New Online ‘Spatial Intelligence’ Child Care Training Promotes Development of Multiple Intelligences


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 Exploring Visual/Spatial Intelligence to the online child care training course catalog.

This intermediate-level course examines strategies for promoting children’s spatial intelligence, one of the nine intelligences identified by developmental psychologist Howard Gardner in his influential Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Spatial skills, or “picture smarts,” are used by painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, fashion designers, graphic artists, interior designers, movie directors, pilots, navigators, military strategists, engineers, and city planners.

“Incorporating spatial intelligence into the curriculum can add a whole new dimension to the learning environment,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “It contains valuable information to assist an early childhood educator help every child reach his or her full potential.”

All CCEI child care courses are available at no additional cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription.

CCEI Supports “Let’s Move! Child Care” Campaign Focused on Reducing Early Childhood Obesity


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, provides HLTH100: Early Childhood Obesity to early care educators in efforts to combat the rise of obesity in the preschool environment.

Two years after the “Let’s Move!” campaign began, First Lady Michelle Obama has now introduced the “Let’s Move! Child Care” campaign focused on obesity in children two through five years of age. According to a White House Task Force, more than half of obese children are overweight by age two, and roughly one out of five children are overweight by age six. Through CHD100, child care providers will learn to identify, prevent and reduce the risks of obesity in the early care environment. This course grants 0.1 IACET CEUs upon course completion.

“There are numerous reasons why we have to address the obesity epidemic in young children, and our Early Childhood Obesity course is tailored specifically for the preschool age group,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “The information within this course gives educators strategies to help children develop healthy habits that will improve their long-term quality of life.”

All CCEI child care courses are available at no additional cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course can also be purchased individually through online enrollment.

CCEI Promotes Heart-Healthy Child Care Training In Recognition of “American Heart Month”


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers a wide range of child care training courses focused on health and fitness, all of which can help promote healthy minds, bodies, and hearts!

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States with over half a million American lives taken annually. While some contributors to heart disease, such as genetics, cannot be avoided, a variety of risk factors can be combated with proper nutrition and fitness choices. CCEI has maintained a focus on child care training that instills healthy habits in early childhood settings in order to contribute to children’s long-term personal success and overall wellness. These courses include Fit for Life; Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Fitness Practices; Motor Development and Fitness in Early Childhood; Early Childhood Obesity; and many more. Online courses and their descriptions are viewable in the child care training course catalog.

“CCEI has a variety of resources to assist early education professionals with overturning our nation’s rates of heart disease,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “With these resources in place, we have a heightened opportunity to improve the long-term health of children.”

All CCEI child care courses are available at no cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. Without a subscription, all courses may be purchased individually through online enrollment at www.cceionline.edu. Participants have the ability to print and/or save their documentation immediately upon course completion.

CCEI Offers ‘Parent Communication’ Course at No Cost During “National Parent Leadership Month”


Duluth, GA/ February 1, 2012 – 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 CCEI520 – Parent Communication: Building Partners in the Educational Process at no cost in February in recognition of National Parent Leadership Month.

Parents, early educators, caregivers, and administrators are constantly searching for effective ways to prepare young children for future academic achievement. However, one of the most important factors in a child’s success is often overlooked: open communication between parents and educators. This course is intended to help educators and parents build successful partnerships through the use of positive listening and speaking skills; effective nonverbal, verbal and written skills; and methods for overcoming communication barriers. Participants will receive 0.1 CEU and the ability to print and/or save their documentation immediately upon course completion.

“Many issues that arise in the early childhood environment can be addressed through communication with parents,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “With the tight schedules many of us maintain, we often fail to utilize one another in the education process. But strong communication and cooperation with parents is essential, because it can reinforce the classroom curriculum and improve the parent-child relationship by keeping parents further informed and involved.”

CCEI520 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.