ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of August.

Literacy experts have determined that one of the most effective ways to increase school readiness is to improve children’s speaking and listening skills, which are the basic building blocks of literacy and future academic achievement. This course emphasizes the central role of speaking and listening skills in the development of communication and early literacy skills. Through successful completion of this course, participants will recognize the direct relationship between a child’s communication skills and the language the child experiences at home and in school.

“Listening plays an essential role in learning, but simply expecting children to listen more will not achieve the best results. Teaching them how to listen better will,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course addresses an essential topic, and it is no coincidence that it is among the most popular courses in the CCEI library.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in August. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in 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 am – 5 pm EST.