Early Childhood Oral Health Training Course is No-Cost During National Children’s Dental Health Month


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a child care training provider, offers the course CCEI116A: Early Childhood Oral Health at no cost to all new and returning users February 7 – 11, in support of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

National Children’s Dental Health Month is annually sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA) to raise oral health awareness. Promoting proper dental hygiene and long-term care habits in early childhood should be a part of every provider’s curriculum. This online course on children’s oral health addresses the importance of early and consistent oral health care for young children, teaches early care providers to identify the causes and characteristics of dental decay, and provides strategies for promoting good oral hygiene in the classroom and home environments. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and access to their certificate of completion. This training meets requirements for one clock-hour of professional development in most U.S. states, and professionals are encouraged to select their state’s abbreviation on CCEI’s training approval/acceptance map and/or consult their local licensing representative for specific approval information.

“Oral care must be taught to children at a young age in order to create good lifelong habits,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Research shows that children appreciate structure and routine, which supports the incorporation of an oral hygiene routine both at home and in child care settings. Early care providers will benefit from our oral health training course and we’re pleased to support the ADA in this awareness.”

CCEI116A is available at no-cost to new and returning users of CCEI’s coursework from February 7-11, 2013. In order to access this no-cost course, view the training hour promotion instructions and be sure to enter the promo code TOOTHBRUSH, when prompted. Active individual or center-based subscription holders may enroll in this course at any time without the use of a promotion code.

CCEI’s Online Coursework is Eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a national online training organization dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces today that it has been approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

ChildCare Education Institute completed rigorous audits to ensure that company processes meet IACET Standards for designing, developing, and delivering quality continuing education and training. “Meeting these standards and becoming an Authorized Provider of IACET Continuing Education Units is a testament to the integrity of CCEI as a company and to the quality of professional development solutions that CCEI offers the early childhood industry,” said Maria C. Taylor, President/Chief Operating Officer.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET certifies education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines. Originally created in 1968, IACET’s Criteria and Guidelines for Quality Education and Training Programs apply across all disciplines and are the standards by which hundreds of organizations measure their education offerings.

Fitness Child Care Training Course is Available to New CCEI Users for American Heart Month


ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training institution, offers the trial course CCEI121: Motor Development and Physical Fitness in Early Childhood at no cost in February to provide new users the opportunity to try quality, online child care training in recognition of American Heart Month.

As our nation continues to struggle with high obesity rates and heart disease remains a leading cause of death annually, we cannot stress enough the importance of instilling healthy fitness habits in early child care programs. 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. Motor development also needs to be taught at any early age to aid children as they learn to walk, dress, grasp, and feed themselves. This course provides an understanding of the importance of motor development and physical fitness in the early childhood years and the ways in which they can become part of the curriculum. Participants will be able to define physical fitness as it applies to young children, identify five health related fitness factors, physical activity recommendations for young children and fundamental motor skills. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn 0.1 IACET CEU and receive access to their Certificate of Completion for documentation.

“Including the course mentioned here, child care practitioners have a variety of resources to assist with overturning our nation’s alarming rates of heart disease,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “With the promotion of motor development and physical fitness, we have the opportunity to improve the long-term health of children.”

CCEI121 is available to new users as a trial course awarded upon CCEI account creation during February. Account holders without an active, annual professional development individual or center-based training subscription may purchase courses through online enrollment now.