CCEI Introduces Course on How Read-Alouds in the Early Childhood Environment Build Literacy

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce LIT101: The Read-Aloud Process: Building the Components of Literacy to the online child care training course catalog.

A good read-aloud is a process that includes pre-reading, during-reading, and after-reading strategies that promote comprehension and interpretation, helping children to engage with the text, build literary language and background knowledge, and make meaningful connections. This course is about the preparation and skills a teacher needs in order to ensure that read-alouds in the early childhood environment accomplish the literacy building goals of a good early childhood curriculum. One of the jobs as an early childhood educator is to teach children the pre-reading and reading skills necessary to succeed in school and life. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify ways to promote phonological awareness through read-alouds, define and identify benefits of the “read-aloud process”, identify recommended teacher preparation strategies and good in-class pre-reading activities, and much more.

“Read-alouds are a crucial part of any successful early childcare program,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course helps teachers build early literacy skills that children can use for the rest of their lives.”

This one-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.1 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.

Sensory Processing Practices for Teachers Outlined in New Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce SPN104: Making Sense of Sensory Processing to the online child care training course catalog.

Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. The senses all work together to deliver messages to the brain about the world around us. This course is designed to help teachers understand sensory processing, its implications in the classroom, and how to support children who may be struggling with sensory processing. Course content includes helpful teaching practices and strategies for meeting the needs of all learners. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define proprioceptive and vestibular senses, identify characteristics of Sensory Processing Disorders, differentiate between sensory-seeking and sensory-avoidant behaviors, and much more.

“Sensory processing is a complex process that all childhood professionals should be familiar with,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course presents different aspects of sensory learning so that teachers can create a positive learning environment for everyone.”

This one-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.1 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.

Special Needs Child Care Training Course Provided by CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI968: Inclusion and Children with Special Needs as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of May.

In education, inclusion is the practice of placing children with disabilities, or special needs, into educational environments with “typically developing” peers. But inclusion is much more than just the physical placement of children into typical, or mainstream, learning environments. This course provides participants with a greater understanding of the importance of including children with disabilities in the early childhood environment. Participants will learn basic characteristics of various disabilities or conditions, along with strategies for making reasonable accommodations for all children and their families. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to define inclusion, identify characteristics of general disability categories, and define key terms related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

“It is extremely important to provide supportive and quality care to young children with diverse needs” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course offers key information on inclusion in the classroom, and the importance of assisting these children in maximizing their potential.”

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