THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
(1 Course Hour = .1 CEU)
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This course examines the physical changes in children from birth to age five. Emphasis is placed on growth, development of hand-eye coordination, and movement. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to list the physical changes children undergo during the first five years of life and identify developmental milestones for young children.
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 is the third in a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of how to interpret assessment data. In addition, participants will be familiar with NAEYC’s indicators of effectiveness," which are useful in evaluating the success or quality of a school’s assessment system.
This course is written by well known author and national trainer, Rae Pica. The course is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of the ways in which movement and active involvement can be used as tools to explore and understand concepts falling under the content areas of art, language arts, mathematics, music, science, and social studies.
This is the second of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Participants will examine six methods for assessing young children and discover how to successfully apply these techniques to the early childhood classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to list six methods for assessing young children, create a developmental checklist, conduct successful parent interviews, use self-portraits as an assessment tool, include scribbling, drawing, and writing samples in assessment practices and keep helpful anecdotal records on children.
This is the first of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Students completing this course will have an understanding of the importance of assessing young children and creating a narrative summary for the assessment of each child. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define assessment, list why it is important for teachers to assess young children, list the four basic areas addressed by developmental milestones and define ‘performance-based assessment’.
This course examines the effects of early childhood deprivation, maltreatment and abuse on brain development.
This course addresses the importance of early and consistent oral health care for young children. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the causes and characteristics of dental decay, as well as strategies for promoting good oral hygiene in the classroom and home environments.
This course educates professional caregivers about the impact of maltreatment on a child’s general relationship skills and bonding abilities. Participants will learn the major consequences of various forms of maltreatment on toddlers, young children, and adolescents, as well as the long-term impacts for adults who were abused as children. Participants will also learn about constructive measures that can be taken to help abused children overcome these disadvantages.
This course identifies and defines the major categories of child abuse, explains the responsibilities of mandated reporters, lists methods of reporting, and emphasizes the importance of visual checks. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify and define the four major categories of child abuse, along with the signs, symptoms, and examples of each type of abuse.
This course introduces early childhood professionals to indoor safety standards in an early childhood setting. Topics covered include toy safety, poison control, the development of appropriate play space, controlling high traffic areas in the center, and other safety standards. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify common indoor injuries and identify appropriate ways to prevent these injuries. Students will also learn about the basic components of toy safety, potential safety hazards with specific equipment, and ways in which children may be exposed to poisons.
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.
This course gives participants the opportunity to explore the principles behind NAEYC’s Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment and the need for such a document in the early childhood profession. As a result of participating in this course, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct; ways to apply the Code of Ethical Conduct to problem solve ethical early childhood-related issues or dilemmas, and ways to employ the Code of Ethical Conduct to validate professional standards for children, families, staff, community, and themselves.
Employees are much more likely to feel motivated when they are part of an organization with effective, dedicated leadership. An organization’s success begins with its leadership. But success is produced and maintained by the staff as they bring the leadership’s vision and policies to reality. As an organization’s leadership improves, so does the sense of unity and common purpose among staff members. This course discusses the role that effective leadership has on staff retention and motivation.
This course provides important strategies and practices to help managers establish an effective performance management system, thereby helping employees meet performance goals while increasing motivation and reducing turnover.
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.
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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.