New Course from CCEI Covers Individualized Instruction in Early Childhood Care and Education

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce GUI104: Individualized Guidance, Instruction, and Support in Early Childhood Care and Education to the online child care training course catalog.

Individualized guidance, instruction, and support covers a range of learning and development outcomes in early care and education (ECE). This course presents strategies for individualizing instruction in order to meet the needs of all young children, including but not limited to those with special needs. Major topics include differentiated instruction, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Response-to-Intervention (RTI) in the context of early care and education environment. While the course provides essential background information as to why individualized instruction is important and how to manage it in a large or diverse classroom, the biggest benefit may come from the wide range of practical methods and practices teachers can apply in the classroom, including grouping, pacing, management of materials, guidance practices, and activities that teachers and childcare providers can apply directly in the learning environment.

“When it comes to individualized instruction, it’s essential to give every child the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential,” 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 methods and procedures to apply in the classroom, which in turn creates the best possible environment for young children.”

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.

Oklahoma Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and CCEI Announce Partnership

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce a new partnership with the Oklahoma Center for Early Childhood Professional Development..

The 16-hour Oklahoma Health & Safety Pre-Service Certificate was developed in partnership with the Oklahoma Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) and is designed to satisfy the state’s CCDBG pre-service training requirement. The program has also been approved by the OK CECPD for formal training hours. Providers in Oklahoma with an active CCEI individual or center-based subscription will have access to the certificate program at no additional cost. Individuals without a subscription can purchase the certificate program for $49.

CCEI has online training courses in a wide variety of topics including the pre-service areas required in the federal CCDBG requirements: Infectious Disease Control, SIDS, Medication Administration, Food Allergies, Building and Physical Premises Safety, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Disaster Preparedness, Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials, Transportation Safety and Mandatory Reporting.

“Health and safety are at the forefront of importance for early child care providers and administrators” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This agreement with the Oklahoma CECPD provides important professional development training to meet the new CCDBG requirements in the state of Oklahoma, which in turn benefits the education and support of their young children.”

The Center for Early Childhood Professional Development (CECPD) delivers professional development training resources and was created through a partnership with Oklahoma DHS. CECPD is a division of the College of Continuing Education at the University of Oklahoma. The training delivered via this web site is approved by both Oklahoma DHS and CECPD for meeting Oklahoma licensing requirements.

“The mission of Oklahoma CECPD is to improve the quality of child care by providing child care providers, administrators, and others in early care and education, high quality, research based professional development” stated Susan J. Kimmel, Ph.D., Director of CECPD. “We are pleased to partner with CCEI in this exciting endeavor. Their expertise will ensure that the needs of Oklahoma’s child care workforce are met.”

Fine Arts in Young Children’s Programs Covered in Online Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI760: Rainbows and Rembrandts: Including Fine Art in Young Children’s Programs as an online no-cost trial child care training course
to new CCEI users during the month of March.

Art is an essential aspect of any early childhood program. A well-planned art curriculum promotes skills and growth across all developmental domains. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the development of aesthetic appreciation of art in preschool children. In addition, the course will examine methods for bringing additional art experiences to the children through the use of expert resources, field trips and parental involvement. Upon successful completion of this course, early child care professionals will be able to define appropriate methods of acquainting young children with fine works of art.

“Art activities provide young children with sensory learning experiences they can enjoy at their own pace” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course provides helpful information about the developmental benefits of art, and provides recommendations for useful art activities in the classroom.”

This intermediate-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in March. 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.

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