CCEI Center-Based Subscriptions Provide Quality Professional Development at an Economical Price

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, promotes CCEI Online Center-Based professional development subscriptions in order to support the dynamic needs of the early care and education industry.

CCEI’s Center-Based Subscriptions are convenient, effective and economical tools for helping staff meet annual training requirements and other professional development needs. A Center-Based Subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for a full year for all staff members, based on the subscription size purchased. The CCEI Center-Based subscriptions come with helpful administrative features allowing the director to assign and monitor courses and print reports for licensing and staff development purposes.

CCEI’s Center-Based Subscriptions are among the most cost-effective options in the online childcare training industry. With subscription packages suitable for small and large centers, CCEI offers access to 100+ training courses, in English and Spanish, for as little as $20 per user. The Center-Based Subscription allows users to learn from a leading distance training provider in child care, while saving administrators time and money.

“Group subscriptions are a great option for child care centers to provide training for their entire staff at an affordable price,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Our Center-Based Subscriptions offer flexible and easy to use controls for administrators and directors, while also offering customized professional development tailored to individual staff member’s needs.”

Center-Based Subscriptions are available for online enrollment now now. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

Classroom Management Strategies Outlined in CCEI Online Training Course

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce GUI101: Classroom Management Strategies to the online child care training course catalog.

The goal of this course is to provide teachers with systems and strategies to manage the classroom effectively, and optimize student learning. Effective classroom management requires use of many tools and methods, including positive guidance strategies for promoting appropriate individual behavior and a range of methods for maintaining a good group-learning environment. Course participants will learn to define mutual interaction as it pertains to children’s behavior in the classroom, identify aspects of effective praise and encouragement, and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of routines for early childhood development.

“Behavior management is one of the biggest challenges childcare professionals and teachers encounter on a day to day basis,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course offers strategies and guidelines to help build a productive and respectful learning environment, while also providing key practices to dealing with challenging behavior.”

This two-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.2 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

New Course from CCEI Exploring Nutrition and Food Service in Early Learning Environments

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce NFS101: Nutrition and Food Service in Early Learning Environments to the online child care training course catalog.

Millions of children get a significant portion of their daily nutrition from meals they receive in child care facilities. Many children spend eight hours or more in a child care setting and receive most of their meals while away from home. Unfortunately, current research has documented a number of problems with the nutritional health of children. As a result of poor nutrition and decreased levels of exercise, the occurrence of childhood obesity has doubled in the last 20 years. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control, it is estimated that 15 of children under the age of six are overweight. The problem of obesity is worse for children in day care. The Journal of the American Medical Association estimates 32 of children in government subsidized child care are overweight.

Good nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it is especially important for children. Children need good nutrition for proper growth and development. Proper nutrition contributes to the development of healthy and strong physical bodies as well as optimal brain development. This course is designed to provide information to assist food service staff, caregivers and members of program leadership develop positive, healthy nutritional programs for young children. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of the requirements of the USDA Food Program and meal planning in an early childhood education setting.

“Child care professionals have an important opportunity to improve nutritional policies to support the children in their care,” says Maria C. Taylor President and CEO of CCEI. “Training for nutrition, food safety, and child development is essential for teachers. Research has shown that teacher training in the area of nutrition has a direct impact on the quality of nutrition and health in environments for children.”

NFS101: Nutrition and Food Service in Early Learning Environments is a two-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can register for professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.

For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST

ChildCare Education Institute, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start Requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI, a Council for Professional Recognition CDA Gold Standard™ training provider, is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), is accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

Learn the Importance of Math Skills in Preschool with CCEI Online Training

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI430: Math Madness as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of April in recognition of Math Awareness Month.

Given adequate materials, time, and a teacher to facilitate activities, children can develop the early cognitive skills necessary for learning and applying complex mathematical concepts. Developing these skills at an early age helps to develop the foundation for abstract and logical thought. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the activities that help children develop math skills such as classifying, patterning, sequencing, comparing, ordering, and one-to-one correspondence. In addition, participants will be able to identify materials that belong in a well-stocked math/manipulative center and activities that strengthen early math skills for children in the preschool classroom. Upon successful completion of the course exam, participants will receive 0.1 IACET CEU and immediate, unrestricted access to their certificate of completion.

“Learning math skills at a young age is invaluable for the development and growth of children in our schools,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides important information on the philosophy and strategies related to math curriculum in the early childhood years.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in April. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.

For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.