Duluth, GA/ October 27, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces updates to their Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) course in accordance with the new recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

CCEI’s SIDS course is designed to inform infant caregivers and other early childhood professionals of risk reduction strategies and best practices. New findings by the AAP to reduce the risk of SIDS include recommendations for breastfeeding, infant immunizations, and removing bumper pads from cribs, which increase the potential risk of suffocation, strangulation or entrapment. The report by the AAP also reaffirms recommendations previously in place, such as placing infants on their back for sleep, not placing infants in bed with parents, and not using blankets in the crib.

“CCEI’s course on SIDS has been recommended by numerous childcare professionals as an invaluable tool to reduce occurrences of SIDS, and we encourage infant providers to become aware of the updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Medical experts still do not know the exact cause or warning signs of SIDS, but years of research have confirmed that certain practices will reduce the risks.”

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 0.1 CEUs and the ability to print and/or save their certificate of completion immediately. CCEI117: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is available at no cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course may also be purchased through online enrollment at www.cceionline.edu.