CCEI Gives Thanks with No-Cost Online Child Care Training Course for All

young girl helping up a little boy off of the groundChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers online child care training course SOC104: Promoting Empathy and Other “Prosocial” Behaviors at NO COST to new and returning users November 25 – December 2, 2013, in recognition of Thanksgiving.

The holidays are a time for giving thanks for all that we have and focusing on love for family and friends. Empathy, the ability to understand and share other people’s feelings, is essential for truly appreciating what Thanksgiving is all about.

CCEI’s course on empathy promotes meaningful relationships, better communication, and problem-solving skills. It also promotes greater understanding between people of different backgrounds, and it is an essential building block for a secure, prosperous community. This course examines recent social research into empathy and other “prosocial” behaviors, as well as recommended strategies and methods for guiding young children through the early phases of empathy’s long developmental process. Upon successful completion of the course exam, students will receive 0.1 IACET CEU and immediate, unrestricted access to course documentation.

“Empathy is an essential element in personal communication and should be introduced early for optimum development of emotional wellbeing,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “CCEI offers this no-cost clock-hour for the industry to promote prosocial behaviors from an early age, as well as to thank those who work in the early care industry for their roles in educating our children.”

In order to access this no-cost promotion, visit the ChildCare Education Institute Facebook page during the week of November 25 – December 2, 2013 and locate the post with the words “Thanksgiving promotion code.” Promotion registration access will expire at 11:59 pm on December 2. Please note that users do not need to have a Facebook account in order to view the promo code on Facebook. Our Facebook page is open to the public.

Current CCEI students with active, unlimited annual subscriptions do not need to register for course promotions and can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. For more information on customized coursework programs, training subscriptions, or ChildCare Education Institute, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credential. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.