ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CCEI690: Rainbows and Rembrandts: Enhancing Art in the Preschool Classroom at no cost in March in recognition of Youth Art Month.
Art programs continue to be reduced or eliminated in school-age curricula despite the research-proven benefits that art education provides young minds. Art education promotes spatial intelligence, creativity, inventiveness, critical thinking, fine motor skills, and more. Rainbows and Rembrandts introduces preschool teachers to the basic concepts of developing and managing art projects within child care settings. Objectives for children’s learning in the art center, appropriate methods of observation, parent involvement, and assessment are also discussed.
“Arts education boosts cognitive skills and other areas of development,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Art projects are a part of most early childhood environments and this course will enhance teacher’s knowledge of how to make them most meaningful.”
CCEI690 is available at no cost to trial users and account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course is also available for purchase through online enrollment at www.cceionline.edu.