ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, is proud to announce the introduction of CUR106: STEM in Early Childhood Education to the catalog of online professional development courses.
This course provides basic information about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education so early childhood educators can promote the development of foundational science and math skills in young children. The presence of STEM in early curriculum encourages the enjoyment of exploration, discovery, and problem-solving. Identifying major branches of science, developmentally appropriate activities, and the Project Approach are primary topics in this course. Appropriate use of technology, optimal content areas, and the importance of integrating arts and sciences are also included within the two clock-hour training.
“STEM education is so imperative to prepare children for elementary school and beyond,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “CCEI’s STEM course gives early childhood educators ways to incorporate developmentally appropriate activities into their daily lessons that lay the foundation to build critical science and math skills.”
This beginner-level two-hour training course grants 0.2 IACET CEUs upon successful completion. Current CCEI students with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in all 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 online enrollment.
For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.
ChildCare Education Institute® provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more online training. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the Online CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credential. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.