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.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CCEI Celebrates 10th Anniversary

CCEI is proud to announce that March 2015 marks the company’s 10th year anniversary. Over the past ten years, CCEI users have taken close to 1,500,000 hours of online coursework and CCEI has graduated more than 6,300 early childhood professionals from certificate programs, including those leading to professional credentials such as CDA and FCCPC. CCEI also maintains excellent student satisfaction scores and 99.4% of students say they would recommend CCEI to others. CCEI’s 10th anniversary is a tremendous milestone for the company,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Over the past ten years, we’ve introduced new and innovative training to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We’ve always looked for better ways to serve the industry and will continue to do so over the next decade."

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Online Course Outlines Classroom Management Strategies

Childcare Education Institute is proud to offer GUI101: Classroom Management as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of January in recognition of National Get Organized Month. The goal of this course is to provide teachers with systems and strategies to manage the classroom effectively, and optimize student learning. This course provides a range of strategies and practices for promoting appropriate behavior, positive social and emotional development, and a productive, effective learning environment.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Organizational Skills are Good for the Mind

This time of year, most everyone can stand to do a little organizing in some area of their lives. Whether or not you need a major New Year's resolution to keep you on track, surely there is something (desk drawers, computer files, email inbox, daily schedule, pantry, closet, etc., etc) that will make your life easier and less stressful if you can just get it organized! Don't worry, the point here is not to lecture you or make you feel guilty or unworthy because of that cluttered closet. As an early childhood educator you should recognize the important role organizational skills play in healthy cognitive development. For more information on organization in early child care, read CCEI's January Newsletter!