ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers PROF102: Elements of Professionalism as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during the month of July.
Because a child’s early learning experiences are so important, those who work with young children need to exhibit a high degree of professionalism in their day-to-day interactions with children. Effective, competent ECE professionals understand that professional development is a continuous process involving many factors, and there is more to it than simply fulfilling basic annual, in-service training requirements or certifications.
This course is designed to benefit new teachers as well as veteran teachers and directors. Whether you are just beginning a career or you are responsible for creating professional development plans for your employees, it is important to understand the elements of professionalism and the essential role professionalism plays in program quality and individual career development. Course participants will learn how to develop skills and characteristics that increase their value as teachers, as employees, and as leaders.
“All early childhood educators should be lifelong learners,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Research reports that children’s optimal development and educational outcomes are positively correlated with their teachers having specialized early childhood pre-service and in-service training. We’re pleased to provide this training as our new user trial course in order to help inspire teachers to persevere toward credentialing.”
Elements of Professionalism is a one-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can register for professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment.
For more information, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST