About Us

The ARKGroup was founded by teacher/parent training specialist Dr. B. Glenn Wilkerson. With over 25 years of experience in the childcare and training field, Dr. Wilkerson has developed materials for almost every sector of the school system, including public schools, in-home childcares, and childcare centers. Wilkerson created the ARK (Adults Relating to Kids) Program which, in addition to ARK for Childcare Workers and Directors, includes the following state-approved courses: ARK for Pre/K teachers, ARK for Elementary Teachers, ARK for Secondary Teachers, and ARK for Parents and Caregivers. ARK materials have been awarded the Texas Governor’s Award for Program Excellence. A father of four, Glenn is thrilled to positively impact children's lives all over Texas by offering trainings that make a difference!

FAQs

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Our courses go above and beyond just fulfilling state requirements, with a specific focus on how to nurture and discipline children, and elevate their self-esteem. We are also one of the few organizations that offers the option of annual subscriptions so that you can access all of our materials for one low price!

We encourage you to pay online through Paypal so that you can access your courses immediately. You can use your bank account or credit card to pay using Paypal.

If you wish, you may also pay by check. First, you need to send us an email and notify us that you will be sending in a check payment for an online course. Please include your contact information and the course or subscription you wish to purchase. Then we will send you further instructions. Once we receive your payment, our check cashing policy states that we allow five business days for the check to clear the bank before you can begin training. After five business days, you will receive an email notification once you're enrolled.

We provide quality training at affordable prices! Online training courses can be purchased individually for $8/training hour. You can save money by purchasing an annual subscription which gives you unlimited access to all of Childcare Training Professional's online classes for one year.

The price of the annual subscription depends of the number of users:

Subscription Price
Annual subscription for 1 user (non-transferable**) $90
Annual subscription for 2 users (non-transferable**) $160
Annual subscription for 3 users (non-transferable**) $225
Annual subscription for up to 20 users (transferable**) $500
Annual subscription for up to 50 users (transferable**) $1000

Our expert trainers can also conduct training workshops at your facility. Our instructor-led trainings are custom-tailored to meet your needs, so please contact us at ark@arkgroup.org to discuss course topics, pricing, and availability.

No. For any 1, 2, or 3 user subscription, you must buy a subscription for each user that wants to access the annual subscription.

Childcare centers with subscriptions for up to 20 users or up to 50 users do not have to purchase new subscriptions when there is turn-over. Membership can be transferred to new hires replacing a terminated employee. Some restrictions apply, contact us for details. Annual subscriptions for 3 users or less cannot be transferred.

You can print your certificate of completion immediately upon successful completion of each online class. You must pass a short online quiz at the end of each class to receive credit for the course.

Yes. You are able designate yourself and/or other staff members as administrators that are able to see and print information about all the trainings from your childcare center.

You may review the materials and retake the quiz as many times as necessary until you get a passing grade.

Most of our classes are designed to take 1 clock hour each. However, because you work at your own pace, the time varies.

If you plan to train 4 employees this year, you can purchase one annual subscription for 1 employee, and one annual subscription for 3 employees, totalling $315.

If you plan to train 5 employees this year, you can purchase one annual subscription for 2 employees, and one annual subscription for 3 employees, totalling $385.

If you plan to train 6 employees this year, you can purchase two annual subscription for 3 employees, totalling $450.

If you plan to train more than 6 employees, you should purchase the annual subscription for up to 20 users ($500) or the annual subscription for up to 50 users ($1000).

Yes, we do occasionally add new classes. New classes will be included in your annual subscription for no additional charge. If there is a topic you would like us to cover, please let us know!

Our annual subscriptions are set to automatically renew so that you can seamlessly move into another subscription year of courses without re-registering or any interruption to your account. If you do not wish to renew, you can easily cancel the automatic renewal through the Paypal website.