Literacy Gains Momentum through Family Reinforcement

Aug 02, 2012, 06:00 ET from ChildCare Education Institute

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, offers new users the opportunity to try online learning by taking the trial course CCEI3024: Supporting Family Literacy at no cost in August, in recognition of Family Fun Month.

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The basis of Family Literacy is simple: outcomes improve when families work together to improve literacy and reading proficiency. Attaining a high level of reading proficiency, as well as highly developed speaking and listening skills, requires exposure to many kinds of learning experiences. The road to "literacy" is a long, complex process, and teachers cannot carry children down that road alone. Outside the classroom, a child's home environment must also offer experiences that promote the development of early literacy skills.

This course explains the benefits of Family Literacy and presents ways that parents and teachers can work together to promote reading and writing skills. Course participants will learn ways to help parents establish developmentally appropriate practices at home in order to build a lifelong love of reading and knowledge. Phonemic awareness, verbal communication skills, vocabulary building, and reading fluency are among the major topics covered in this one-hour course. CCEI3024 is available to new CCEI users as a trial course during August, and users who do not have an active, annual training subscription may purchase this course through online enrollment.

"Literacy and language skills open doors for learning and are absolutely indispensable," said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "This course will help early childhood professionals understand the importance of involving parents directly in the curriculum."

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute provides quality, affordable professional development programs for continuing education. Over 100 English and Spanish online child care training courses are available to meet licensing and Head Start training requirements. Additionally, CCEI offers online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director Credentials, Early Childhood Credential, and more. 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, visit or call 1.800.499.9907.

ChildCare Education Institute, LLC
3059 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30097

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