December is “Read a New Book Month” and ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) offers all child care staff the opportunity to learn about the importance of promoting literacy in the early childhood classroom by completing CCEI330 – Books and Beyond: Language Development in Young Children, at no cost!

This one-clock-hour online course provides early childhood professionals with information on the importance of promoting and developing language skills, the stages of language development, and developmentally appropriate classroom activities. Students completing the course will be awarded 0.1 IACET CEUs and receive a certificate of completion.

Early childhood professionals play a critical role in helping the children in their care develop strong language skills. Children have a better chance of developing strong language and early literacy skills when caregivers, both teachers and parents, focus on these areas as early as possible. Language skills developed at a young age directly affect a child’s success and happiness at home, in school, and eventually in the workplace.

To take advantage of this opportunity, good during the month of December, child care staff can log in to CCEI’s learning management system at www.cceionline.edu and use the promotion code 120109 when prompted. Teachers who don’t have an existing log-in can set one up at www.cceionline.edu by clicking “Take a Sample Course,” and when prompted, enter promotion code 120109.