New Course from CCEI Provides an Introduction to the Most Recent Revision of ECERS

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce CUR116: Understanding the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS-3) to the online child care training course catalog.

The ECERS-3 and related scales are tools for measuring the overall quality of an early childhood program. The Environment Rating Scales are commonly used by program monitors, researchers, and center administrators throughout the United States and around the world. This course provides an introduction to the most recent revision of the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and is intended primarily for early childhood professionals whose programs are or may be subject to quality ratings by program monitors, regulatory agencies, or other formal observers. If you are an early childhood professional, this course will help you understand the basics about what ECERS observers look for during the observation period and how you can use the ECERS as a guide to improve the quality and effectiveness of your program.

“The Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale is a critical and highly regarded tool for measuring the quality of an early childhood program,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to offer this course to stay up to date with the most recent revision of ECERS, and to continue helping early childcare professionals better understand the ECERS guidelines.”

This four-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.4 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.

Learn how to Improve Young Children’s Speaking and Listening Skills with CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of June.

Literacy experts have determined that one of the most effective ways to increase school readiness is to improve children’s speaking and listening skills, which are the basic building blocks of literacy and future academic achievement. This course emphasizes the central role of speaking and listening skills in the development of communication and early literacy skills. Through successful completion of this course, participants will recognize the direct relationship between a child’s communication skills and the language the child experiences at home and in school.

“Effective communication skills are a basic, but important necessity for all young children” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course focuses on developing positive speaking and listening skills for young children, while also providing important tips and information to support the many phases of communication development.”

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