better Kid Care: Mindfulness in the Classroom
When: Nov 27, 2018
Where: Penn State Extension, 2120 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042
Better Kid Care: Understanding the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework
When: Nov 30, 2018
Where: Penn State Extension, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823
Better Kid Care: STEAM in Early Childhood
When: Dec 3, 2018
Where: Penn State Extension, Farm & Home Center Training Room, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Better Kid Care: PCAN-Challenging Behaviors
When: Dec 6, 2018
Where: Penn State Extension, 2120 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042