CCEI September 2021 Newsletter
Increasing Opportunities for
Free Play
Did you know that the United Nations has created a list of rights for every child around the world? And did you know that the right to play is included on that list? Learn More
Play throughout the Day
Adaptations to Promote Free Play
Incorporating Loose Parts
Director's Corner:
Increasing Opportunities for Employees to Play
CCEI Additional Articles
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CCEI Poll Results: August 2021 Newsletter
Which general strategy do you think will be most beneficial for your learning environment?

A. Viewing behavior in a new light - 95 responses or 23.5%
B. Taking a proactive approach - 73 responses or 18.1%
C. Rethinking transitions - 61 responses or 15.1%
D. Creating consistency between home and school - 63 responses or 15.6%
E. A combination of two or more of these strategies - 112 responses or 27.7%

Total: 404 responses

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Which of the following statements describes the amount of play in your learning environment?
A. Children engage in child-led, free play most of the time.
B. There is more child-led free play than adult-initiated, structured play.
C. There is a balance between free play and structured play.
D. There is more adult-initiated, structured play than child-led, free play.
E. Children engage in mostly adult-initiated, structured play.
Encouraging Play at Home | CCEI

This month's CCEI newsletter focuses on the importance of play and ways to enhance play experiences for young children. Early learning environments are designed to be places for play and exploration. Toys and materials encourage problem-solving,...

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CCEI Student Spotlight
Lisa Ledet
Lafayette, LA
The Director's Certificate course was phenomenal! In my role as Director, I am better equipped to handle and resolve issues and to recognize areas that need improvement. Now I feel very confident in my role as a leader, and in knowing that I have the knowledge it takes to run a successful center. I am very thankful for what I have achieved through CCEI! I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I would definitely recommend CCEI to anyone looking to grow in the area of early childhood education! 

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