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. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Essentials of Child Food Allergies

About one out of fifty young children has a food allergy. So, if you are a childcare provider or teacher, it is almost certain that some children in your school have food allergies, and very likely that you have one or more in your classroom. Food allergies are serious and common enough that all childcare providers and teachers need to have some basic education on the topic. For more information on Essentials of Child Food Allergies, read CCEI's September Newsletter! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CCEI Mini-Certificates Offer Unique Training Opportunities

CCEI is proud to offer a wide selection of Online Mini-Certificate Programs of Study in the Online Certificate Catalog in order to support the dynamic needs of  the early care and education industry These Mini Certificate Programs are designed to give educators a variety of options to fulfill their professional development needs. Certificate topics include Staff Leadership, Communication, Inclusion, Mandated Reporting, Fitness, Marketing, Curriculum Development, and more!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Basic Guidelines for a High-Quality Out-of-School Program

CCEI is proud to introduce CUR109:The School-Age Child Care Environment: General Guidelines for a High-QualityOut-of-School Program to the online child care training course catalog. This course provides basic information about school-age child care. This includes recommended practices and guidelines for any type of care for children ages 5–15 outside the regular school setting, but for the most part it focuses on the afterschool environment. This course is designed with early childhood professionals in mind, i.e., people who spend most of their time working with young children but also work with school-age children in the afterschool environment.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Improve Young Children's Speaking and Listening Skills with CCEI Training

ChildCare Education Institute is proud to offer CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of August. Literacy experts have determined that one of the most effective ways to increase school readiness is to improve children’s speaking and listening skills, which are the basic building blocks of literacy and future academic achievement. This course emphasizes the central role of speaking and listening skills in the development of communication and early literacy skills. Through successful completion of this course, participants will recognize the direct relationship between a child’s communication skills and the language the child experiences at home and in school.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Creating Foundations in Communication

In many ways, communication skills really present the ultimate product of a child's early learning experiences and upbringing. Language skills, emotional regulation, self-awareness, self-confidence, and social skills all play an important role in communication. Therefore, to promote good overall communication skills, early childhood professionals need to take an "all of the above" approach. Fortunately, educators have access to a wide array of resources to promote good communication skills. In fact, at its core, the majority of everything we do and say in the early childhood environment is really intended to promote development of communication skills. For more information on Creating Foundations in Communication, read CCEI's August Newsletter! 

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.