Duluth, GA/ August 6, 2010 – ChildCare Education Institute provides child care staff with month-long, no-cost access to the CCEI professional development course Creating a Multicultural Environment, in honor of International Youth Day.

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly established August 12 as International Youth Day to bring worldwide awareness and support to children and children’s issues. The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is Dialogue and Mutual Understanding. It reflects the General Assembly’s appreciation of the importance of dialogue between youth across cultures and generations.
CCEI encourages such cross-cultural communications among today’s children, as well. Therefore, CCEI is providing child care teachers and staff with no-cost access to the online course, Creating a Multicultural Environment, throughout the month of August in order to increase their knowledge about this important topic. This one clock hour course is awarded 0.1 IACET CEU.

“ChildCare Education Institute is committed to helping early care and education professionals nurture cross-cultural understanding amongst today’s youth,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “By taking advantage of this opportunity, providers can reinforce their diversity training and the skills required to continue fostering positive learning environments for their students.”

Registering for this great opportunity is easy. Log in to CCEI’s learning management system at www.cceionline.edu during the month of August, and use promotion code 080610 when prompted.