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Free Online Training Opportunity from CCEI - Service-Learning for School-Age Children

CCEI is proud to offer SCH105: Service-Learning for School-Age Children and Older Youth as an online no-cost trial child care training course to new CCEI users May 1-31, 2018. This course is approved by The Nevada Registry for 2 child care training hours.

According to the National Dropout Prevention Network, service−learning is a teaching and learning method that connects meaningful community service experiences with academic learning, personal growth, and civic responsibility. It can be a powerful vehicle for youth engagement.  The following terms are sometimes confused with service−learning:

  • Volunteerism - Perform service or good work without pay and of one's own free will
  • Community Service - Service to the community with no direct ties to learning
  • Community Based Learning - Learning which takes place in the community with no formal service purpose
  • Philanthropy - Act of donation (usually money, assets, or other goods) to support a charitable cause

All of the above are worthwhile pursuits for young people, but they are not synonymous with service−learning.  Service−learning is a two−part endeavor including both service and learning. Goals are essential in both "services" and "learning," but for truly effective service−learning, both sides of the equation need to get equal treatment.This course provides in-depth study of the use of service-learning as an educational strategy designed to engage, motivate and increase knowledge, skills and civic involvement for school-age children and older youth. 

Course participants will learn why service-learning is important in the school-age and out-of-school care environment, including the many ways in which service-learning complements the regular academic curriculum. This course will help teachers, coaches, mentors, and other program leaders find new ways to help youth get involved in community issues while applying academic knowledge and a wide range of skills.   

This intermediate-level, two-hour training course with a 0.2 IACET CEU value is available as a trial course to new users with CCEI account creation during the month of May 2018. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged in to their CCEI account. Users without subscriptions can purchase child care training courses as block hours through CCEI online enrollment. 

For more information, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.