Family Child Care Course by CCEI Provides General Training for Family Care Providers

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of ADM102: Family Child Care Basics to the online child care training course catalog.

The family (or home-based) child care industry has grown considerably in recent years. While licensing and other regulations vary widely from state to state, certain standards or “best practices” have surfaced to help ensure that children everywhere get the best care and early education possible. CCEI’s Family Child Care Basics course was designed to provide information, resources, and advice to family child care providers. Course participants will receive training regarding the business and regulatory side of family child care, as well as a basic overview of health, safety, child development, and educational issues relevant to those who use their homes to care for children.

“In certain respects, family child care providers need the same base of knowledge as all early childhood educators,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI, “but this course also addresses the unique characteristics of the family care setting, including not only health and safety issues but also budgeting challenges and curriculum ideas.”

ADM102 is a three-hour, beginner level course and is available for purchase through online enrollment at, or at no additional cost to current individual or center-based subscription account holders.

CCEI Offers No-Cost Online Child Care Training on May 11, in Recognition of Provider Appreciation Day™

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers everyone no-cost access to the CCEI online child care training course catalog on Friday, May 11, in honor of Provider Appreciation Day™.

Established in 1996, Provider Appreciation Day™ is an opportunity to thank the hardworking educators and caregivers who teach our children. On May 11, CCEI will allow open access to the professional development subscription library for that day only, allowing users to choose from over 100 courses in English or Spanish, and complete up to six hours of coursework. Each clock hour provides 0.1 IACET CEU and certificates are available online upon completion.

“For CCEI, Provider Appreciation Day allows us to express our commitment to promoting high-quality early childhood education,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Whether a person has time to complete one course or all six, we invite all dedicated early childhood professionals to take advantage of this opportunity.”

In order to access this no-cost promotion, “Like” ChildCare Education Institute on Facebook and locate the promotion code within the top status update on May 11, 2012. Enter the promo code when you create a training account or by selecting Promotion Registration once you log in to your online training account. This promotion is for one day only and access will expire at midnight on May 11. Incomplete courses may be completed through purchase of an annual subscription. Provider Appreciation DayTM is a trademark of Child Care Aware® of America, formerly NACCRRA.

Teachers Can Learn How to Improve Young Children’s Speaking and Listening Skills with CCEI Coursework

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills at no cost in May in recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

Speaking and listening skills are not only essential for communication; for young children, oral language forms the foundation of future literacy. In this course, participants will learn practical methods for promoting oral language development in the classroom, where every day is filled with rich opportunities to help children expand knowledge and skills related to conversation, vocabulary, and listening. Course participants will examine strategies for encouraging young children to express basic needs, ideas, emotions, and questions. Importance is placed on language comprehension in conversations and books.

“Developing strong speaking and listening skills impacts every area of our lives from relationships to job performance and more,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “The acquisition of these vital skills should begin in as early in life as possible.”

CHD101 is available at no cost to trial users and account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course is also available for purchase through online enrollment at