April 2019 Newsletter
Creating a Professional Portfolio
One of the ways that we assess young children’s learning is through the use of portfolios. These are collections of work that we can analyze to identify current skills, tracking progress, and recognize areas of growth. Learn More
Benefits of Developing a Portfolio
What Goes into a Professional Portfolio
Organizing your Portfolio
Director's Corner: Supporting Employees as they Create Professional Portfolios
Additional Articles
Which statements best describes your experience with developing professional portfolios?
A. I have never compiled a professional portfolio.
B. I have a professional portfolio in a different field, but not one for ECE.
C. I have an ECE professional portfolio, but it is not current.
D. I have an ECE-related professional portfolio that I add to often.
Poll Results: March 2019 Newsletter
Do you intentionally include time for big body play (BBP) in your daily routine?

A. Yes, we have BBP on a regular basis - 98 responses or 71%
B. Sometimes we allow BBP but it is not a consistent element of our routine - 26 responses or 19%
C. No, we do not include time for BBP in our routine - 14 responses or 10%

138 total responses
Teacher Appreciation Contest
Teachers Make a Difference Every Day Photo Contest
ChildCare Education Institute along with Excelligence Learning Corporation sister companies Discount School Supply, Frog Street, Really Good Stuff, Children's Factory, Educational Products, Inc., and Life Cubby announce an exciting Teacher Appreciation Week Photo Contest called Teachers Make a Difference Every Day ! Nominate your favorite teacher or caregiver (with permission) or nominate yourself April 1 through April 21, 2019 for a chance to WIN GREAT PRIZES! Voting will open April 22 through April 28, 2019.

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How to Write a Philosophy Statement | CCEI

In this month's newsletter, we discuss how teachers can compile and organize their professional portfolio. One of the elements of a portfolio is a statement that describes your philosophy of teaching. Creating such a statement can seem daunting...

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Student Spotlight
Christine Lombardi
Carmel, NY
I would definitely recommend CCEI to others. It’s a wonderful sponsoring organization, enabling students and staff alike in meeting training requirements as well as for those in pursuit of a CDA and/or other early childhood certificate programs they have to offer.

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