ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI450B: Liven Up Your Learning Centers as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of August.

To provide meaningful experiences for children, learning centers must be well equipped with materials that attract and hold the interest of children. Even the best learning centers need to be refreshed often in order to prevent boredom and keep children motivated to learn and explore. This course focuses on enhancing the traditional learning centers in the classroom and adding new short-term interest centers that complement the curriculum. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to list items that can be used for rotating new materials into learning centers, list a series of appropriate themes for learning centers, and identify items to be added to classroom learning center to enhance traditional learning.

“An interactive and hands-on learning environment is critical for the development and growth of young children” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course offers unique ideas for keeping your learning centers lively and adding new specialty programs to the classroom.”

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.