Medication Administration in the Early Care Environment Covered in New Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce HLTH105: Medication Administration in the Child Care Environment to the online child care training course catalog.

Medication for young children is typically given at home by parents, but when a child attends a child care facility, the medication can be administered by child care providers. While most states have specific rules regarding medication administration, this course provides information on best practices and procedures for the safe, effective, lawful, developmentally appropriate administration of medications in the child care environment. Participants will learn when and why it is appropriate to administer certain medications and policies for ensuring proper authorization, instructions, and confidentiality. In addition, participants will learn best practices for administering various types of medication, as well as health/safety guidance, proper storage and handling methods, strategies for promoting positive, effective communication with families, and tips for making the whole process easier, more positive, and more enriching for children.

“Medicine administration is a serious responsibility that requires knowledge, skills, and careful attention to detail,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce this course to help teachers and child care providers learn the proper procedures to safely and effectively administer medication to young children.”

Please note: This course is designed to be a best practices approach to medication administration. Students should check with their state licensing agency prior to taking this course to make sure it meets the intended use.

This three-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.3 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.

Online Training Course from CCEI Offers Key Mentoring Practices for Child Care Providers

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers ADM108: The Mentoring Process: Developing Professionalism from Within as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of November.

Mentoring helps strengthen teaching skills and shape professional attitudes. These skills and attitudes are the foundation of a program that provides high quality learning experiences for children and youth. This course examines the many benefits of professional mentoring, which improve teacher effectiveness and overall program quality. The course is intended primarily for directors and administrators but it addresses an important issue for all early childhood professionals. Course participants will learn to recognize important qualities and characteristics of mentors and mentees, define elements of both formal and informal mentoring programs, and identify the benefits of professional mentoring in the childcare environment.

“Mentoring plays a key role in the development and improvement of a highly trained staff within an early childhood setting” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides important information to assist directors and administrators to properly train and develop qualified staff members and ensure the best possible setting for young children.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in November. 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 with block hours through CCEI online enrollment.

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

CCEI Offers Online Indoor Safety Child Care Training Course In Support of “Child Safety and Protection Month”

Duluth, GA/ November 1, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CCEI110A: Indoor Safety in the Early Childhood Setting at no cost in November.

Safety in all settings is always a top priority among child care providers, educators and administrators, and CCEI’s course CCEI110A introduces early childhood professionals to common indoor safety standards and best practices in the early childhood setting. Topics covered include toy safety, poison control, play space design, and other essential safety topics. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify common indoor injuries and identify appropriate ways to prevent these injuries.

“Safety should always be top of mind for early childhood educators. Courses like this one are a good way to keep even the most seasoned professionals focused on key safety issues,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “CCEI’s Indoor Safety course is useful for child care centers and family-care providers who are responsible for children’s safety and wellbeing each day.”

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 0.1 CEUs and the ability to print and/or save their certificate of completion immediately. CCEI110A is available at no cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. Without a subscription, this course may be purchased individually through online enrollment at