ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Professional Development Course on the Eco-Friendly Child Care Center

Duluth, GA/ February 24, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new course, The Eco-Friendly Child Care Center, Green Lifestyle and Environmental Health.

Health and safety issues resulting from exposure to environmental hazards are an increasing concern in the child care setting. In this course, child care providers can learn strategies for reducing environmental risks and promoting a “green” lifestyle in order to conserve precious resources and ensure the long-term health of young children. Students can register for this course through their CCEI account. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and receive a printable Certificate of Completion.

“Early childhood professionals are encouraged to promote a ‘green’ lifestyle to reduce exposure to potentially harmful conditions and maintain a healthy, safe child care environment. Children have an increased chance of achieving overall wellbeing now and throughout life if eco-friendly practices are encouraged from an early age,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Offers Online Oral Health Course at No Cost in Recognition of “National Children’s Dental Health Month”

Duluth, GA/ February 2, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers the online course Early Childhood Oral Health at no cost for the month of February, in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Oral hygiene is vital for overall wellness at any age, and promoting proper care habits in early childhood should be a part of every provider’s curriculum. This online course on children’s oral health addresses the importance of early and consistent oral health care for young children. The course also teaches early care providers to identify the causes and characteristics of dental decay, as well as promotes strategies for encouraging good oral hygiene in the classroom and home environments. Students can go to www.cceionline.edu, select Click Here for Current Promotions, and follow instructions to take advantage of this promotion. There is no cost to set up an account and detailed instructions are provided online. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and be able to print a certificate of completion.

“Children are far more likely to maintain effective oral hygiene when proper techniques are incorporated into the early care curriculum. CCEI’s course on oral health is an asset to the professional development library, and an additional opportunity for CCEI students to gain knowledge on a critical issue,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.