CCEI Announces Two New Online Professional Development Courses that Focus on the Emotional Health of Children!

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is proud to announce the addition of two new online professional development courses.

SOC100: The Five Critical Needs of Children, is a course focusing on the emotional needs of children and parents. Take this course and learn how important meeting a child’s critical needs is to the development of their emotional health. Learn to identify children whose emotional needs are not being met and how this affects their development. Knowing what children need emotionally can make you a better teacher and director. SOC100: The Five Critical Needs of Children is written by well known author, Gerald Newmark Ph.D. Dr. Newmark is the author of How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Meeting the Five Critical Needs of Children…And Parents Too! which focuses on improving parent, teacher, child, family, and school relations.

SOC101: Healthy Social and Emotional Development vs. Challenging Behavior in Young Children, is a course focusing on the child’s development and developmentally appropriate behaviors and expectations. Complete this course to gain an understanding of temperament and how to differentiate between appropriate and challenging behaviors. Knowing what to expect from a child, based on development milestones, can aid a teacher in creating a classroom individualized to each student. Karen Cairone is the author of SOC101: Healthy Social and Emotional Development vs. Challenging Behavior in Young Children. Karen has worked as a Disabilities and Mental Health Specialist and currently she is responsible for training and technical assistance at Devereux Early Childhood Initiative (DECI).

About Dr. Gerald Newmark
Dr. Gerald Newmark has had experience at every level of education from elementary school to university as a teacher, consultant or researcher. He has lectured extensively in the United States, and periodically in Europe, Japan and Mexico on doctor-patient, manager-employee, parent-child-teacher relations, and on innovative methods of teaching and learning. With funding from the Ford Foundation, Dr. Newmark worked with children, parents, and teachers in Los Angeles city schools as co-director of a project to develop a model school. The results of this effort are described in his book, This School Belongs to You and Me: Every Learner a Teacher, Every Teacher a Learner. For this work, Dr. Newmark received a presidential citation.