Tuesday, February 9, 2016

CCEI Announces New Partnership with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce a new partnership with the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. Effective immediately, CCEI will provide early childhood training in English and Spanish to fulfill responsibilities of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) to provide professional development opportunities to all early childhood family-based providers serving families and children receiving subsidies under the OEC’s Care4Kids program. CCEI will provide a range of online CEU-based professional development opportunities for early childhood family-based providers in Connecticut, through annual unlimited online professional development subscriptions to its catalog of professional development courses.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Technology and Interactive Media

Technology and interactive media are everywhere in today's society. Young children live in a world where computers, tablets, smartphones, music players, gaming devices, and more are readily available, including in their classrooms. The use of computers and other interactive technologies is on the rise in early childhood programs. As we become an ever increasingly technological society, it's important to consider the effects of technology on early childhood development. For more information on Technology in the Classroom, read CCEI's January Newsletter!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Promoting Wellness in the Classroom

Good hygiene in early child care settings is essential for reducing the risk of infection between children and adults, and helps young children develop healthy habits that they will use throughout their lives. Infection can be spread through direct physical contact between children, airborne through coughing and sneezing, or from contact with various surfaces. While it's impossible for child care providers to prevent the spread of all infections, it's important to promote a healthy and hygienic environment to minimize the spread of harmful bacteria. For more information on health and hygiene in the classroom, read CCEI's December Newsletter! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Professional Development and Mentoring

Professional development is the process of improving staff skills and competencies needed to produce outstanding educational results for students. Regardless of someone's profession, continued education and hands on training is what makes a true professional. Research is constantly leading to new discoveries, and trends are always changing. A successful professional stays up to date with these changes, and responds accordingly to evolve with a changing workplace. For more information on professional development and the mentor process, read CCEI's November Newsletter!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Understanding Aggressive and Defiant Behaviors

CCEI is proud to introduce GUI103: Understanding Aggressive and Defiant Behavior to the online child care training course catalog. Aggressive and defiant behaviors in children pose tremendous challenges to adults at every level, from the early childhood environment through high school. In this course, participants will learn about the underlying causes of aggressive behavior, the reasons why aggressive behaviors cannot be ignored, and strategies and practices for helping children develop positive social-emotional skills.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than one year old. Some people call SIDS "crib death" because many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs. SIDS is the third leading cause of death among newborn infants in the United States. More alarmingly, SIDS is the leading cause of death among otherwise healthy infants between the ages of 2 and 4 months. For more information on SIDS, read CCEI's October Newsletter! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Back to School

Back-to-school time brings many changes for children and their families. Whether it's the first day of kindergarten or first grade, or starting at a new preschool or childcare setting, the process can seem overwhelming and intimidating. Providing a smooth transition between home and school requires teachers and early childhood professionals to help children feel confident about themselves and trust other adults and new children around them. For more information on Back-to-School transitions, read CCEI's August Newsletter!