ChildCare Education Institute Announces Partnership with Association of Childhood Education International

 


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited and IACET approved distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce an agreement with the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) to offer online training and certificate programs of study.

The partnership with ACEI recognizes CCEI as the preferred provider of online early childhood development programs. ACEI members will be able to enroll in CCEI courses through a custom-designed ACEI online portal. This co-branded portal provides members with user-friendly enrollment, which allows them to access competency-based, self-paced, online coursework on popular child care training topics.

“Partnerships like this one are implemented to further the common goal of preparing the child care workforce to provide the best educational and developmental opportunities for young children. Educators can continue to broaden their skill set, advance their careers and maintain a life-work balance by enrolling in online professional development or certificate programs with CCEI,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO.

About CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute is a distance training institution dedicated to providing the child care industry with professional development courses and programs to meet their education requirements. Over 100 professional development courses are available in English and Spanish to meet annual training and licensing requirements, as well as online certificate course of study programs, such as the Child Development Associate (CDA), Director’s Certificate and others. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837. For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907.

About ACEI

Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI) is a global community of educators and advocates who unite knowledge, experience, and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children. ACEI has a mission to promote and support the global community in achieving the optimal quality of education and development of children, and to influence the professional growth of educators and the efforts of those committed to children’s needs in a dynamic world.

ChildCare Education Institute’s Leadership and Mentoring Course will Help Improve Staff Retention and Quality of Care


Duluth, GA/ April 21, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, presents CCEI951 – Leadership and Mentoring: Growing Your Staff, designed to increase staff retention and effectiveness.

Staff retention is a major concern in the child care industry, which has one of the highest turnover rates of any industry in the U.S. economy. High staff turnover results in increased expenses for recruiting and training, and it takes valuable time away from other duties for directors and administrators. Most importantly, research indicates that stable care is crucial for young children’s healthy development.

Mentoring programs provide motivation and ongoing training, as well as social, emotional, and professional support for employees and have been proven as an effective means of increasing employee retention and satisfaction. This course discusses the different types of mentoring programs, and their varying goals and guidelines, which are important considerations before launching a program.

“Mentoring programs are a proven, cost effective way for child care centers to improve employee retention and motivation. In turn, this improves the educational experiences for young children,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Professional Development Course on Bullying in the Preschool Classroom

 

Duluth, GA/ April 6, 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, Bullying in the Preschool Environment.

Bullying is one of the most concerning social interactions facing children and schools today. While the media picks up stories of bullying in high school, researchers have shown that bullying behaviors are learned much earlier in life. This course helps caregivers identify the signs of bullying, as well as the short and long-term effects these behaviors can have on bullies and their victims. This course also outlines helpful strategies for guiding young children through socially challenging scenarios to create a “bully-free” classroom.

Students can register for this course through their CCEI account by purchasing an hour of training, or they can access it through an annual subscription to our Professional Development Library. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and receive a printable Certificate of Completion.

“It is often difficult to know the difference between normal early childhood behaviors and bullying that can cause lasting impacts on victims and bullies alike. This and the other courses in the CCEI library are designed to give valuable information to educators that will ultimately improve the quality of education provided to our young children,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI’s Trial Course for the Month of April is Child Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Reporting Requirements in Recognition of “National Child Abuse Prevention Month”

Duluth, GA/ April 1, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers new users the opportunity to try online learning by taking the course CCEI112A: Child Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Reporting Requirements for Early Childhood Professionals at no cost for the month of April, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

As mandated reporters, child care providers are legally responsible for identifying and reporting signs of child abuse and neglect. Caregivers should be trained on the importance of visual checks and how to properly report their findings. This online course defines the four major categories of abuse, along with the signs, symptoms, and examples of each type of abuse.

“Online learning is a great way for a busy educator to fulfill his or her professional development requirements. We are happy to be able to provide this trial course to new users so they can see if online learning meets their needs,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI112A is available only to new CCEI users, at no cost for the month of April. To take this trial course, click on the Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! icon located along the left side of the homepage at www.cceionline.edu. Users with an existing CCEI F.A.M.E. account who do not have an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this course as a block hour by selecting Professional Development for Individuals during online enrollment.