July 2017 Newsletter: Summer Professional Development  
Professional Development for Early Care and Education Professionals: Creating a Reflective Practice
The success of an individual, across any profession, depends the ability to acquire new skills and apply those skills appropriately in the work environment.  Learn More
Below are some professional development reflection questions for educators who work with Infants & Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, and School-Agers. The Director's Corner covers working with employees to create unique professional development plans.  

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Infants & Toddlers
Director's Corner
Three Ways to Make Summer Professional Development Better

Check out this BAM! Radio Network interview with Educator & Author @FredEnde Asst. Director of Curriculum & Instruction @PNWBOCES. Summer time is professional development season. Mr. Ende offers three ways to make PD more meaningful...

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Kick Off to Summer Outdoor Learning Activity
Facebook Photo Contest Winners Announced
DH Chaparro and Jennifer Baumann among others participated in CCEI's Kick Off to Summer Outdoor Learning Activity Facebook Photo Contest June 3-June 30 and received the most likes on their profiles submitted. 
The grand prize featured was an iPad Mini 2 valued at over $300 and an Annual Individual Training Subscription valued at $99.
Congrats to CCEI's two winners!  
DH Chaparro
Edgewater Early Learning Center Chicago, Illinois

"Side walk chalk...ways to help children to socialize and help them with small motors skills and language, and cognitive (creations by drawing of what they want to create.)"
Jennifer Baumann
Little Angel Daycare
Chadron, Nebraska 

"Our mud kitchen allows us to meet the diverse needs & interests of different children. Some children focus on the sensory experience whereas older children may have more specific goals in mind for their messy play. Playing in the mud inspires children to feel a connection to nature & develop an appreciation for the environment. Plus exposure to dirt & germs works to prime a child's immune system to prevent allergies. We are creating memories and isn't that what childhood is all about!"
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Alumni Spotlight
Sharnea Roush
West Point, Utah
The CCEI National Administrator Credential (NAC) helped me so much, professionally and personally, I know there are other classes CCEI offers that would benefit myself and the people I work with.  

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CCEI offers PROF102: Elements of Professionalism as a no-cost online child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of July. 
This is a one-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.1 IACET CEUs upon successful completion. CCEI professional development courses are available to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription, or can be purchased individually.
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