THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
(1 Course Hour = .1 CEU)
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This course presents recommended strategies and practices for easing different types of transitions in the school-age care environment. This includes transitions from one setting or activity to another as well as life’s many other transitions, some of which arise unexpectedly. The cognitive and social-emotional skills required for successful classroom transitions are surprisingly similar to those required for making healthy, positive transitions through life’s many changes and surprises.
This course is designed to introduce marketing basics that relate to early childhood programs. Students will learn to properly define the product offered by a child care center and develop effective marketing strategies targeted at specific communities and families. Students will also learn to develop effective enrollment and retention strategies to maximize marketing efforts.
This course, offered to directors and aspiring directors in an early childhood education setting, teaches marketing basics. Students will learn to properly define the product offered by a child care center and develop effective marketing strategies targeted at specific communities and families. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to list the products the program offers, identify the roles people associated with a center play in marketing and identify the target audience for marketing a child care center.
This course offers a review of some marketing basics and focuses on enrollment and retention strategies. Students will learn to develop effective enrollment and retention strategies targeted at specific communities and families. Upon successful completion of this course, students should understand effective practices for generating leads, converting leads into new customers, and retaining families who have already enrolled.
This course presents the latest research on a number of topics concerning fathers and fatherhood, along with pertinent recommended practices for childcare providers. Course participants will learn about the importance of dad-style play, strategies for promoting more father involvement in the ECE program, and tips for supporting fatherless children.
This course is based upon the work of Deborah Schein, author of the book titled Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy – Spiritual Development in Young Children. The course explores what spiritual development is and why it is important to overall development. Participants will also learn how to create moments within their learning environments that promote spiritual development in young children.
This course provides a guide to managing a multiage environment, in which students of different ages and skill levels share a classroom as well as a basic curriculum. Participants will compare multiage to traditional graded classrooms and learn about the potential benefits of incorporating multiage strategies into any classroom. This course also provides comprehensive recommendations and strategies for organizing a classroom, facilitating group projects, managing a peer tutoring program, and much more.
This course presents recommended practices and activities for welcoming a child with autism spectrum disorder into the group preschool setting. Included is guidance for designing and implementing a developmentally appropriate, safe, effective program, including strategies for preparing the child and his family for the new environment. Content from this course is excerpted from the book “Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Clarissa Willis.
This course examines the impact of digital technologies, the Internet, and social media on the early care and education environment and offers recommended strategies and best practices for using various technological tools. Program policies are a central focus of the comprehensive course, with emphasis on crafting policies that best promote effective, high-quality care.
This course introduces students to Texas Regulations, Minimum Standards, and Licensing Requirements. The course is intended for center directors and all employees, and includes information on maintaining compliance in a licensed child care center, safety standards, important health practices, and appropriate discipline and guidance techniques. Upon completion of this course students will have a better understanding of Texas Minimum Requirements and will be able to properly evaluate their child care program for compliance.
This course presents the latest research and recommendations regarding children’s use of technology and digital media, and the ways in which digital devices are reshaping childhood and early childhood education.
The goal of this course is to provide an overview of what constitutes an eco-friendly child care environment, with a major focus on the hazards of environmental exposure and recommended practices for maintaining a safe, healthy environment for young children.
This course offers strategies for developing and implementing a sustainability plan at a child care center, including activities for promoting environmental awareness in young children and increasing family involvement.
This course provides an overview of the importance of play for promoting optimal development across all domains during early childhood and beyond. Participants will learn about the benefits of play, different types of play, and ways to promote more play in children’s lives.
This course explores the many aspects of mentoring, from formal to informal relationships that are established between staff members. The course will identify the benefits of mentoring in an early childhood setting and outline a method directors can use to create a mentoring program in their environment.
This course is about the preparation and skills a teacher needs in order to ensure that read-alouds in the early childhood environment accomplish the literacy-building goals of a good early childhood curriculum. This course is about the process of conducting effective, meaningful read-alouds in order to build foundational literacy skills that children will use for the rest of their lives.
You have three options for purchasing a course
Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.
For $99, a child care professional can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.