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  • 21st Century Social Studies in the Early Childhood Environment

    Course ID: CUR114Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 3

    This course explores the purpose of social studies in early childhood classroom, with emphasis on grades preK–2. This course provides anoverview of the new C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards along with recommended best practices and classroom activities covering a wide range. Important connections are drawn between social studies curriculum goals and the development of social-emotional skills.

  • Active Learning in Early Childhood

    Course ID: CCEI122Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 1

    This course is written by well known author and national trainer, Rae Pica. The course is designed to increase the participant’s knowledge of the ways in which movement and active involvement can be used as tools to explore and understand concepts falling under the content areas of art, language arts, mathematics, music, science, and social studies.

  • Assessing Young Children: Part 1 – Introduction to Assessment

    Course ID: CCEI1200Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 1

    This is the first of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Students completing this course will have an understanding of the importance of assessing young children and creating a narrative summary for the assessment of each child. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to define assessment, list why it is important for teachers to assess young children, list the four basic areas addressed by developmental milestones and define ‘performance-based assessment’.

  • Assessing Young Children: Part 2 – Methods of Assessment

    Course ID: CCEI1210Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 1

    This is the second of a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Participants will examine six methods for assessing young children and discover how to successfully apply these techniques to the early childhood classroom. Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to list six methods for assessing young children, create a developmental checklist, conduct successful parent interviews, use self-portraits as an assessment tool, include scribbling, drawing, and writing samples in assessment practices and keep helpful anecdotal records on children.

  • Assessing Young Children: Part 3 – Interpreting Data and Improving Practices

    Course ID: CCEI1220Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 1

    This is the third in a three-part series dealing with the assessment of young children. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will gain an understanding of how to interpret assessment data. In addition, participants will be familiar with NAEYC’s indicators of effectiveness," which are useful in evaluating the success or quality of a school’s assessment system.

  • Authentic Assessment in Early Care and Education

    Course ID: CUR117Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 3

    This course provides comprehensive, research-based guidance about assessment in early childhood education. Course participants will learn about recommended assessment methods and practices, with emphasis on observation and authentic assessment. This course also provides recommended strategies for analyzing assessment data as a means to individualize instruction and improve the overall early learning environment.

  • Bright Beginnings: Age Appropriate Activities for Infants and Toddlers

    Course ID: CCEI670Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 1

    This course is designed to help participants understand the importance of developmentally appropriate and individually appropriate activities in the childcare setting. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define the four domains in which learning and development occur, list the four stages of Piaget’s Theory, define the sensorimotor stage, list the four general guidelines teachers should keep in mind to promote positive interactions with infants and toddlers, list the three factors to consider in arranging an indoor infant and toddler environment, and identify four criteria to use when selecting toys for infants and toddlers.

  • Building Literacy Through Nursery Rhymes and Children’s Poetry

    Course ID: LIT102Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

    This course explores the use of nursery rhymes and children’s poetry as learning tools in the Early Care and Education (ECE) environment. Course participants will learn why rhymes and poems are good for the brain and overall child development and techniques for using poetry in the ECE environment. This course also focuses on teaching a basic understanding of poetic forms and literary devices every ECE professional should know.

  • Building Resilience in Young Children

    Course ID: SOC109Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 2

    This course helps participants understand what resilience is and how it helps children work through difficult and traumatic events in their lives. The course focuses on the role of the early care and education professional in developing a program that promotes resilience. The course explores a wide range of activities and practices suited for infants through school age children.

  • Building Social and Emotional Competence

    Course ID: SOC107Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 2

    This course explores how social and emotional skills develop over time and ways that ECE professionals can use their understanding of this development to create an environment that supports children’s individual needs.

  • Cómo criar a niños emocionalmente sanos:

    Course ID: ESP_SOC100Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 1

    Este curso estÁ diseñado para introducir a los estudiantes a las cinco necesidades emocionales de los niños.

  • CentrÁndose en el Juego Expresivo y Desarrollo ArtÍstico

    Course ID: ESP_CHD105Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

    Este curso se centra en la importancia que las diversas formas de juego tienen en el desarrollo integral del niño, con énfasis en el juego expresivo, que se puede incorporar a lo largo de la mayor parte de las actividades en el entorno de la primera infancia. Debido a que el dibujo es un elemento importante de la obra expresiva, este curso explora el desarrollo tÍpico de habilidades de dibujo en los niños y cómo esas capacidades estÁn relacionadas con otras Áreas de desarrollo. Con una mejor comprensión de las necesidades expresivas de juego de los niños pequeños, los profesionales de la primera infancia pueden apoyar el desarrollo óptimo y sano de los niños en todas las Áreas del desarrollo.

  • Character Education in the School-Age Child Care Environment

    Course ID: SCH106Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 3

    This course explores the importance of character education in schools and out-of-school programs, focusing on environments for school-age children and adolescents.

  • Comienzos Brillantes?Actividades Apropiadas para la Edad de los Bebés y los Niños Pequeños

    Course ID: ESP_CCEI670Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 1

    Este curso se diseña para ayudar participantes entienden que la importancia de la edad apropia, apropia para el desarrollo, y apropia individualmente las actividades. Ellos serÁn capaces de identificar las cinco Áreas del crecimiento de niño y pequeñÍn y desarrollo, recuerdan las pautas generales para interactuar con niños y pequeñines. Los participantes también entenderÁn mejor cómo aplicar la edad especÍfica y apropiar para el desarrollo las actividades en sus aulas.

  • Constructivist Learning Theory and Approaches to Hands-On Learning

    Course ID: CUR112Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 3

    This course features examination of hands-on learning in the context of constructivist learning theory, including the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bruner and the teaching methods established by Maria Montessori and the Reggio Emilia community.

  • Critical Thinking Skills in the Preschool Environment

    Course ID: COG101Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 1

    Critical thinking skills are essential for good decision-making and long-term academic and professional success. This course examines critical thinking skills through the lens of Bloom’s Taxonomy, which categorizes the different ways humans interact with knowledge. Participants will explore basic, practical classroom strategies that support the development of critical thinking skills in young children.

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Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.

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For $99, a child care professional can purchase an Individual Annual Professional Development Subscription. The subscription allows unlimited access to CCEI’s professional development course catalog for the year of the subscription.

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The Child Care Center-Based Annual Subscription is the most manageable, accessible and cost-effective method for a center to provide its staff with training to meet annual licensing professional development needs. CCEI offers two child care center-based subscriptions:
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  • $999/year

With the 50-user option, staff can receive access to annual training for just $20 per person.