CCEI Announces New Online “Fit for Life” Child Care Training Course


Duluth, GA/ September 23, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of HLTH103: Fit for Life.

While diet plays a crucial role in a child’s health, physical activity (or lack thereof) is really at the root of the rising childhood obesity rates in the United States. Vigorous play on the playground or in high-intensity games is one way for children to get some of the exercise they need, and consistent, sustained light to moderate physical activity is the key to good health in childhood and beyond. This intermediate-level course provides strategies for incorporating movement activities across the entire curriculum, so that light to moderate movement becomes a regular consideration when planning and facilitating activities in the early childhood environment.

“Many early childhood educators struggle with incorporating adequate physical activity into the daily curriculum,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Children don’t need to be red-faced, sweaty, and breathless in order to get the activity they need, and this course offers simple, fun, appropriate ways to engage children in daily play and learning activities.”

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 0.2 CEUs and the ability to print and/or save their certificate of completion immediately. HLTH103 is available at no cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. Without a subscription, this course may be purchased individually through online enrollment at www.cceionline.edu.

Take CCEI Course ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome’ in September in Support of “National Infant Mortality Awareness Month”


Duluth, GA/ September 1, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CCEI117: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at no cost for the month of September.

Thanks to determined efforts by regulators and medical professionals, incidents of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have declined sharply since the early 1990s. However, SIDS remains a leading cause of death among children 12 months and younger. Although its exact cause is still unknown, we do know that certain practices can greatly reduce the risk of SIDS, including placing infants to sleep on their backs and keeping plush toys and blankets out of cribs.

“Proper education and risk reduction recommendations are currently our best tools for combating the tragedy of SIDS,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “The information provided within our SIDS course is absolutely essential for early care professionals that care for infants.”

CCEI117 is available to new CCEI users at no cost in September. To take this course as a new user, click on Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! at www.cceionline.edu. Account holders without an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course through CCEI online