SOURCE: ChildCare Education Institute

ChildCare Education Institute

September 23, 2011 15:15 ET

CCEI Announces New Online "Fit for Life" Child Care Training Course

DULUTH, GA--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, is proud to announce the addition of HLTH103: Fit for Life.

While diet plays a crucial role in a child's health, physical activity (or lack thereof) is really at the root of the rising childhood obesity rates in the United States. Vigorous play on the playground or in high-intensity games is one way for children to get some of the exercise they need, and consistent, sustained light to moderate physical activity is the key to good health in childhood and beyond. This intermediate-level course provides strategies for incorporating movement activities across the entire curriculum, so that light to moderate movement becomes a regular consideration when planning and facilitating activities in the early childhood environment.

"Many early childhood educators struggle with incorporating adequate physical activity into the daily curriculum," says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "Children don't need to be red-faced, sweaty, and breathless in order to get the activity they need, and this course offers simple, fun, appropriate ways to engage children in daily play and learning activities."

Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive 0.2 CEUs and the ability to print and/or save their certificate of completion immediately. HLTH103 is available at no cost to account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. Without a subscription, this course may be purchased individually through online enrollment at

About CCEI
ChildCare Education Institute is an online child care training institution with quality professional development programs for continuing education. Over 100 English and Spanish child care training courses are available online to meet annual licensing requirements, in addition to online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director Credential 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.

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