ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider, offers the course SOC102: From Chaotic to Calm: Managing Stress in the Classroom as a no-cost trial to new CCEI users during April in recognition of National Stress Awareness Month.

Infants begin experiencing negative stress while still in the womb and require guidance on how to cope with stress throughout their lifetimes. It’s critical for early childhood educators to be aware of the signs and symptoms of stress in children, and to understand how to help children cope with stress. Excess stress can be detrimental to cognition, social interaction, and physical health. This early childhood stress management training offers recommended strategies and practices, activities, and other tools for easing children’s anxieties and worries inside (and outside) the classroom.

“It is easy for adults to underestimate the effects of stress in young children, but the fact is that stress is something we experience throughout life,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Early care providers have an opportunity not only to help children cope with stress right now but also to help them develop a foundation of healthy emotional skills and coping strategies for later life.”

SOC102 is a one-hour, beginner level course available to new users as a trial course awarded for CCEI account creation during April. This course is available for purchase through online enrollment now. CCEI students with active, unlimited subscriptions can enroll in this course at no additional cost when logged in to their account.

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu.