Duluth, GA/ September 1, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CCEI117: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at no cost for the month of September.

Thanks to determined efforts by regulators and medical professionals, incidents of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) have declined sharply since the early 1990s. However, SIDS remains a leading cause of death among children 12 months and younger. Although its exact cause is still unknown, we do know that certain practices can greatly reduce the risk of SIDS, including placing infants to sleep on their backs and keeping plush toys and blankets out of cribs.

“Proper education and risk reduction recommendations are currently our best tools for combating the tragedy of SIDS,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “The information provided within our SIDS course is absolutely essential for early care professionals that care for infants.”

CCEI117 is available to new CCEI users at no cost in September. To take this course as a new user, click on Take a Trial Course and Earn CEU Credit! at www.cceionline.edu. Account holders without an active, annual individual or center-based subscription may purchase this one-hour 0.1 IACET CEU course through CCEI online