Volume 1, Issue 1 - August, 2006

This monthly newsletter is designed to provide early childhood professionals with tools to enhance their knowledge of the child care industry. This issue includes information regarding Supporting Appropriate Choices: The Teacher and Classroom Discipline.

Each issue will include informative articles related to news in early childhood education and provide information for participation in monthly training events and web casts sponsored by CCEI.

Visit us at www.cceionline.com to learn how you can take advantage of participating in weekly Online Learning Community discussions regarding informative topics to assist you in your growth as an early childhood professional.

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Supporting appropriate choices in the early childhood classroom allows a teacher to implement positive reinforcement strategies including distraction, redirection, setting limits and positive reinforcement. It is important to remember that discipline is a word that mean to teach. It is a positive means of setting limits that leads to a child developing self-control and responsibility.

ChildCare Education Institute course number CCEI660, "Supporting Appropriate Choices: The Preschool Teacher and Classroom Discipline" provides an explanation of why children misbehave and why teachers react in certain ways to a child's misbehavior. Several discipline strategies and techniques are introduced to support appropriate behavior resulting in a positive classroom environment.

We invite you to join the Online Learning Community Discussion Thread and share your best practices and the positive reinforcement methods used in your classroom. Review methods used by industry early childhood professionals and obtain useful information for implementing these methods in your classroom environment.

CCEI Announces "Introduction to Child Care Certificate Program"

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a national online training organization dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces the launch of the $59.99 Introduction to Child Care Certificate Program.  The Child Care Orientation Certificate Course of Study Program is now available to assist new and seasoned staff members as the new school year approaches. CCEI has developed a certificate program specifically designed to orient and refresh the classroom teacher in basic early childhood education.  This self paced, 10 hour program, is available in English and Spanish. 

For more information, please call 1-888-418-5358 or visit CCEI Online for details.

CCEI Announces $99 Individual Monthly Subscription

 ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a national online training organization dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces the launch of the $99 Unlimited Annual Individual Subscription.  The $99 Subscription was implemented to make Professional Development training both affordable and accessible to the entire child care industry.

The $99 Unlimited Individual Annual Subscription offers the early child care provider comprehensive online education courses, with unlimited online learning for a 12 month period.  The $99 Subscription is flexible, with anytime online access, and allows for self paced study.  The CCEI online learning catalog contains over 120 classes in both English and Spanish, and completed courses can transfer into the CCEI online CDA Program or Director’s Certificate Program.  CCEI online hours are eligible for most annual state licensing pre-service and in-service regulations, and the administrative module makes licensing and reporting easy.

"CCEI is committed to delivering the highest-quality child care training opportunities, and we are very pleased to offer the $99 Annual Unlimited Individual Subscription to the child care industry.  By offering affordable, unlimited, annual learning, we believe a greater percentage of the industry will have access to quality Professional Development training," notes Michael Musso, CEO.

For more information, please call 1-888-418-5358 or visit CCEI Online for details.

By John Funk, M.A.

Several years ago, I was beginning my new assignment as an early
childhood education manager for the Salt Lake CAP Head Start and began
visiting each classroom within the agency. At one point, I came to a
classroom that had a girl with challenging behavior issues. The teacher looked at me, pointed to the child, and said, "Help! Fix that kid!" The situation reaction and the plea for help cemented for me the realization that we were badly in need of staff training. At the time, I had only a limited Special Needs staff and I knew that the teachers needed to be given more resources to handle challenging behaviors.
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CCEI is an approved provider of Child Care professional development and the CDA Credential Coursework.

You can earn 120 hours or 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) which meet the coursework requirements of the CDA, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our online access. College Credit for this course of study program can be articulated to an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education for students enrolled in the college CDA Program. Non-college credit options are available.


A CDA Renewal is valid for three years from the date of the award, after which time it may be renewed for five year periods. CCEI offers the required professional development course work for CDA Renewal Candidates.


CCEI provides a specialized professional development credential for the child care director. Courses provide a concentrated study in the areas that must be mastered to be successful as a child care management team member. College credits are available when dual enrolled through University of Cincinnati .


An annual renewal program will be offered which requires 25 clock hour training in early childhood administration. These advanced courses can be taken as a part of CCEI's ongoing professional development subscription program. There is no college credit available for this renewal certificate. Renewal must be kept up to date annually in order to maintain the CCDC certificate standard.

All certificate programs are supported by Education Coaches, all Early
Childhood Experts. Visit CCEI Online for details.

CCEI is a professional development partner of NHSA

Upcoming web casts:

August 30th - CCEI 350 - The Developmentally Appropriate Classroom

September 6th and 13th - CCEI 450A - Learning Centers in Your Classroom

September 20th and 27th - CCEI 450B - Liven Up Your Learning Centers

Online Learning Community:

August 25th - CCEI 350 - The Developmentally Appropriate Classroom

September 8th - CCEI 450A - Learning Centers in Your Classroom

September 22nd - CCEI 450B - Liven Up Your Learning Centers

Visit CCEI Online for details.

Coming in next month's issue...Livening up Your Learning Centers!









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