CCEI Offers Online Training that Promotes Empathy and Positive Behavior

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Online No-Cost Trial Course Available to New CCEI Users During the Month of October

Online Child Care Training

This course outlines exactly what empathy means in the classroom, and provides key strategies to promoting prosocial behavior.

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, offers SOC104: Promoting Empathy and Other "Prosocial" Behaviors as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users during the month of October in recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month.

Empathy promotes meaningful relationships and better communication and problem-solving skills. It also promotes greater understanding between people of different backgrounds. This course examines recent social research into empathy and other "prosocial" behaviors, as well as recommended strategies and practices for guiding young children through the early phases of empathy's long development process. Through successful completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of empathy and the difference between empathy and sympathy, define the “warm glow effect”, and identify appropriate strategies for promoting and reinforcing prosocial behavior in the early childhood environment.

“Empathy is a key component of any successful childcare environment. Equal support and understanding among the children creates a better overall atmosphere for the childcare provider,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “This course outlines exactly what empathy means in the classroom, and provides key strategies to promoting prosocial behavior.”

This beginner-level training course is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation in October. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development 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 CCEI online enrollment.

For more information, visit 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, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet licensing, recognition program, and Head Start Requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide the coursework requirement for national credentials including the CDA, Director and Early Childhood Credentials. Several certification programs have been evaluated and awarded college credit recommendations by the National College Credit Recommendation Service (National CCRS). 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), and is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

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