Service-Learning for School-Age Children Outlined in New Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce SCH105: Service-Learning for School-Age Children and Older Youth to the online child care training course catalog.

According to the National Dropout Prevention Network, service−learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. This course provides in−depth study of the use of service−learning as an educational strategy designed to engage, motivate and increase knowledge, skills and civic involvement for school−age children and older youth. Service−learning provides a hands−on application of knowledge and skills to real life community needs. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to differentiate between service-learning and community service, identify the importance of reflection and assessment activities in the service-learning environment, define the term authentic assessment, identify social-emotional competencies that can develop in the service-learning environment, and much more.

“Service-learning is an extremely rewarding form of education for school-age children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce this course to help teachers build a teaching strategy that integrates meaningful service and learning at the same time.”

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.

Motor Development and Fitness Outlined in CCEI Training Course

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI121: Promoting Motor Development and Physical Fitness in Early Childhood as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of July, in recognition of National Anti-Boredom month.

Childhood fitness is an issue upon which early childhood professionals can have a significant impact. By ensuring that children stay active while in their care, they can help combat obesity and promote healthy lifestyles from the beginning. This course provides an understanding of the importance of motor development and physical fitness in the early childhood years and the ways in which they can become part of the curriculum. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define physical fitness as it applies to young children, identify the five health-related fitness factors, outline the need for instruction in and practice of motor skills in early childhood, define locomotor and non-locomotor skills, and much more.

“Childhood fitness is an important issue upon which early childhood professionals can have a significant impact” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “By promoting motor development and physical fitness, this course provides key information to help improve the long-term health of children.”

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