THE INDUSTRY LEADER FOR ONLINE
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You have three options for purchasing a course
Students may purchase one hour of child care online coursework or multiple hours at a time.
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.