Ten free hours of “The Best Care” Child Care Provider Training will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the parish hall of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 412 W. Sixth Ave.


Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Healthy snacks will be provided, according to a news release.


University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences officials will be the instructors. Trainers are agents Mary Ann Kizer of Jefferson County and Diane Clement of Cleveland County, along with Rebecca Simon, early childhood program associate.


“Best Care training will give child care providers an opportunity to enhance their proven child care program and help meet educational requirements with continuing education,” according to the release. “Foster parents, teachers, police officers and anyone needing child care training are invited to attend.”


The event is free to attend. Ten credit hours can be earned for attending the entire day. One credit is earned for each hour long session attended.


“We look forward to working with you to guarantee quality child care for all of our children,” Kizer said.


The pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 19. To pre-register, call Mary Ann Kizer, Jefferson County Family and Consumer Sciences agent at 870-534-1033 or e-mail mkizer@uaex.edu.


The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without discrimination.