CCEI Announces New Online ‘Dual Language Learning’ Professional Development Course

Duluth, GA/ July 22, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of a new course, Dual Language Learning in the Early Childhood Environment.

Roughly one out of six Americans speaks a language other than English at home, and many early care providers increasingly find themselves serving children and families from a wide variety of language backgrounds. CCEI’s new course, Dual Language Learning, provides early childhood professionals with strategies and tools for helping young children develop language and early literacy skills in English as well as their native language. Participants will learn the benefits of “dual language” learning for young children along with key strategies for increasing family engagement and promoting rich, dual language development in the classroom.

“CCEI continues to expand its Professional Development Library to accommodate for our diverse early care industry needs. The more our educators proactively prepare for meeting each child’s needs, the closer they are to meeting the goal of helping every child meet optimal development goals,” said Maria C. Taylor, ChildCare Education Institute President and CEO.

Students may register for this course through their CCEI account. CCEI account holders or new users who do not have an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course through online enrollment.