DULUTH, Ga., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early care and education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of LIT100:Storytelling for Enrichment, Early Literacy, and Fun! to the child care training course catalog.
The new online storytelling course provides comprehensive guidance for incorporating storytelling into the early childhood environment. Participants will learn why storytelling is important for young children, as well as strategies for effective storytelling and rich follow-up activities such as group discussion and playacting to promote self-expression and critical thinking skills. Different forms of storytelling, essential story elements, and ways to improve children's vocabulary and language skills are also covered within the course.
Storytelling is a two-hour, intermediate-level course and grants 0.2 IACET CEUs upon successful completion. CCEI professional development courses are available to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription, or can be purchased individually.
"Storytelling is often viewed as a special treat for young children, but it can be a highly effective tool for building early literacy," says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "Storytelling can have a tremendous impact on language skills, cultural knowledge, and creativity, and this course helps educators learn how to incorporate it into the daily curriculum."
About ChildCare Education Institute ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) provides quality, affordable professional development programs for continuing education. More than 100 English and Spanish child care courses are available to meet annual licensing and Head Start training requirements online. In addition to training, CCEI offers several certificate programs, such as Child Development Associate Certificates (Online CDA), the Online Early Childhood Credential, Online Director's Certificates, the Online NAC, and many more. CCEI is nationally 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.