About Us

Better Kid Care provides evidence-informed professional development to early care and education and youth development professionals to improve the quality of their care and educational practices. Online training is available for child care professionals with more than 200 relevant modules.

Better Kid Care translates research-­based information into online child care training modules and other professional development resources for early childhood and school-­age practitioners in the following curriculum areas:

Better Kid Care's programmatic reach also includes early learning and school-age professionals caring for military-connected children through the Childcare and Youth Training and Technical Assistance Program, funded by USDA/NIFA and The Department of Defense.
  • Child Growth & Development
  • Curriculum & Learning Experiences
  • Families, Schools and Community Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Assessment
  • Communication
  • Professionalism & Leadership
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • Program Organization & Administration

Better Kid Care is an outreach educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension supported with funds from the PA Early Learning Keys to Quality/ Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

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About Better Kid Care

2015-2016 Annual Report