‘Expressive Play’ Online Child Care Training Course Helps Teachers Support Children’s Development Across All Domains

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CCEI introduces a two-hour online training course for child care educators to address children's needs individually based on expressive play.

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CCEI’s expressive play course explains the importance of all kinds of art-based activities and guides educators on how to incorporate more expressive play throughout the curriculum.

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training course and certificate provider, is proud to announce the introduction of CHD105: Focusing on Expressive Play in Early Childhood to the catalog of online professional development courses.

This new CCEI course focuses on the importance various forms of play have on the development of the whole child, with emphasis on expressive play, which can be incorporated throughout most activities in the early childhood environment. Because drawing is an important element of expressive play, this course explores the typical development of drawing skills in children and how those skills relate to other areas of development. With a better understanding of the expressive play needs of young children, early childhood professionals can support children’s healthy, optimal development across all developmental domains.

"Expressive play helps children learn about the world around them and about their own minds and bodies. At the same time, it gives educators a unique opportunity to address a child’s individual needs," said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "CCEI’s expressive play course explains the importance of all kinds of art-based activities and guides educators on how to incorporate more expressive play throughout the curriculum.”

This intermediate-level two-hour training course grants 0.2 IACET CEUs upon successful completion. Current CCEI students with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in all courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through online enrollment.

For more information on ChildCare Education Institute, visit http://www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute provides high-quality, distance education certificates and child care training programs in an array of child care settings, including preschool centers, daycare, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, and more online training. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start training requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director’s Credential, and Early Childhood Credential. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; 703.506.3275, and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

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