ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Five Clock-Hour Courses Added to their Professional Development Library


Duluth, GA/ May 25, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of several new, five (5) clock-hour courses to their Professional Development Course Catalog.

Early child care providers are required to meet annual, in-service training requirements for ongoing education. In order to further satisfy licensing requirements, CCEI has introduced twelve (12) new, five clock-hour professional development courses worth 0.5 CEUs each, now available in the CCEI Course Catalog. Courses offered include: Curriculum Enrichment, Inclusion and Special Needs, Child Care Management, Observation and Assessment, and various others. In addition to these extended professional development courses, child care staff may continue to meet training requirements with certificate options in CCEI’s Certificate Programs of Study catalog.

“CCEI is committed to meeting the evolving needs of the child care workforce. Many states encourage providers to take courses longer than one hour so that they get deep information on one topic instead of top level information on many topics. We added these new multiple hour courses to meet this need,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces Online Professional Development Course in the Eco-Friendly Child Care Center Series


Duluth, GA/ May 10, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited and IACET approved 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, Part 2: Environmental Education and Sustainability.

This new course promotes education and sustainability within early child care settings. A “green” child care program practices sustainability through resource management and waste prevention and reduction. This course includes strategies on creating healthy, safe learning centers for children such as “going green” on a tight budget, incorporating organic foods, and replacing hazardous materials and cleaning agents with environmentally responsible products. These lifestyle choices are reinforced by family involvement, developing a sustainability plan, green certified products, and creating developmentally appropriate activities for children’s participation.

Students can register for this course through their CCEI account. Existing CCEI account holders who do not have an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course for $15.

“CCEI has introduced this second eco-friendly course to offer care providers the resources to create safe, healthy, sustainable environments for young children. Positively impacting the environment affects overall wellness for current and future generations,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI’s Trial Course for May is Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children in Recognition of “Get Caught Reading Month”


Duluth, GA/ May 2, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited and IACET approved distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers new users the trial course CCEI330: Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children at no cost for the month of May, in honor of Get Caught Reading Month and National Children’s Book Week.

The development of language and early literacy skills are major goals in early childhood education. This essential course introduces developmentally appropriate strategies and classroom methods for promoting vocabulary building through speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

“While language introduction is typically initiated at home, early caregivers play an essential role in a child’s language development. The skills acquired in the early stages of development are the foundation of future academic achievement. This course focuses on teaching caregivers how to incorporate language and literacy activities into the learning environment,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

Online learning is a great way for busy educators to get their professional development needs met. CCEI330 is available to new CCEI users, at no cost in May. To take this trial course, click on the Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! button at www.cceionline.edu. Existing CCEI account holders who do not have an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course for $15.