ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers CCEI640: Creating a Multicultural Environment as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of December.

It’s important to help children develop respect for people from different backgrounds. This helps them build a sense of self-awareness and respect for their own family and community traditions as well as others. This course explains multiculturalism and anti-bias education. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to define the goals of multiculturalism, develop an anti-bias classroom, incorporate multiculturalism into learning centers and other classroom activities, and promote cooperative social skills in diverse classrooms.

“Childcare providers play a pivotal role in the development and awareness of young children, especially when it comes to diversity and multiculturalism,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course will help early childhood professionals build an environment of unity and acceptance, while also recommending practices to encourage individuality, and eliminating prejudice and racism from an early age.”

This one-hour training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in December. 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, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.