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CCEI course spotlight

Individual Annual Training Subscription includes access to the courses highlighted below plus over 150 other high-quality online courses for early childhood care!

CHD104: The Importance of Play in
Early Childhood
This course provides an overview of the importance of play for promoting optimal development across all domains during early childhood and beyond. Participants will learn about the benefits of play, different types of play, and ways to promote more play in children’s lives.
HLTH110: Protecting Infants: Reducing the Risk of SIDS and Shaken Baby Syndrome
This course is designed to increase participants’ knowledge about ways they can protect infants from the risks of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and shaken baby syndrome (SBS). Throughout the course participants will be introduced to risk reducing and preventative strategies designed to keep infants safe. Information provided will also prepare participants to share this life-saving information with families.
CCEI640: Creating a Multicultural Environment
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.
CHD110: Birth to Five: Child Development in
Young Children
Think back to your childhood. How much do you resemble the person you were as an infant? A five-year-old? A teenager? Your life, as well as the life of every other individual, is filled with growth, change, and development. This course covers important developmental milestones from birth through age five, related to physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
CCEI110B: Outdoor Safety in the
Early Childhood Setting
This course identifies common outdoor injuries and appropriate ways to prevent them. Student will learn about the various components of playground safety and hazards, as well as the steps that must be taken to prevent accidental poisoning. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to identify common outdoor-related injuries to children and describe appropriate ways to prevent these injuries, list the four basic components of playground safety, identify playground problems and potential hazards and identify the ways children may be exposed to poisons.
CCEI119: Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting
This course provides an overview of food allergies and basic food allergy safety principles to employ in the early care setting. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify the occurrence of food allergies in the United States, identify the program’s responsibility to provide a safe environment for children and staff who suffer from food allergies, identify the eight major food allergens, identify contact and airborne sensitivity, list the theories associated with the rise in food allergies, identify the importance of food labeling and packaging and define epinephrine.
CCEI3014: How Children Learn
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to define the four domains in which learning and development occur, identify Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, explain how children learn through the observation of models, and identify additional common learning theories and teaching strategies based on research into brain development.
SPN106: An Introduction to Inclusion and
Children with Special Needs
As a result of completing this course, participants will be able to identify important laws and current “best practices” regarding the inclusion of children with special needs in the classroom. Participants will also become familiar with different types of special needs and begin to formulate a “vision for inclusion” to support children of all abilities and their families. This course is a relaunch of CCEI968: Inclusion and Children with Special Needs.
GUI106: Foundations of Positive Guidance
This is an introductory course to positive guidance, a philosophy and strategy for guiding children’s behaviors and learning experiences. The course will explore the elements of child development that influence positive guidance strategies and some basic implementation practices for use in the child care setting. The course will also discuss the importance of working with families to establish consistent positive guidance practices at school and at home.
GUI108: Practicing Positive Guidance with Preschool and School-Age Children
In this course, participants will explore the concept of positive guidance and why it is so important to use positive guidance in their work with preschool and school-age children. This course focuses on the use of developmentally appropriate practices as well as the child development theories that support positive guidance practices.
GUI107: Practicing Positive Guidance with
Infants and Toddlers
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to identify strategies for promoting self-identity, self-confidence, and self-control in infants and toddlers. This course also reviews and expands upon theories, theorists, and concepts regarding human behavior and early childhood development.
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CCEI course spotlight

Individual Annual Training Subscription includes access to the courses highlighted below plus over 150 other high-quality online courses for early childhood care!

HLTH111: Safety Practices for Child Care Programs in the Face of COVID-19
This course provides basic information everyone should know about preventing the spread of COVID19 in the child care setting.
CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills
This course emphasizes the central role of speaking and listening skills in the development of communication and early literacy skills.
CHD105: Focusing on Expressive Play and Artistic Development
This course focuses on the importance various forms of play have on the development of the whole child.
CHD106: Understanding and Promoting Infant Development
Early childhood is the most active stage of human development and more growth occurs in the first year of life than any other period.
CHD107: Understanding and Promoting Toddler Development
This course provides a brief overview of the physical, social, and cognitive development of children during the 12- to 36-month period of life.
CHD108: Understanding and Promoting Development in the Preschool Years
This course explores the developmental milestones that children experience at 3, 4, and 5 years of age.
CHD102: Dual Language Learning in the Early Childhood Environment
This course provides early childhood professionals with strategies and tools for helping young children develop language and early literacy skills in English as well as the children’s home language.
CUR103: Outdoor Learning
This course provides comprehensive information on integrating outdoor learning into the early childhood curriculum.
GUI103: Conflict Resolution in the Early Childhood Environment
Aggressive and defiant behaviors in children pose tremendous challenges to adults at every level.
SOC101: Healthy Social and Emotional Development vs. Challenging Behavior in Young Children
This course was written by Karen Cairone, M.Ed., former Special Projects/Trainer for the Devereux Early Childhood Initiative.
SOC103: Gender Bias and Stereotypes
This course explores the development of gender identity and stereotypes.
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CCEI does not offer a sitter and/or nanny specific credential.  Rather, the IACET CEU accredited coursework obtained can be used to meet licensing standards for working in child care facilities or in-home family childcare.  State requirements vary by state.

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