ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce SCH105: Service-Learning for School-Age Children and Older Youth to the online child care training course catalog.

According to the National Dropout Prevention Network, service−learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. This course provides in−depth study of the use of service−learning as an educational strategy designed to engage, motivate and increase knowledge, skills and civic involvement for school−age children and older youth. Service−learning provides a hands−on application of knowledge and skills to real life community needs. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to differentiate between service-learning and community service, identify the importance of reflection and assessment activities in the service-learning environment, define the term authentic assessment, identify social-emotional competencies that can develop in the service-learning environment, and much more.

“Service-learning is an extremely rewarding form of education for school-age children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce this course to help teachers build a teaching strategy that integrates meaningful service and learning at the same time.”

This two-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.2 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.