CCEI Promotes Oral Health Online Training Course for National Dental Hygiene Month!


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, encourages all child care providers to take CCEI116A: Early Childhood Oral Health in recognition of National Dental Hygiene Month.

National Dental Hygiene Month is sponsored annually by the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) to remind us all of the importance of proper oral hygiene for lifelong health. Oral hygiene is vital for overall wellness at any age, and promoting proper care habits in early childhood should be a part of the everyday curriculum. CCEI’s online course addresses the significance of consistent oral health care for young children and how to effectively instruct appropriate techniques. This course informs early care providers on how to identify the causes and characteristics of dental decay and promotes strategies for encouraging good oral hygiene within the child care environment.

CCEI116A is a beginner level, one-hour course, and awards 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Online course enrollment and self-paced access are available now. Account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based training subscription may enroll in this course at any time for no additional charge.

“Oral health is an area where you have to initiate instruction early in order to get a firm foothold into a child’s habits,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “As the holidays approach with all their treats and sweets, this is a fitting time to brush up on oral hygiene techniques and practices.”

Online Training Course is No-Cost during ADHD Awareness Week!


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, offers the course SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders at no cost to all new and returning users October 14 – 20, in support of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Week.

With diagnosis rates soaring, it is important that child care providers understand the symptoms, subtypes, and common treatment strategies associated with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its common subtype attention deficit disorder (ADD). Early care providers play essential roles in helping to manage and improve educational outcomes for the millions of children and families affected by these disorders. SPN102 is a beginner level, one-hour course, and awards 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion.

This course presents basic information every teacher should know about symptoms and warning signs as well as treatment options associated with ADHD. The course provides recommended classroom activities and general communication strategies for working with children and families affected by ADHD. A wide variety of classroom modifications may be made to accommodate for attention disorders, but all successful outcomes require patience, careful planning, and cooperation with families and medical professionals.

“There are children with varying degrees of ADHD in nearly every school and classroom around the country, so this issue touches most teachers,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course presents appropriate classroom accommodations and behavior management strategies that teachers can use to improve outcomes for everyone involved.”

SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders is available to all users during ADHD Awareness Week, October 14 – 20, 2012. In order to access this no-cost course, you will need to visit the ChildCare Education Institute Facebook page October 14 – 20 and locate the all-caps promo code in the very top Facebook status post. Users will then need to visit online enrollment, select Professional Development for Individuals, and enter the promo code when prompted. Account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based training subscription may enroll in this course at any time for no additional charge.

Improve Children’s Language and Literacy Development through Early Literary Exposure


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, offers new users the opportunity to try online learning with the trial course CCEI330: Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children at no cost in October, in recognition of National Book Month.

Books and Beyond introduces methods for creating a learning environment that promotes language development using a variety of speaking and listening activities. Upon successful completion of this course, CCEI students will be able to identify the four main types of language, define and differentiate between “oracy” and literacy, implement language activities in the classroom, and explain the importance of a language-rich classroom environment. Coursework is self-paced, and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CCEI330 is available to new CCEI users as a trial course awarded upon account creation during October. Account holders without an active, annual training subscription may purchase this course through online enrollment. This beginner level course awards 0.1 IACET CEU.

“A dedicated focus on literacy skills within early care programs leads to stronger communication skills in children, which are imperative life skills for personal and professional success,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Educators will get great ideas from this course that will help them build a language-rich learning environment.”