Improve Children's Language and Literacy Development through Early Literary Exposure
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, offers new users the opportunity to try online learning with the trial course CCEI330: Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children at no cost in October, in recognition of National Book Month.
Books and Beyond introduces methods for creating a learning environment that promotes language development using a variety of speaking and listening activities. Upon successful completion of this course, CCEI students will be able to identify the four main types of language, define and differentiate between "oracy" and literacy, implement language activities in the classroom, and explain the importance of a language-rich classroom environment. Coursework is self-paced, and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
CCEI330 is available to new CCEI users as a trial course awarded upon account creation during October. Account holders without an active, annual training subscription may purchase this course through online enrollment. This beginner level course awards 0.1 IACET CEU.
"A dedicated focus on literacy skills within early care programs leads to stronger communication skills in children, which are imperative life skills for personal and professional success," said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "Educators will get great ideas from this course that will help them build a language-rich learning environment."
ChildCare Education Institute provides quality, affordable professional development programs for continuing education. Over 100 English and Spanish online child care training courses are available to meet licensing and Head Start requirements. Coursework offered by CCEI is used to meet education needs of professionals in a range of child care settings, including family child care, preschool, prekindergarten, nanny care, and more. Additionally, CCEI offers online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director Credentials, Early Childhood Credential, and more. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.
For more information on CCEI, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907.