June 2017 Newsletter: Outdoor Learning      
Enhancing Your Outdoor Learning Environment
Children love the sense of freedom provided by time spent on the playground. The chance to run, pedal, climb, and slide are unique to the outdoors and you can see children’s excitement grow as playground time approaches.  Learn More
Below are some ideas for enhancing the outdoor learning environment by age group with many ideas that work for all age groups. 
CLICK on each link to LEARN MORE!  
Infants & Toddlers
Director's Corner
  For activity ideas, check out our Pinterest Board HERE .
CCEI's Blog: Process-Oriented Summer Activities

The summer season provides children across the country with an opportunity to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. This is a great time of year to look for opportunities to incorporate more open-ended and process-oriented activities...

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To Kick Off the Summer Season,
SHARE Your Favorite Outdoor Learning Activity
June 3-June 16 for the Chance to
WIN a NEW iPad Mini 2!

Do you have a great summer outdoor learning activity that you would like to SHARE? Head over to CCEI's Facebook page by clicking on the button below to enter a photo of your activity and tell us all about it June 3-June 16! Then get all your friends to like your photo of the activity June 17-June 30. The photo with the most likes by 11:59 p.m. June 30 will win a NEW iPad Mini 2! Second runner-up will win a CCEI $99 Annual Individual Training Subscription. 
Click below for details and to enter. 
Child Care Provider Appreciation Day 
Facebook Photo Contest Winners Announced

Alicia Hall and Jadie Moss among others participated in CCEI's Facebook Photo Contest to celebrate Child Care Provider Appreciation Day May 8-May 12 and received the most likes on their profiles submitted. The prize packages featured was a $99 Annual Training Subscription and $99 in Discount School Supply gift certificates. Congrats to our two winners!
Alicia Hall | Woodlawn, IL 
I am a licensed home daycare provider. I believe all children are special and unique. It is my goal to provide them a learning environment that will help each child be the best that they can be. I have an informal education program that promotes learning through hands on play and discovery.
Jadie Moss | Helena, MT
I started working in an in home child care setting 11 years ago and have learned many wonderful things as I have grown and moved on in my career. I have been a teacher for head start for almost 3 years. I love working not only with the children but also with the families and watching them all grow.
Articles for Additional Learning:
Alumni Spotlight
Kasey Widner
Bradenton, Florida
I am so excited to begin my career and it would not have been possible without the help of CCEI. My next step in my educational pursuit is to receive my Director’s Credential.  

Watch the video above to learn more about all that CCEI has to offer!
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Take CCEI's No-Cost Trial Course Today!
CCEI offers CUR118: Outdoor STEAM Activities and Project Based Learning as an  online child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of June. 
This is a two-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.2 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.
CCEI has provided over 1,850,000 hours of online coursework and has graduated more than 7,500 early childhood professionals from certificate programs. CCEI also maintains excellent student satisfaction scores and 99.4% of students say they would recommend CCEI to others .