Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CCEI's National Accreditation is Renewed

CCEI is proud to announce it has been awarded renewal of accreditation by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) recognized accrediting agency. Following a comprehensive evaluation of CCEI and its programs, which included an extensive Self Evaluation Report, feedback from the Examining Committee’s on-site visit, and evaluation of CCEI’s curriculum by Subject Matter Experts, the Accrediting Commission of the DETC awarded CCEI a renewal of accreditation for a five-year period.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Physical Activity in the Curriculum

It's unclear who initiated National Anti-Boredom Month, but clearly this is a theme to which parents and childcare professionals can relate. In some ways, when you work with young children, every day involves some "anti-boredom" strategizing. However, with a little creativity and a gentle push in the right direction, there is no reason any young child should ever be bored for very long. Childcare professionals and parents should always remember this basic fact about all young children: they are active learners. Their minds and bodies work best when they are playing, exploring, and experimenting. For more information on Physical Activity in the curriculum, read CCEI's July Newsletter!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Turnover Provision from CCEI Accommodates Staff Turnover

CCEI is proud to announce a new Turnover Provision for eligible Center-Based Subscription holders. Effective immediately, all eligible Center-Based Subscription holders will be given an additional 20% in licenses to accommodate staff turnover. This means, a center with an eligible 20-user Center-Based Subscription will be given an additional four (4) licenses for their current subscription year and a center with an eligible 50-user Center-Based Subscription will be given an additional 10 licenses for their current subscription year. Once the original licenses have been allocated, the turnover licenses will be activated and available for assignment by the administrator.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CCEI Introduces Activities Library for Center-Based Subscribers


CCEI is proud to introduce an exciting new feature to its Center-Based Professional Development Subscriptions. Effective immediately, CCEI users enrolled in Center-Based Professional Development Subscriptions have access to a new Activities Library. The Library offers over 10,000 unique and interactive activities for children from birth through kindergarten. Through a partnership with iActive Learning, these activities provide CCEI students a terrific resource to supplement any early learning curriculum. The Activities Library is user friendly and can be searched easily by using a keyword or basic filter options. Filter options include age group, content area, interaction, topic, or development area, allowing for quick and easy access to activities that meet a wide variety of needs.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Introducing the CCEI North Carolina EEC Renewal

CCEI is proud to introduce the Online North Carolina Early Education Certification (EEC) Renewal program. The program is designed to meet the continuing professional development requirements for individuals certified on the Early Care and Education Professional Scale in the state of North Carolina. Fulfill professional development training requirements, work at your own pace on your own schedule, and earn 6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) with this brand new certificate from CCEI!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Professional Practices for Early Educators


It's June, a time when many people look forward to a little summer fun: splashing in the pool, barbecues and picnics, maybe a little vacation time. However, June also marks the midway point in the year, making it a good time to reflect on those New Year's resolutions you made a few months ago and ponder the months and years ahead. Maybe this is why someone decided to make June National Professional Wellness Month. Several key factors impact your professional health and well-being. No matter what stage of your career you are in or where you see yourself in a year or two, it is important to strive for professional health right now. For more information on Professional Wellness, read CCEI's June Newsletter!  

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CCEI Announces Partnership with Becker's School Supplies



CCEI is proud to announce a professional development partnership with Becker’s School Supplies. Effective immediately, Becker’s School Supplies is an official distributor of CCEI Professional Development subscriptions. CCEI center-based and individual subscriptions will now be available for purchase through the Becker’s School Supplies website. These subscriptions provide access to 100+ online child care training courses in English and Spanish to meet state licensing and Head Start requirements. Becker’s School Supplies shares CCEI’s commitment to the childcare industry. Becker’s provides schools, child care programs, and other educational facilities with quality educational materials, furnishings, and equipment. Becker’s offers convenient shopping on the web, through their catalog, or at any of their 8 retail stores located throughout PA, NJ, and DE.