Wednesday, May 20, 2015

New Course Outlines Sensory Processing Practices

CCEI is proud to introduce SPN104:Making Sense of Sensory Processing to the online child care training course catalog. This course is designed to help teachers understand sensory processing, its implications in the classroom, and how to support children who may be struggling with sensory processing. Course content includes helpful teaching practices and strategies for meeting the needs of all learners.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Special Needs Training Course for NEW Users





ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI) is proud to offer CCEI968: Inclusion and Children with Special Needs as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of May. This course provides participants with a greater understanding of the importance of including children with disabilities in the early childhood environment. Participants will learn basic characteristics of various disabilities or conditions, along with strategies for making reasonable accommodations for all children and their families. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to define inclusion, identify characteristics of general disability categories, and define key terms related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Inclusive Childhood Environments

As defined in the joint position statement issued by two major ECE professional organizations (NAEYC and DEC), the phrase early childhood inclusion "embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society." There was a time when it was customary for young children with disabilities and development delays to be separated or isolated from children with typical or "normal" development characteristics. That is no longer the case. For more information on parent emotions and the inclusive environment, read CCEI's May Newsletter!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

CCEI Introduces FIVE New Courses to School-Age Care Curriculum

CCEI is proud to introduce five new school-age care courses to the online child care training course catalog  available for online enrollment now. The goal of these new courses is to provide a wide variety of information about school-age care. SCH100, SCH101, and SCH102 focus on the developmental stages and characteristics of children ages 5 to 14, as well as recommended strategies and practices for supporting children’s developmental needs. In addition, courses focusing on successful homework support (SCH103) and successful transitions (SCH104) are also available for immediate online enrollment.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI) is proud to offer CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of April. The goal of this course is to identify common outdoor injuries and appropriate ways to prevent them. Students will learn about the various components of playground safety and hazards, as well as the steps that must be taken to prevent accidental poisoning. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify common outdoor-related injuries to children and describe appropriate ways to prevent these injuries, list the four basic components of playground safety, identify playground problems and potential hazards, and identify the ways children may be exposed to poisons.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Keys to Playground Safety


Over 200,000 children end up in emergency rooms across the United States each year as a result of playground injuries. We can only guess at the number of additional children who get bumps, cuts, bruises, and broken bones-not to mention the countless "close calls"-that simply do not end up in emergency room statistics. Falls are normal, but serious injuries should not be. And the fact remains that nearly all playground injuries COULD be prevented, particularly if more caregivers applied these two words in practice: active supervision. For more information on playground safety, read CCEI's April Newsletter!  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Elements of Professionalism Outlined in CCEI Course

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI) is proud to offer Prof102: Elements of Professionalism as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of March. The goal of this course is to provide teachers and directors with a greater understanding of what constitutes professionalism in the early childhood industry and how professionalism affects program quality. Profession is defined as a type of job that requires special education, training, or skill. The commitment that an early childhood educator makes is important because it is a helping profession, which means children and families must come first in their professional lives.