Common Core State Standards Explained in CCEI Online Training Course

teacher in a circle with four studentsChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce CUR110: What the Common Core State Standards Mean for Early Childhood Education to the online child care training course.

So far, at least 46 states have adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and implementation is well under way across the country. However, there is still a good deal of controversy and confusion surrounding CCSS, particularly in the early childhood education community. This course addresses those concerns and provides a basic examination of the standards-based education at the early childhood level. Course participants will learn to identify goals and content parameters of CCSS, the purpose of “guiding principles” in the development of effective early learning standards, and recommended teaching practices and assessment tools.

“Not everyone understands or agrees with the Common Core Standards, but the Standards do represent a major shift in American public education,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “As such, the standards will impact the planning and design of curriculum materials, standardized tests, and assessment tools for the foreseeable future, so the topic is relevant to all educators and parents.”

This two-hour common core standards training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.2 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more online training. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

Early Childhood Online Training from CCEI Aids Effective Curriculum Creation

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offersCCEI1001: Curriculum: What Is It and Why Is It Important? as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of February.

This course examines the benefits of implementing a well-planned curriculum in an early childhood program. As a result of completing this course, participants should be able to identify the basic steps involved in selecting, planning, and evaluating an effective early childhood curriculum. Defining characteristics of a valuable curriculum, detecting warning signs that a curriculum may need to be revised or replaced, and comparing block vs. lesson plans are also covered in this one-hour training. Upon successful completion of the course exam, students will receive 0.1 IACET CEU and immediate, unrestricted access to course documentation.

“The benefits of a practical, developmentally appropriate curriculum beginning at a young age cannot be stressed enough,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course goes beyond the importance of curriculum and covers attributes to look for when evaluating an adaptive learning program to ensure it fits the needs of the children in your care.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in February. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.

For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more online training. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.