CCEI’s Trial Course for August is ‘The Developmentally Appropriate Classroom’

Duluth, GA/ August 3, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approvedand nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, offers new users the trial course CCEI350 – The Developmentally Appropriate Classroom at no cost for the month of August.

A developmentally appropriate classroom is one that encourages exploration and offers learning specifically tailored to children’s needs and interests, while maintaining safety and security levels. Knowledge of child development, social and cultural contexts, and other factors are all pertinent when creating an environment to nurture early needs. Upon successful completion of this course, caregivers will be able to identify strategies for creating a developmentally appropriate physical environment, characteristics of effective learning centers, keys for successful activity transitions, teaching practices and much more.

“Providing developmentally appropriate learning experiences is the foundation of effective early childhood education, so it is essential for child care providers to understand practical methods for applying this principle in the classroom,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides useful information on creating customized environments to meet individual children’s early learning and developmental needs.”

CCEI350 is available to new CCEI users at no cost in August. To take this course as a new user, click on Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! at Existing account holders without an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course through CCEI online enrollment.