Duluth, GA/ July 1, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved and nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers new users the trial course CCEI800 – The Professional Portfolio: Fostering and Documenting Professional Development at no cost for the month of July.
A professional portfolio is a tool that benefits administrators, teachers and directors in the child care industry. CCEI800 introduces early childhood professionals to the practice of developing a professional portfolio as a means of enhancing professional growth. The portfolio provides evidence of professional skills and experience. Furthermore, potential employers appreciate and respect the time and effort it takes to develop and maintain a comprehensive portfolio. This course teaches students how to create a portfolio, what to include, and how to arrange it, as well as the purpose and characteristics of an accompanying reflective statement.
“The creation and maintenance of a professional portfolio increases caregivers’ credibility by showcasing their abilities and readiness to nurture and educate young children. This course introduces caregivers to the concept of the professional portfolio to encourage their professional development,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.
CCEI800 is available to new CCEI users at no cost in July. To take this course as a new user, click on Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! at www.cceionline.edu. Existing account holders without an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course for $15.