CCEI Announces New Online ‘Dual Language Learning’ Professional Development Course


Duluth, GA/ July 22, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new course, Dual Language Learning in the Early Childhood Environment.

Roughly one out of six Americans speaks a language other than English at home, and many early care providers increasingly find themselves serving children and families from a wide variety of language backgrounds. CCEI’s new course, Dual Language Learning, provides early childhood professionals with strategies and tools for helping young children develop language and early literacy skills in English as well as their native language. Participants will learn the benefits of “dual language” learning for young children along with key strategies for increasing family engagement and promoting rich, dual language development in the classroom.

“CCEI continues to expand its Professional Development Library to accommodate for our diverse early care industry needs. The more our educators proactively prepare for meeting each child’s needs, the closer they are to meeting the goal of helping every child meet optimal development goals,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO.

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

CCEI Announces Professional Development Partnership with Georgia Child Care Association


Duluth, GA/ July 8, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces a partnership with the Georgia Child Care Association (GCCA) to provide online coursework and certificate programs of study for continuing education.

The partnership with GCCA recognizes CCEI as the preferred provider of online early childhood development programs and facilitates GCCA members’ enrollment in CCEI courses and certificates through a customized GCCA online portal. This portal provides members with user-friendly enrollment, access to competency-based, self-paced, online coursework, and the opportunity to fulfill annual Georgia Bright from the Start requirements.

“The partnership with GCCA was created to encourage the successive career ladder steps for Georgia’s early childhood educators and equip them to provide children with the best developmental and educational support. CCEI is pleased to offer educators and directors quality, convenient professional development online,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO.

“We are excited about this partnership with CCEI to increase professional development opportunities in Georgia with more accessible quality training. The breadth of classes offered provides a multitude of opportunities in early learning domains that will keep educators and administrators coming back for more!” said Carolyn Salvador, Georgia Child Care Association Executive Director.

CCEI’s Trial Course for July is ‘The Professional Portfolio’


Duluth, GA/ July 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 trial course CCEI800 – The Professional Portfolio: Fostering and Documenting Professional Development at no cost for the month of July.

A professional portfolio is a tool that benefits administrators, teachers and directors in the child care industry. CCEI800 introduces early childhood professionals to the practice of developing a professional portfolio as a means of enhancing professional growth. The portfolio provides evidence of professional skills and experience. Furthermore, potential employers appreciate and respect the time and effort it takes to develop and maintain a comprehensive portfolio. This course teaches students how to create a portfolio, what to include, and how to arrange it, as well as the purpose and characteristics of an accompanying reflective statement.

“The creation and maintenance of a professional portfolio increases caregivers’ credibility by showcasing their abilities and readiness to nurture and educate young children. This course introduces caregivers to the concept of the professional portfolio to encourage their professional development,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI800 is available to new CCEI users at no cost in July. To take this course as a new user, click on Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! at www.cceionline.edu. Existing account holders without an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course for $15.