ChildCare Education Institute offers a free online course

ATLANTA, GA, April 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early childhood and early childhood workforce. education, offers CCEI110B: Outdoor safety in the early childhood environment as a free trial class for new CCEI users from April 1-30, 2022.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, more than 200,000 children visit hospital emergency rooms in the United States each year due to playground injuries. Most playground injuries are due to falls. The majority of these falls occur when children drop to the ground from a piece of equipment. Children can also hurt themselves by falling or being hit by a piece of equipment. Each year, about 15 children die as a result of gambling accidents. Most of these deaths are caused by falls or strangulations.

Effective supervision requires constant vigilance and keen observation. It also requires close interaction with children. Children benefit from the attention of a carer; by engaging in play with children, the caregiver can actively model and promote appropriate playground behavior. When it comes to supervising outdoor play, interaction is just as important as observation. Sometimes teachers get into the habit of gathering on the playground and talking to each other while keeping an eye on the children. Outdoor recess should not be seen as a “break” for teachers. Instead, teachers should move around the playground and guide children to new learning opportunities and safe, developmentally appropriate play.

ECE professionals should be aware of age appropriateness of equipment. Direct children to developmentally appropriate equipment and remember that not all equipment is age appropriate for all children. Children should be encouraged to try new activities and take appropriate risks. However, there are major differences in the skill levels of toddlers compared to preschool or school-aged children, and teachers are responsible for ensuring that young children avoid unnecessary risks and dangers. .

This course identifies common external injuries and the proper ways to prevent them. The student will learn the various elements of playground safety and dangers, as well as the measures to be taken to prevent accidental poisonings. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify common outdoor-related injuries in children and describe appropriate ways to prevent these injuries, list the four basic elements of safety play areas, identify potential play area problems and hazards, and identify the ways in which children may be exposed to poisons.

“Children who participate in meaningful and safe activities are less likely to misbehave and harm themselves and other children,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “By ensuring the child is actively engaged in an activity, a teacher can safely provide physical, emotional, social, and cognitive stimulation outdoors while providing safety.”

CCEI110B: Outdoor safety in the early childhood environment is a one hour beginner level course and awards 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged into their CCEI account. Non-subscription users can purchase child care training courses as blocked hours through CCEI Online Enrollment.

For more information, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

Institute of Child Care Education, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute®, a division of Excellence Learning Corporation, provides high-quality distance education certificates and child care training programs in a range of child care settings, including preschools , family daycares, preschool classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 150 childcare training courses in English and Spanish are available online to meet licensing, program recognition, and Head Start requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide coursework requirements for national degrees, including CDA, Director, and Early Childhood degrees. CCEI, a CDA Gold Standard™ Professional Accreditation Council training provider, is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation ( CHEA) and is accredited as an authorized provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

  • ChildCare Education Institute offers a free online course on outdoor safety in the early years setting

  • ChildCare Education Institute offers a free online course on outdoor safety in the early years setting