CCEI Promotes Early Art Education for "Youth Art Month"

Mar 01, 2012, 06:00 ET from ChildCare Education Institute

DULUTH, Ga., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CCEI690: Rainbows and Rembrandts: Enhancing Art in the Preschool Classroom at no cost in March in recognition of Youth Art Month.

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Art programs continue to be reduced or eliminated in school-age curricula despite the research-proven benefits that art education provides young minds. Art education promotes spatial intelligence, creativity, inventiveness, critical thinking, fine motor skills, and more. Rainbows and Rembrandts introduces preschool teachers to the basic concepts of developing and managing art projects within child care settings. Objectives for children's learning in the art center, appropriate methods of observation, parent involvement, and assessment are also discussed.

"Arts education boosts cognitive skills and other areas of development," says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "Art projects are a part of most early childhood environments and this course will enhance teacher's knowledge of how to make them most meaningful."

CCEI690 is available at no cost to trial users and account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course is also available for purchase through online enrollment at

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute provides quality, affordable professional development programs for continuing education. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training online courses are available to meet annual licensing and Head Start training requirements, in addition to online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director credentialing options, and several others. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.

For more information on CCEI, visit or call 1.800.499.9907.

SOURCE ChildCare Education Institute