ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of two online professional development courses written by Dr. Vicki Folds.

CUR101: Tray Tasking – An Approach to Emerging Reading and Writing Skills defines approaches for promoting whole body integration while developing reading and writing skills. CUR102: Environmental and Functional Print discusses literacy awareness and ways to enrich literacy skills in the preschool classroom by using commonly found materials.

Both courses are authored by Dr. Vicki Folds, an expert in early childhood education with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Folds currently serves as Chairman of the Child Development and Education Program Advisory Committee at Broward Community College. She also serves on the Editorial Boards for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA).

“CCEI continues to introduce online professional development courses that are relevant to the current needs of early childcare professionals. Both CUR101 and CUR102 offer early childhood professionals new and innovative ways to enhance learning in the early childhood classroom,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO. “These and other CCEI professional development courses are accessible online individually or with an annual subscription starting at only $99. Completed courses are awarded IACET CEUs and may articulate to college credit, adding even more value for students.”