Complete Online Training In Celebration of National Distance Learning Week

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) encourages all professionals in the child care industry to complete quality, online child care professional development training in celebration of National Distance Learning Week, a nationwide event to promote and appreciate the exponential growth of distance learning programs and the many standards of quality they are able to uphold.

CCEI’s online child care training course catalog includes over 100 self-paced, user-friendly courses in English and Spanish, covering topics such as: Cognitive, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Guidance and Discipline, Health and Safety, Administration and Management, Inclusion and Special Needs, and other essential child care and education topics. Certificates of documentation are available online immediately upon course completion and students can easily access their own certificates at anytime.

All coursework offered by CCEI is available for online purchase by course hour, or through enrollment with an annual individual or center-based subscription; both of which provide unlimited access to the entire course catalog for one full year.

“CCEI is proud to provide online training that is high quality, research-based, affordable, and convenient for our hardworking educators,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We always provide new users a useful course as a no-cost trial, and hope that our existing students share that benefit with other child care professionals and parents.”

Exploring Diversity through Children’s Literature – Preschool Book Suggestions

Below is a list of books that will add diversity to your bookshelves. These were pulled from a variety of “best books to celebrate diversity” lists. There are many, many other books available. Some authors listed have written multiple books exploring diversity. Reach out to your local librarian for even more suggestions.

  1. Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
  2. The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
  3. The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  4. Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
  5. King For a Day by Rukhsana Khan
  6. Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
  7. Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis
  8. Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
  9. Chocolate Me by Taye Diggs
  10. The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
  11. Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Sanjay Patel
  12. My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
  13. Chrysanthemum by Keven Henkes
  14. The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah
  15. Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle
  16. One Family by George Shannon
  17. Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
  18. Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott
  19. One by Kathryn Otoshi
  20. Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty