CCEI Radio Archives

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Many Teachers Discouraged, Many Not, The Difference Is… with Rae Pica, Robert L. Fried, Michelle Malvey, and Shannon McClintock Miller
Reading and Responding to The Emotions of Infants and Toddlers with Jackie Silberg and J. Ronald Lally
Fitting Fitness Into the Curriculum with Rae Pica, Nikki Steven, Diane H. Craft, Ph.D., Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.
Power Struggles: When Young Children Become Defiant with Jackie Silberg and Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Teaching Children to Listen with Rae Pica and Kathleen Hayes
Devastation: Helping Children Deal with Disaster with Jackie Silberg and Cathy Grace
Helping Parents Develop Appropriate Expectations for Their Children with Rae Pica, Jody Martin, Emma S. McDonald, and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.
Measuring Infant Mental Health with Jackie Silberg and Kathryn E. Barnard
Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology with Rae Pica, Neil Charness, Dr. Kathy King, Maria Kne, and Vicki Davis
Is Staying Connected the Solution to Teacher Discouragement? with Rae Pica, Robert L. Fried, and Valerie Strauss
Why Children Stutter and How to Help Them with Jackie Silberg, Jane Fraser, and Ann Douglas
Children Playing With Toy Guns and Imaginary Assault Weapons In School, Problem? with Rae Pica, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Jane Katch, Peter DeWitt, Ed.D, and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.
Recognizing Autism in Infants and Toddlers with Jackie Silberg, Clarissa Willis, and Valerie Plowman
Dealing with Difficult, Negative, Toxic Peers with Rae Pica, Todd Whitaker, Elizabeth Holloway, Lisa Dabbs, and Nancy Blair
Teaching Kids to Think Critically in the Age of Standardized Testing with Rae Pica, Frank Keil, Dr. Linda Elder and Maureen Kelleher
Giving “Time Out” a Time Out with Rae Pica, Dr. Peter E. Haiman, Jody Johnston Pawel, & Amy McCready
Understanding the Teacher/Parent Communications Gap with Rae Pica, Jennifer Prior, Laurie Linblad & Deborah Stewart, M.Ed.
At What Age Should Young Children be Exposed to Classroom Competition? with Rae Pica, Terry Orlick, Ph.D., Marc Warnke & Catherine Holecko
3 Myths About Gender Based Learning with Rae Pica, Dr. Cordelia Fine, Abigail James & Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.
Should You Have a Bachelors Degree to Work With Young Children? Maybe, Maybe Not with Rae Pica, Dr. Valora Washington, Marcy Whitebook, Ph.D., & Sarah Garland
Are Children Smarter, Learning More, Sooner, Faster? with Rae Pica, Dr. Marcy Guddemi, Fran Simon and Dr. Susan A. Gelman
Is Standardized Testing Producing a Creativity Crisis? with Rae Pica, Paul Reville, Jay Mathews, Richard P. Phelps, Ph.D. and Cheri Sterman.
When Parents and Teachers Disagree About Developmentally Appropriate Practices with Rae Pica, Maureen Gerard, Ph.D., and Anne Henderson
Touching Children in the Classroom is Essential with Rae Pica, Frances M. Carlson, M.A.Ed. and Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D.
Nation of Wimps: How We’re Creating Psychologically Fragile Children with Rae Pica, Hara Estroff Marano, Lenore Skenazy and Susan Davis
Fear of Men in Early Childhood Education with Rae Pica, Lylah Alphonse, Ron McGuckin, and Bryan Nelson
In Pursuit of the Perfect Child with Rae Pica and Dr. Alvin Rosenfeld
Dangerous Parents, Safer Kids with Rae Pica and Lenore Skenazy
Managing Aggressive Children with Rae Pica, Jane Nelson and T. Atilla Ceranoglu
When and How to Say NO! with Rae Pica, Dr. Cary S. Chugh and Cynthia Whitman
Are You Teaching Your Child Fear or Safety? with Rae Pica, Lenore Skenazy and Deborah Johnston
Are You Mislabeling Your Intuitive Child? with Rae Pica and Caron B. Goode, Ed.D., NCC, DAPA
11 Critical Mega Skills with Rae Pica and Dorothy Rich, Ed.D

CCEI Says “Thank You” with No-Cost Online Training Course

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers online child care training course CCEI530A: Nutrition I: The USDA Food Program and Meal Planning at NO COST to new and returning users November 25 – November 30, 2015, in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

From November 25 – November 30, 2015, use promo code TGIVING15. View the course promotion instructions available here and enter the promo code when prompted. Promotion registration access will expire at 11:59 pm on November 30. Users can also find the promo code TGIVING15 on the CCEI Facebook Page. Please note that users do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the promo code on Facebook. Our Facebook page is open to the public.

Current CCEI students with active, unlimited annual subscriptions do not need to register for course promotions and can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. For more information, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

CCEI Twitter Contest – National Donut Day 2017

Today, June 2, 2017, is National Donut Day!

Answer the following 5 questions correctly, and we’ll randomly select someone to WIN a $25 GIFT CARD for a donut shop of their choice to celebrate. Who will it be?

HINT: Answers can be found on our website

  1. How many hours of online coursework have CCEI students completed?
  2. CCEI coursework is approved by scholarship agencies in which states?
  3. How many courses are listed in the CCEI Professional Development Course Catalog?
  4. What renewal programs does CCEI offer?
  5. What percentage of students would say they would recommend CCEI coursework to others?

CCEI’s Offers Child Care Professionals in Georgia 3 Hours of Professional Development in Honor of GAYC’s Month of the Young Child!

In April, GAYC’s Month of the Young Child, child care staff in Georgia can complete three (3) hours of CCEI online professional development courses, at no cost.

Students can choose from over 65 Bright From the Start Approved professional development courses that cover topics including Health and Safety; Administration and Management; Environment and Curriculum; Social/Emotional Development; and other topics pertinent to the child care industry. Each one-clock-hour course will be awarded 0.1 IACET CEU and students will receive a certificate of completion. Visit the Georgia Early Care and Education Professional Development System website for complete information on Bright from the Start approved coursework.

To take advantage of this opportunity, good during the month of April, log in to CCEI’s learning management system at and use the promotion code MOYC2010 when prompted. It is easy to set up an account if you don’t already have one. Remember to use the promotion code when requested.

CCEI’s Online Learning Community Provides a Communication Forum for Early Child Care Providers

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to providing online training to the child care industry, encourages child care providers to participate in CCEI’s Online Learning Community.

CCEI’s Online Learning Community is a communication forum that allows child care providers to share information and discuss topics pertinent to child care. Each month, CCEI initiates a discussion on a relevant topic such as curriculum, classroom management, child development, health and nutrition, etc. Participants interact by posting comments and feedback for others to review and respond to.

“The CCEI Online Discussion Thread provides child care providers a forum to discuss their profession with others. Teachers can share their experiences, knowledge and challenges, and learn strategies that have worked for other early childhood teachers. The Online Learning Community is another service provided by CCEI to encourage the education of child care providers and advancement of high-quality care provided to children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

Join the CCEI Online Learning Community today! To view posts and for details on how to join, visit and click the link to the Discussion Forum in the upper right-hand corner. There is no cost to join.

Child care staff can access 3 hours of CCEI professional development coursework at no cost in honor of National Make a Difference for Children Month

Duluth, GA/ July 12, 2010 – Child care staff can access 3 hours of CCEI professional development coursework at no cost in honor of National Make a Difference for Children Month.

National Make a Difference for Children Month was started in 2000 by the Hugs and Hope Foundation with the goal of nurturing children and supporting their families during challenging times. In support of this, child care teachers and staff can choose 3 hours of coursework, available in English and Spanish, from the CCEI online professional development library to help them ‘make a difference in a child’s life’. Each completed hour of coursework is awarded 0.1 IACET CEUs and may be eligible for college credit articulation.

“ChildCare Education Institute is committed to providing high-quality online training to early care and education professionals, who make a difference every day in the lives of young children,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “By taking advantage of this training opportunity, providers can continue to improve the quality of the vital services they provide.”

Registering for this great opportunity is easy. Log in to CCEI’s learning management system at, during the month of July, and use promotion code 070810 when prompted.

ChildCare Education Institute Online Professional Development Course Completions Exceed 3,000,000

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce that CCEI students have completed over 3,000,000 professional development courses.

Since 2005, child care professionals around the country have completed over 3,000,000 CCEI online professional development courses in order to meet their annual training requirements, advance their education, and increase the quality of care provided to children. CCEI’s online professional development courses provide child care staff with a flexible training option. Courses can be completed online at anytime and there are over 100 courses, available in English and Spanish, to choose from. Subjects covered include Health and Safety, Nutrition and Food Service, Child Development, Classroom Management, Guidance and Discipline, and others pertinent to the child care industry.

“The milestone of 3,000,000 course completions is a testament to the continued quality of ChildCare Education Institute’s online professional development courses. For five years, child care professionals have taken advantage of the flexibility and convenience of online learning with CCEI. Our annual subscription, priced at only $99, allows students to meet their training needs at an economical price. As students move beyond professional development courses to certification programs and college credit articulation programs, CCEI will continue to offer high quality and flexible options for completing continuing education,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of ChildCare Education Institute.

ChildCare Education Institute Achieves Training Organization Recognition Status with National Workforce Registry Alliance

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to the child care industry is proud to announce a new recognition status with the National Workforce Registry Alliance.

CCEI has achieved status on the Training Organization Recognition List with the National Workforce Registry Alliance. The criteria for this list address the organization’s design and structure of training. To meet this criteria, organizations must successfully demonstrate the following: instructors have knowledge of adult learning principles, instructors have professional knowledge and qualifications to teach in the content area of the training, training provided has clearly stated learning outcomes for the participants, training content is appropriate to and designed for early care and education or afterschool workers, the hour or CEU value of training is consistently and properly calculated, and training completion is properly documented and stored.

“The National Workforce Registry Alliance is a valuable and respected organization dedicated to the early childhood and afterschool workforce,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Receiving this status further demonstrates CCEI’s commitment to educational standards and distance training excellence. CCEI looks forward to continued growth and development within the early childhood and afterschool setting, and a long lasting relationship with the Alliance.”

The National Workforce Registry Alliance is committed to prompting high quality, coordinated, documented, and accessible state career development systems that support a well-trained, well-educated, supported, adequately compensated early childhood and afterschool workforce. The Alliance aims to enhance, strengthen, and support the work of state early childhood and afterschool registries by providing an interactive forum for networking and information and strategy exchanges.

ChildCare Education Institute and Cosiani Announce Partnership to Provide Professional Development

Duluth, GA/ May 25, 2010 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated to providing online training to the child care industry, and Cosiani, a cooperative serving children and families in Puerto Rico, announce their partnership to provide child care staff in Puerto Rico with online professional development training in Spanish.

The training offered includes over 100 online, Spanish professional development courses that address topics such as Health and Safety, Nutrition and Food Service, Curriculum, Child Development, and others pertinent to the child care industry. In addition, a CDA Certificate program is available in Spanish to meet the training requirement to obtain the Child Development Associate Credential.

“CCEI has always served the Spanish-speaking child care workforce with educational programs in Spanish as well as bi-lingual faculty to support those students. Cosiani provides resources to the child care workforce in Puerto Rico. This partnership brings two organizations together to increase the quality of the child care workforce in Puerto Rico’ said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

For information or to enroll in CCEI programs, contact Cosiani at 787.274.1998 or by email at

About Cosiani

The Cooperative of Integral Services for Children (COSIANI) was established in 2006 under the Puerto Rico General Law of Social Cooperatives. Cosiani’s mission is to provide services that strengthen its members serving the children, families, professionals, and institutions of early childhood in Puerto Rico.

ChildCare Education Institute Announces Articulation Agreement with Concordia University

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited institution dedicated to providing online training to the child care industry, is proud to announce an articulation agreement with Concordia University.

Effective immediately, students entering Concordia’s Bachelor of Arts – Child Develeopment (BA-CD) Online Degree Completion Program in the College of Education may transfer in a total of 120 – 150 hours of CCEI online training as elective credit requirements. Ten (10) hours of CCEI online training is equivalent to one (1) elective credit. At the time of application to Concordia’s BA-CD online program, applicants must submit an official certificate of completion and official transcript from CCEI.

“As education requirements for child care staff continue to increase, articulation agreements like this widen the opportunities available to teachers working to meet their annual job training requirements and educational goals, which increasingly include a college degree,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

CCEI graduates who are interested in articulating credit into Concordia University’s BA-CD Online Degree Completion Program should contact the Concordia University Office of Admissions at 1.800.333.4705. Students interested in enrolling in CCEI certificate programs or professional development courses should contact the CCEI Admissions Department at 1.800.499.9907.

About Concordia University
Concordia is a Christian liberal arts university, one of 10 owned and operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Its student-centered focus creates a caring, supportive and energetic environment, making the university a place that stands out for its warmth, character and academic strength.