November 2017 Newsletter:
Nutrition in the Early Child Care Environment
Promoting Nutrition by Cooking with Children
Making sure that children are receiving proper nutrition is one of the most important aspects of the early care and education profession. Children enrolled in early learning programs on a full time basis will consume a majority of their meals and snacks away from home. Learn More
Click on the links below to review things to consider
when cooking in the classroom.
Things to Consider
No-Bake Ideas
Recipes that Require Heat
Director's Corner
Articles for Additional Learning
Did You Know?
Did you know that November is American Diabetes Awareness Month?

Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether you're a teacher to that child, parent, sibling or other family member, your support and understanding can make all the difference. There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Balancing nutritious food choices with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help control weight and can keep blood glucose levels in the healthy range.

ChildCare Education Institute offers NFS100 Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Fitness Practices as a beginner-level course designed to promote healthy eating and active play in the early childhood environment. Participants will learn why and how to develop a nutrition policy, strategies for working with families to promote proper nutrition practices at home, and curriculum enrichment ideas for increasing healthy lifestyle choices and reducing obesity. Check it out today here!
Helping Children Develop a Healthy Relationship with Food

This November, the CCEI newsletter and no-cost trial course are all about promoting nutrition and healthy eating habits. So many of the habits we have as adults were established when we were young children. Early care and education providers have...

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Student Spotlight
Shantae J. Edwards
Brooklyn, NY
Young people are our future. They deserve to know at a young age that their presence is powerful. They deserve to know that they are an asset to the world and that they matter. I believe supporting young people to have a positive mindset supports their development into adulthood.

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Take CCEI's No-Cost Trial Course Today!
CCEI offers CCEI530B: Nutrition II: Nutrition and Food Service in the Childcare Setting as a  no-cost online child care training course to  new CCEI users November 1-30, 2017. 
This  is a one-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion. CCEI professional development courses are available to account holders with an active, annual in dividual or center-based subscription, or can be purchased individually.
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