Thursday, November 13, 2014

Online Course Promotes Sensory Learning in Early Childhood

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI967: Sensory Learning for All Ages as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of November. In the early childhood environment, sensory activities require or encourage children to think deliberately about and discuss what they see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. Sensory activities are primary tools for building vocabulary and encouraging experimentation, exploration, and discovery. This course examines sensory experiences in the early childhood classroom and the benefits of these activities for young children.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Family Child Care Programs Outlined in November Newsletter

Everyone in the early childhood education industry, from early care providers and elementary school teachers to researchers and policymakers, should be aware of the major role family child care plays in America's educational landscape. Furthermore, it is important for early childhood educators to consider family care providers as partners rather than competitors. For more information on the Importance of Family Child Care Programs, read CCEI's November Newsletter!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spanish CDA Credential Renewal Certificate Now Available

CCEI is proud to announce the introduction of the Spanish version of the CDA Credential Renewal Certificate to the catalog of online certificate programs of study. The CCEI CDA Credential Renewal Certificate provides 45 clock-hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to renew the National CDA Credential. The program focuses on the six CDA Competency Standards established by The Council for Professional Recognition. In addition, the CDA Credential Renewal Certificate features updated coursework in environment and curriculum, guidance and discipline, professionalism, and more. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

CCEI Training Promotes Empathy and Positive Behavior

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer SOC104: Promoting Empathy and Other "Prosocial" Behaviors as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of October in recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month.  Empathy promotes meaningful relationships and better communication and problem-solving skills. It also promotes greater understanding between people of different backgrounds. This course examines recent social research into empathy and other "prosocial" behaviors, as well as recommended strategies and practices for guiding young children through the early phases of empathy's long development process. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Flu and Early Childcare

For most young and middle-aged adults, the flu is a serious annoyance, but not a life threatening condition. This is not true for people over 65. And it's not true for young children, either! The flu can wreak havoc on a small body. Over 20,000 children under the age of 5 will be hospitalized this year with complications from influenza. Nearly 100 children died from it in the 2013-14 season. As a childcare provider, you cannot force any child to be vaccinated, but you can do a lot to educate and encourage parents to have their children vaccinated! Promoting vaccinations in your child care center is important not only for children's health and happiness but also for overall community health! For more information on The Flu and Early Childhood, read CCEI's October Newsletter!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

See what Students are Saying about Online Training with CCEI!

CCEI loves receiving feedback from our students around the country. We value and appreciate each and every one of you! Below are some recent testimonials from various students. View CCEI's testimonials webpage for additional student feedback!


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Stay up to Date on Child Food Allergies

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CCEI119:Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September. Food allergies are on the rise in the United States and continue to be a public health concern. More than 3 million children in the U.S have food allergies, a number that has doubled since 2002. This course provides an overview of food allergies and basic food allergy safety principles to employ in the early care setting. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the center’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and staff who suffer from food allergies, identify the eight major food allergens, and identify the importance of food labeling and packaging.