CCEI Offers No-Cost Online Course Examining Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations

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ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers PROF103: Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during the month of October.

Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations

Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations

“All providers need to be aware of current research and best practices in the area of effective communication in order to create appropriate environments for young children and build strong working relationships with coworkers and families, " says Maria C. Taylor, President & CEO of CCEI.

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, offers PROF103: Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations as a no-cost trial course to new CCEI users during the month of October.

Communication is one of the biggest parts of the job of being an educator and caregiver. Each day, early childhood educators communicate with the children, family members, coworkers, people they manage, and individuals who manage them. Many of these conversations are pleasant, social interactions, or general requests for information or assistance.

However, there are times throughout the day when early childhood educators may need to communicate a more serious need or share information that is less than pleasing. Perhaps an early childhood educator has to talk with a coworker about the tone of voice they use with children. Maybe a parent makes a complaint about something that happened to their child. Early childhood educators may need to deliver concerning results of a developmental screening to a family or tell their employer that they are not happy in their position.

All of these situations would fall under the category of challenging conversations for most early childhood educators. Not many people are comfortable delivering bad news, sharing concerning details, or being caught off guard by confrontation. Everyone is different; some conversations may be easier than others. Early childhood educators may dislike direct confrontation, but their coworker seems to handle those situations effectively. Even though challenging conversations are probably not the most preferred interactions, there are ways that early childhood educators can become more skilled in managing these conversations. Doing so can reduce the level of discomfort and make better communicators.

“The topics covered in this course are frequently cited as both essential and neglected in professional development for Early Childhood Education,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “All providers need to be aware of current research and best practices in the area of effective communication in order to create appropriate environments for young children and build strong working relationships with coworkers and families.”

PROF103: Strategies for Success in Challenging Conversations is a two-hour, beginner-level course and grants 0.2 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can register for 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 http://www.cceionline.edu or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

ChildCare Education Institute, LLC

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. CCEI is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), is 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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