ChildCare Education Institute Announces New Online Speaking and Listening Skills Course

Dec 01, 2010, 17:39 ET from ChildCare Education Institute

DULUTH, Ga., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, announces the addition of CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills to its catalog of online professional development courses.

Speaking and listening skills are essential for the development of early literacy skills, self expression, and oral language comprehension. This course gives child care providers practical methods for teaching children to listen more effectively in order to build vocabulary, knowledge, and general communication skills. The course also covers factors that influence listening behavior, proper speaking skills, and the promotion of active listening techniques. When young children receive oral instruction or engage in conversation, with caregivers or their peers, better listening and speaking skills lead to enhanced learning and overall communication.

"It's never too early to start developing good communication skills. This new course is another means of teacher enrichment to encourage the most effective communication with young children," said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.

About ChildCare Education Institute, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) is dedicated to providing the child care industry with professional development programs and courses to meet educational requirements. Over 100 professional development courses are available to meet annual training and licensing requirements, as well as a variety of continuing education options. CCEI is DETC accredited and approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CCEI is authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837. For more information, visit or call 1.800.499.9907.

SOURCE ChildCare Education Institute