CCEI Says “Thank You” with No-Cost Online Training Course for All

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers online child care training course CCEI550: Cool Cooking at NO COST to new and returning users November 26 – December 1, 2014, in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

The holidays are a time for giving thanks for all that we have and focusing on love for family and friends. Enjoying delicious meals and cooking together is a great way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit!

CCEI550: Cool cooking explores cooking as a safe, developmentally appropriate classroom activity. Young chefs do not need sharp knives or hot pans to enjoy all the benefits of cooking in the early childhood curriculum, including nutrition and health knowledge and wide range of early science and self-help skills. Cooking develops sensory skills, as well as a sense of autonomy and confidence. Upon successful completion of the course, participants should be able to describe objectives for cooking activities and identify appropriate methods for integrating cooking activities in the preschool classroom.

“Cooking is a fun and interactive activity that can promote skills across all developmental domains,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “CCEI offers this no-cost clock-hour for the industry to learn safe and appropriate cooking activities, as well as to thank those who work in the early care industry for their roles in educating our children.”

From November 26 – December 1, 2014, use promo code TGIVING. View the course promotion instructions available here and enter the promo code when prompted. Promotion registration access will expire at 11:59 pm on December 1. Users can also find the promo code TGIVING on the CCEI Facebook Page. Please note that users do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the promo code on Facebook. Our Facebook page is open to the public.

Current CCEI students with active, unlimited annual subscriptions do not need to register for course promotions and can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

Sensory Learning Outlined in Online Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI967: Sensory Learning for All Ages as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of November.

In the early childhood environment, sensory activities require or encourage children to think deliberately about and discuss what they see, hear, smell, touch, or taste. Sensory activities are primary tools for building vocabulary and encouraging experimentation, exploration, and discovery. This course examines sensory experiences in the early childhood classroom and the benefits of these activities for young children. Participants will explore various ways of incorporating sensory learning into everyday activities, enhancing sensory learning centers, and appropriate methods of guidance. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the benefits of sensory learning and strategies for guiding developmentally appropriate sensory learning experiences in the curriculum.

“Sensory learning is one of the earliest and most natural forms of education for young children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides key information on sensory learning, while promoting exploration, discovery, and vocabulary building.”

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