Child Care Providers and Administrators Complete OVER 1,300,000 Hours of Online Professional Development with CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to announce that its students have completed more than 1,300,000 professional development hours and over 6,100 certificate programs online, earning thousands of CEUs.

For nearly ten years, CCEI has provided quality online child care training coursework to the early childhood education industry. Students continue to appreciate the competency-based, self-paced coursework conveniently available from anywhere they have Internet access. Organizations and individuals across the country choose CCEI for its professional development courses and certificate programs to continue education and satisfy requirements. The CCEI certificate programs of study include Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate programs in English or Spanish, Director Certificates, state-specific certificates, CDA Renewals and other renewal programs, such as the recently added FCCPC Credential Renewal Certificate in English and Spanish, and more. View the certificate catalog for the full list. College credit articulation to an early childhood degree program is also available for specified certificate programs of study through agreements with CCEI’s articulation partners.

“CCEI continues to be a top provider of online professional development in the early care industry,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We strive to deliver the very best training by consistently introducing and updating our content and providing a wide range of professional development opportunities.”

Certificate programs of study are available for purchase through CCEI online enrollment. For more information on programs, training subscriptions, or ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

CCEI Introduces CDA Credential Renewal Certificate in Spanish

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, is proud to announce the introduction of the Spanish version of the CDA Credential Renewal Certificate to the catalog of online certificate programs of study.

The CCEI CDA Credential Renewal Certificate provides 45 clock-hours of professional development required by the Council for Professional Recognition in order to renew the National CDA Credential. The program focuses on the six CDA Competency Standards established by The Council for Professional Recognition. In addition, the CDA Credential Renewal Certificate features updated coursework in environment and curriculum, guidance and discipline, professionalism, and more. Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to identify the purpose of various assessment tools, define social development, emotional development, and temperament, recognize the role of empathy in communication, and much more. This program grants 4.5 IACET CCECEUs upon successful completion.

“CCEI has introduced the Spanish CDA Renewal coursework to accommodate those members of our field who prefer learning in Spanish,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We are pleased to offer this program as a means to help ensure that more students receive high-quality, effective childcare training.”

The CCEI CDA Credential Renewal Certificate programs are available for purchase through CCEI online enrollment. For more information on these programs or ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

CCEI Offers Online Training that Promotes Empathy and Positive Behavior

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers SOC104: Promoting Empathy and Other “Prosocial” Behaviors as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of October in recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month.

Empathy promotes meaningful relationships and better communication and problem-solving skills. It also promotes greater understanding between people of different backgrounds. This course examines recent social research into empathy and other “prosocial” behaviors, as well as recommended strategies and practices for guiding young children through the early phases of empathy’s long development process. Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of empathy and the difference between empathy and sympathy, define the “warm glow effect”, and identify appropriate strategies for promoting and reinforcing prosocial behavior in the early childhood environment.

“Empathy is a key component of any successful childcare environment. Equal support and understanding among the children creates a better overall atmosphere for the childcare provider,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course outlines exactly what empathy means in the classroom, and provides key strategies to promoting prosocial behavior.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in October. 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.