CCEI Announces New Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) School-Age Certificate

Enrolling Students Receive
$100 OFF Now Through May 31st

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, announces a new Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) School-Age Certificate. To celebrate this new certificate release, CCEI is offering enrolling students $100 OFF the tuition for this program of study now through May 31, 2017.

The CCEI Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) School-Age Certificate program of study has been approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and is designed to provide the 120 clock hours of professional development required to obtain the Florida School-Age Staff Credential. The program includes Instructional Units that focus on child development and the six (6) FCCPC School-Age Content Areas.

The program is composed of online coursework, textbook reading, essays, observations, portfolio creation, quizzes and exams, and documentation requirements. Each student enrolled in the program is assigned an Education Coach (EC), who has previous experience working in a child care center or school and is knowledgeable of Florida School-Age Child Care Regulations, National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA) Standards and policies for school-age services. Upon successful completion of the CCEI FCCPC School-Age program requirements, student information will be submitted to the Florida Department of Children and Families for issuance of the School-Age Staff Credential. Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of child growth and development, know how to establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment, have knowledge of the advancement of physical and intellectual competence of school-age children, and much more. This program grants 12.0 IACET CEUs upon successful completion.

“CCEI is proud to offer the new FCCPC School-Age Certificate for Florida child care providers,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Offering this program of study is a demonstration of our commitment to lifelong learning and high standards for our courses and certificate programs.”

For more information on programs, training subscriptions, or ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

CCEI Sponsors a Facebook Photo Contest for Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Childcare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is honoring those in the childcare industry by sponsoring a Child Care Provider Appreciation Day Facebook Photo Contest May 8-May 12.

CCEI is asking those providers to post a photo and profile of themselves or to nominate a child care provider in their community on CCEI’s Facebook page between 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 8 and 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017. CCEI will award the two lucky providers with the most photo and profile likes from the nominees submitted a scholarship for an early care education annual individual training subscription valued at $99 and a $99 Discount School Supplies gift certificate. A $199 prize package! The winners will be notified by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017.

The first Friday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. The Friday before Mother’s Day, May 12, 2017, is Provider Appreciation Day, a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers, school-age program staff, child care center directors and staff, and all those who work with children and are responsible for their education and care. It is estimated that nearly 11 million children under age 5 are cared for by 2.8 million child care providers in the United States.

“Children and parents depend on our child care providers. May 12 is the day to recognize the hard work and dedication of these providers and to acknowledge their contributions to quality care ,” says Maria Taylor, CEO/President of Childcare Education Institute.

Provider Appreciation Day began in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey who saw the need to recognize the tireless efforts of providers who care for children of working parents. Momentum and support for this event has grown each year, and recognition presently includes individuals and government organizations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

“Child care providers are central to a quality child care system and Provider Appreciation Day is the time to tell providers everywhere we recognize and value their important work,” said Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America, the host organization of Provider Appreciation Day.

To learn more about Provider Appreciation Day or for ideas on how you can thank your child care provider, visit www.providerappreciationday.org.

Storytelling for Enrichment Covered in No-Cost Online Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers LIT100: Storytelling for Enrichment, Early Literacy, and Fun! as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during the month of May.

May is Get Caught Reading month, a nationwide campaign to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. Get Caught Reading is supported by the Association of American Publishers (AAP). Launched in 1999, “Get Caught Reading” is the brainchild of former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAP, the industry association representing book publishers. CCEI supports Get Caught Reading month by offering LIT100 at no cost to new users with an account creation in May.

Storytelling and dramatic play are often overlooked in terms of their importance for building early literacy skills. In fact, storytelling is one of the most important tools available to early childhood educators for a variety of reasons. However, many educators shy away from storytelling or consider it a special treat, rather than an integral part of the curriculum. The Storytelling for Enrichment, Early Literacy, and Fun! course provides comprehensive guidance for incorporating storytelling into the early childhood environment. Participants will learn why storytelling is important for young children, as well as strategies for effective storytelling and rich follow-up activities such as group discussion and playacting. Through storytelling, educators can forge strong bonds with their students while promoting essential early literacy and communication skills.

“Storytelling in the early childhood environment inspires purposeful talking, raises enthusiasm for reading, initiates writing, and improves listening skills among other important developmental factors,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI . “This course helps educators learn how to incorporate language skills, cultural knowledge, and creativity into the daily curriculum. We’re pleased to provide this training as our new user trial course during Get Caught Reading month in order to inspire richer learning environments for our children.”

Storytelling for Enrichment, Early Literacy, and Fun! is a two-hour, intermediate-level course and grants 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can register for 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 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST