‘Expressive Play’ Online Child Care Training Course Helps Teachers Support Children’s Development Across All Domains

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, is proud to announce the introduction of CHD105: Focusing on Expressive Play and Artistic Development to the catalog of online professional development courses.

This new CCEI course focuses on the importance various forms of play have on the development of the whole child, with emphasis on expressive play, which can be incorporated throughout most activities in the early childhood environment. Because drawing is an important element of expressive play, this course explores the typical development of drawing skills in children and how those skills relate to other areas of development. With a better understanding of the expressive play needs of young children, early childhood professionals can support children’s healthy, optimal development across all developmental domains.

“Expressive play helps children learn about the world around them and about their own minds and bodies. At the same time, it gives educators a unique opportunity to address a child’s individual needs,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “CCEI’s expressive play course explains the importance of all kinds of art-based activities and guides educators on how to incorporate more expressive play throughout the curriculum.”

This intermediate-level two-hour training course grants 0.2 IACET CEUs upon successful completion. Current CCEI students with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in all 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 online enrollment.

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