September 2017 Newsletter: Critical Thinking Skills
How Critical Thinking Promotes Excellence in ECE
If you have ever watched a master teacher at work, you may have wondered how they reached such a high level of excellence in their work with children. Learn More
Click on each of the age groups below
for some additional critical thinking ideas. 
Infants & Toddlers
Director's Corner
Articles for Additional Learning
Did You Know?
Did you know that September is Self-Improvement Month?

It is the month to make changes, embrace a fresh outlook, and take advantage of all the new opportunities ahead of us. During this month-long event, work on different areas of your life that need improvement. But instead of being overwhelmed by every area we wish to improve, take it one week at a time.

 Here are some suggested CCEI courses to consider taking for Self-Improvement Month:

  • GUI104: Individualized Guidance, Instruction, and Support in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • GUI103: Understanding Aggressive and Defiant Behaviors
  • CCEI520: Parent Communication: Building Partners in the Educational Process
  • PROF103: Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations

Let CCEI's Center-Based Subscription support your efforts for Self-Improvement! With a Center-Based Subscription you can do the following:

  • Develop a professional development performance improvement plan designed to meet the individual needs of each staff member. If a staff member is struggling with classroom management, a classroom management course can be assigned for self and performance improvement.
  • Develop a detailed on-boarding training curriculum for new hires. You can select classes for new hires to take after the first 30 days of employment, 60 days of employment, etc.

Learn more great ideas you may find helpful in your Self-Improvement practice that can impact your work with children in CCEI's NEW Blog post below!
CCEI's Blog
Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Self-Improvement

September is Self-Improvement Month. Some readers may be thinking to themselves, "Wow, I didn't know that! Where can I find more information?" Some readers may be shaking their heads and saying, "I'm so tired of hearing about self-improvement!"...

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Student Spotlight
Marilyn Colella
Pleasantville, NY
I just finished my CDA renewal with CCEI and sent in all my paperwork to the Council of Professional Recognition to renew my CDA. I would like to continue my education and receive further CCEI coursework and credentials in the future.

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CCEI offers  CUR106: STEM in Early Childhood as a  no-cost online child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of September. 
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 in dividual or center-based subscription, or can be purchased individually.
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