We provide resources for early childhood professionals and foster opportunities for professional development.



Have you been searching for an energetic research based early childhood trainer?


Paula Barnes is a well-known, highly respected educator with over 30 years of practical experience in the field. Recently named Texas trainer of the year by the Texas Association of the Education of Young Children, she can customize the perfect professional development program for your facility.

Early Childhood

Education Consultant


Resource Connections is a company specializing in Early Care and Education, professional development, consultation, and related opportunities for providers of infant, toddler, preschool, and school age education.

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Our Mission



At Resource Connections our belief is that committed professionals are the key ingredient to providing quality early care and education for young children.  Our mission is to connect people to resources and provide opportunities for professional development.

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Recent News

2015 Texas AEYC Trainer of the Year.


New website development.


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Training can be provided on-site, at a conference center, or place of business.

Our training sessions assist administrators in designing professional development plans for their staff. Check out our News page for upcoming training opportunities.

Making the Most of Teachable Moments

Simple Math & Science for Young Children

Growing Professionals

Celebrate the Joys of Outdoor Play

About Paula Barnes

Paula Layton Barnes is the owner of Resource Connections; a professional development and consultation company.  She has spent over 30 years working in the field of early care and education.  Paula has a Master's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of North Texas.  Additionally she has over 12 years experience as an adjunct instructor in Child Development at the Community College level.  As a Master Registered Trainer, Paula's background has been diverse.  She credits that diversity for her abilities to provide insight and knowledge in various aspects of the early care and education profession to others working in the field.


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Contact Info

P.O. Box 533 Lorena, TX 76655



Certified trainer in Taking Charge or Change™.

Through the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership.



Certified Texas Child Care Health Consultant.



Master Registered Trainer No. 1065



Certified Touchpoints trainer.




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