Developing Leadership in the Early Care Environment Covered in New Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce ADM109: Developing Leadership in Early Care and Education to the online child care training course catalog.

While there are certain universal qualities to any good leader, regardless of profession, leaders in the early care and education (ECE) industry face some unique challenges and responsibilities that are not covered in typical corporate leadership books and seminars. This course examines what it means to be a successful leader in the ECE field, which includes afterschool or out-of-school-time care. Some skills and knowledge come easily to some people, others take time and constant practice, but everyone in a leadership position in the ECE industry needs to put serious thought into the exact nature of their role and responsibilities, and what it will take in order to succeed. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify intellectual characteristics of a successful ECE leader, demonstrate an understanding of interpersonal skills relevant to successful leadership, and identify characteristics of the “Five Faces” of ECE leadership.

“Leadership is an important characteristic in any profession, but especially when dealing with children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course will help emerging leaders develop the skills and knowledge necessary to grow into leadership positions within the childcare industry.”

This three-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.3 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 Courses from CCEI Cover Afterschool Care Market

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce five new school-age care courses to the online child care training course catalog available for online enrollment now.

Even when school is out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable and productive care environment. When working with school-age children, it is important to understand and recognize the different stages of development to be able to support the growth of each child. The goal of these new courses is to provide a wide variety of information about school-age care. SCH100, SCH101, and SCH102 focus on the developmental stages and characteristics of children ages 5 to 14, as well as recommended strategies and practices for supporting children’s developmental needs. Emphasis is on the afterschool and out-of-school-time care environments, but the content is appropriate for anyone who works with school-age children. Participants will learn to identify the ways in which children build and reinforce communication and social skills, demonstrate an understanding of the importance of self−regulation, identify behavioral characteristics of early adolescence, and much more.

In addition, courses focusing on successful homework support (SCH103) and successful transitions (SCH104) are also available for immediate online enrollment. Successful homework support provides an overview of current homework research, best practices, systems, and tools to support school-age children working on homework assignments in an afterschool or out-of-school-time setting. Successful transitions present recommended strategies and practices for easing different types of transitions in the school-age care environment. This includes transitions from one setting or activity to another as well as life’s many other transitions, some of which arise unexpectedly.

“Afterschool programs are very important to the development and growth of children outside the classroom,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce these new courses to provide additional support to our existing course catalog. These courses offer over 10 hours of training to help create successful afterschool programs”

These school-age training courses are available for online enrollment now, and each award 0.1 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each course hour successfully completed. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take these courses at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

CCEI Offers Online Training for Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of April in recognition of National Playground Safety Week.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, over 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms each year in the United States because of playground injuries. The goal of this course is to identify common outdoor injuries and appropriate ways to prevent them. Students will learn about the various components of playground safety and hazards, as well as the steps that must be taken to prevent accidental poisoning. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify common outdoor-related injuries to children and describe appropriate ways to prevent these injuries, list the four basic components of playground safety, identify playground problems and potential hazards, and identify the ways children may be exposed to poisons.

“Safety should always be the top priority for early child care providers and administrators” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “While children need to be encouraged to play and explore outdoors, adults are responsible for ensuring a safe and secure environment while guiding children in appropriate outdoor behaviors.”

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.