Duluth, GA/ December 1, 2010 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces the addition of CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills to its catalog of online professional development courses.

Speaking and listening skills are essential for the development of early literacy skills, self expression, and oral language comprehension. This course gives child care providers practical methods for teaching children to listen more effectively in order to build vocabulary, knowledge, and general communication skills. The course also covers factors that influence listening behavior, proper speaking skills, and the promotion of active listening techniques. When young children receive oral instruction or engage in conversation, with caregivers or their peers, better listening and speaking skills lead to enhanced learning and overall communication.

“It’s never too early to start developing good communication skills. This new course is another means of teacher enrichment to encourage the most effective communication with young children,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.