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      Loose Parts: Incorporating Found Objects and Open-Ended Materials into the Classroom

      Rated 5 out of 5
      Course ID: CUR125Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      We’ve probably all witnessed a child spend hours playing with a box that a toy came in over the actual toy! Children prefer materials that give them the opportunity to be creative, be curious and be independent. One of the most effective ways to encourage this is to incorporate materials in your classroom that support children’s natural curiosity. In this course, participants will explore theory, implementation and ways to include loose parts into their curriculum in developmentally appropriate ways. After this course, participants will have the tools and strategies to embark on their own loose parts journey that will benefit children’s learning on all levels.

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      Birth to Five: Child Development in Young Children

      Rated 5 out of 5
      Course ID: CHD110Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 3

      Think back to your childhood. How much do you resemble the person you were as an infant? A five-year-old? A teenager? Your life, as well as the life of every other individual, is filled with growth, change, and development. This course covers important developmental milestones from birth through age five, related to physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.

    • Georgia Health and Safety Orientation Training

      Rated 4.75 out of 5
      Course ID: GA-HS100Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 10

      This 10 hour certificate program provides basic information and recommended practices for the following core health and safety content areas from the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG).  Topics include:  Indoor/Outdoor Safety; Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials; Transportation and Field Trip Safety; SIDS and SUIDS Prevention; Shaken Baby Syndrome; Preventing and Managing Infectious Disease; Food Allergies; Medication Administration; and Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.  In addition, this course provides basic information and recommended practices in recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect and child development.  It is comprised of three (3) individual courses that total 10 hours in training.

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      Creating Early Learning Environments that are LGBTQ+ Friendly

      Rated 5 out of 5
      Course ID: PROF106Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      This course is designed to help professionals in the field of early childhood education create welcoming and affirming spaces for all children and families, specifically families from the LGBTQ+ community. The course will introduce common terminology and research data related to parents who are LGBTQ+ and their experiences in schools. Participants will better understand the experiences of parents who are LGBTQ+ and be able to identify ways to adapt their own programs to create more welcoming spaces for all children and families.

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      Active Learning Experiences in Early Childhood

      Rated 4.69230769231 out of 5
      Course ID: CUR124Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      This course presents practical methods for integrating movement, active involvement, and group games across all curriculum areas, including art, language arts, mathematics, music, science, and social studies. Students will have the chance to discover best practices and effective strategies for engaging in active learning and game play with children of various ages.

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      Elements of Program Management

      Rated 4.5 out of 5
      Course ID: ADM113Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 2

      This course explains the components of managing a successful early childhood education program. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify the components that are needed for quality programs and strategies for ensuring that these elements are in place and maintained at all times.

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      Adult Learning: Theories and Strategies for Trainers, Coaches and Directors

      Rated 5 out of 5
      Course ID: PROF105Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      In the early care industry, many instructors of adults evolve from program leadership positions. Often, these individuals have little to no formal education in how adults learn. This course is designed to provide a foundation in adult learning theories and strategies that will help instructors and coaches of adult learners grow to their full potential.

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      Successfully Marketing Your Program

      Rated 4.75 out of 5
      Course ID: ADM115Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      This course is designed to introduce marketing basics that relate to early childhood programs. Students will learn to properly define the product offered by a child care center and develop effective marketing strategies targeted at specific communities and families. Students will also learn to develop effective enrollment and retention strategies to maximize marketing efforts.

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      Supporting Spiritual Development in Early Learning Environments

      Rated 4.77272727273 out of 5
      Course ID: CHD109Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      This course is based upon the work of Deborah Schein, author of the book titled Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy – Spiritual Development in Young Children. The course explores what spiritual development is and why it is important to overall development. Participants will also learn how to create moments within their learning environments that promote spiritual development in young children.

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      Robotics in Early Childhood Education: Hands-On and Playful Approaches

      Rated 4.7 out of 5
      Course ID: CUR123Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      This course provides participants with an understanding of the benefits of using educational robotics kits in early childhood settings (prek-2nd grade). It explores foundational facts about robotics, programming, and engineering. Participants will be exposed to several different kinds of educational robotics kits designed specifically for young children. Participants will also discover ways to incorporate robotics activities to support creativity, play, and hands-on learning in the learning environment.

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      Effective Class Meetings in Early Childhood

      Rated 4.68421052632 out of 5
      Course ID: CUR122Course Level: Intermediate Course Hours: 2

      This course explores the developmentally appropriate use of class meetings in early learning environments. During the course participants will discover how class meetings can be used to create a sense of community, strengthen social/emotional development, and reinforce important cognitive skills. The course will introduce a number of best practices for holding class meetings as well as the skills and topics that should be incorporated into class meeting agendas.

    • Meeting the Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act

      Rated 4.86666666667 out of 5
      Course ID: SPN105Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 2

      Child care professionals work with children and families with varying needs and abilities. It is important that providers understand their ethical and legal responsibility to every child regardless of abilities. The purpose of this training is to provide child care professionals with a clear understanding of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The course also provides an overview of what inclusion means and what it looks like in an early care environment.

    • Attention Deficit Disorders

      Rated 4.8 out of 5
      Course ID: SPN102Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 1

      This course presents basic facts about attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including characteristics of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD and recommended classroom accommodations and guidance strategies.

    • Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting

      Rated 4.68965517241 out of 5
      Course ID: CCEI119Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 1

      This course provides an overview of food allergies and basic food allergy safety principles to employ in the early care setting. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the occurrence of food allergies in the United States, identify the program’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and staff who suffer from food allergies, identify the eight major food allergens, identify contact and airborne sensitivity, list the theories associated with the rise in food allergies, identify the importance of food labeling and packaging and define epinephrine.

    • Establishing Trauma Informed Practices in Early Learning Environments

      Rated 4.75 out of 5
      Course ID: SOC108Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 2

      Early care and education providers work with diverse groups of students from all walks of life. Statistics show that 26% percent of children living in America will experience some sort of trauma in their life prior to the age of four. This course introduces the concept of trauma in the lives of young children and focus on ways to incorporate trauma informed practices into the environment and interactions with children.

    • The Value of Mindfulness in Early Childhood Settings

      Rated 4.5 out of 5
      Course ID: SOC106Course Level: Beginner Course Hours: 2

      This course provides participants with an understanding of their role in supporting mindfulness practices in the early childhood environment. The course explores the need for these calming and reflective approaches when working with young children. Participants will discover ways to plan for mindfulness throughout each day and arrange the early childhood classroom to support this approach.

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    Individual or block hours

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

    • 1-10 Hours: $15 per hour
    • 11-49 Hours: $12 per hour
    • 50 Hour Block: $450
    • 125 Hour Block: $999
    • 225 Hour Block: $1,499

    Individual Annual Subscription

    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.

    Child Care Center-Based Subscription

    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:
    • $499/year

    • $999/year

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