New Course from CCEI Covers Understanding Aggressive and Defiant Behaviors in the Classroom

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce GUI103: Understanding Aggressive and Defiant Behavior to the online child care training course catalog.

In the context of child care, aggressive behavior typically includes any behavior that is intended to hurt, humiliate, harass, harm, and hold power over someone else. Aggressive and defiant behaviors in children pose tremendous challenges to adults at every level, from the early childhood environment through high school. In this course, participants will learn about the underlying causes of aggressive behavior, the reasons why aggressive behaviors cannot be ignored, and strategies and practices for helping children develop positive social-emotional skills. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify characteristics of aggressive behaviors, differentiate between instrumental aggression and hostile aggression, identify characteristics of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD), and much more.

“Aggressive and defiant behavior in children cannot be ignored, and adults who work with children must be prepared to respond,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce this course to help teachers and child care providers properly deal with aggression and learn the best practices to address such behaviors.”

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.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Training Provided by CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI117: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of October in recognition of National SIDS awareness month.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden death of an infant younger than one year of age that remains unexplained after autopsy. Despite progress over the last ten years, SIDS remains the leading cause of death among U.S. infants between one month and one year of age. This course is designed to increase knowledge about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and to inform early care professionals of risk reduction strategies. As a result of participating in this course, participants should be able to define SIDS, identify SIDS as the leading cause of death of infants between one month and one year of age, identify sleep environment dangers, identify the connection between child care and SIDS, identify healthy infant motor development in back sleeping infants, identify SIDS risk reduction recommendations, and more.

“Child care professionals who care for newborns and infants play a critical role in the effort to reduce SIDS” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides key information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and offers important data to help reduce occurrences of SIDS.”

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.