New Course from CCEI Explores Program Leadership for Staff Retention and Motivation

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to introduce ADM112 – Program Leadership: Staff Retention and Motivation to the online child care training course catalog.

Staff retention is one of the most troublesome issues facing child care centers and education related facilities today. In fact, child care centers have some of the highest employee turnover rates of any industry in the United States. A high employee turnover rate can add layers of stress to a manager’s job. Rather than focusing on improving the quality of your education program, you could end up spending too many hours on recruiting, interviewing, and training staff, not to mention dealing with the personnel issues that arise when your staff members are not used to working together.

Research has shown that young children who experience frequent teacher turnover can have serious delays in social and cognitive development. Children are impressionable and they naturally want to bond and establish trust with their caregivers. Break those bonds too often and there may be negative outcomes for the child.

Unfortunately, there is no simple, magical formula for motivating employees. In fact, staff motivation and retention are common issues in all industries. It just so happens that they present slightly bigger issues in the child care and education industry.

“Employees are much more likely to feel motivated when they are part of an organization with effective, dedicated leadership. An organization’s success begins with its leadership,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course discusses the role that effective leadership has on staff retention and motivation.”

ADM112 – Program Leadership: Staff Retention and Motivation 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

Elements of Professionalism Offered 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 PROF102: Elements of Professionalism as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during the month of July.

Because a child’s early learning experiences are so important, those who work with young children need to exhibit a high degree of professionalism in their day-to-day interactions with children. Effective, competent ECE professionals understand that professional development is a continuous process involving many factors, and there is more to it than simply fulfilling basic annual, in-service training requirements or certifications.

This course is designed to benefit new teachers as well as veteran teachers and directors. Whether you are just beginning a career or you are responsible for creating professional development plans for your employees, it is important to understand the elements of professionalism and the essential role professionalism plays in program quality and individual career development. Course participants will learn how to develop skills and characteristics that increase their value as teachers, as employees, and as leaders.

“All early childhood educators should be lifelong learners,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Research reports that children’s optimal development and educational outcomes are positively correlated with their teachers having specialized early childhood pre-service and in-service training. We’re pleased to provide this training as our new user trial course in order to help inspire teachers to persevere toward credentialing.”

Elements of Professionalism is a one-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.1 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