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Service-Learning for School-Age Children Outlined in New Course from CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce SCH105: Service-Learning for School-Age Children and Older Youth to the online child care training course catalog.
According to the National Dropout Prevention Network, service−learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. This course provides in−depth study of the use of service−learning as an educational strategy designed to engage, motivate and increase knowledge, skills and civic involvement for school−age children and older youth. Service−learning provides a hands−on application of knowledge and skills to real life community needs. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to differentiate between service-learning and community service, identify the importance of reflection and assessment activities in the service-learning environment, define the term authentic assessment, identify social-emotional competencies that can develop in the service-learning environment, and much more.
“Service-learning is an extremely rewarding form of education for school-age children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce this course to help teachers build a teaching strategy that integrates meaningful service and learning at the same time.”
This two-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.2 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm EST.
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 Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), 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.