ChildCare Education Institute Gives Child Care Staff Access to Professional Development Library in Honor of Step Up for Kids Week 2009

During NAEYC’s 2010 Week of the Young Child, child care staff can access CCEI’s online professional development library, at no cost.

In the United States, an estimated 550,000 staff members provide early care and education to 2.4 million young children in child care centers. Many of these child care staff lack the education and training necessary to provide high-quality care. Studies have shown that children receiving high-quality early care perform better in school. The amount of education and training attained by a child care provider is the strongest predictor for the provider’s ability to offer high-quality care to children.

“ChildCare Education Institute is committed to offering child care professionals relevant and up-to-date training that provides the knowledge necessary for high-quality care. NAEYC’s 2010 Week of the Young Child is an opportunity for CCEI and child care staff to support the development of young children through increased teacher training,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Many teachers work long days and find it difficult to attend training classes. Online coursework gives them the flexibility to take courses when traditional courses are not offered.”

To take advantage of this training opportunity, good April 12 – 18, 2010, child care staff can log in to CCEI’s learning management system at www.cceionline.edu and use the promotion code WOYC2010 when prompted. It is easy to set up an account if you don’t already have one.