EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Committee for Academic Excellence (CAE) is dedicated to delivering high-quality professional resources and training to a diverse community of adult learners to achieve their maximum potential in the early childhood industry. We offer a variety of services which can all be tailored to meet your individual or group needs.
CPR/AED/FIRST AID/BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS
We personalize training in CPR/AED – Adult/Child/Infant, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens. These courses can be taken together or separately based on your needs. Our American Red Cross certified trainer will come to your center and perform hands-on training in the course(s) you desire.
- CPR/AED—Adult with CPR—Child and Infant Course: Trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations, and recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children, and infants. The course provides the lay responder with knowledge and skills necessary to safely use an automated external defibrillator (AED) on an adult.
- Standard First Aid Course: Trains lay responders with knowledge and skills necessary to give care in an emergency, to help sustain life, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical care arrives.
- Bloodborne Pathogens Course: Trains and provides individuals with an understanding of the intent of the bloodborne pathogens regulation issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); how Bloodborne pathogens are spread; how to help prevent exposure incidents by following work practice controls, using engineering controls and personal protective equipment, practicing good personal hygiene and properly cleaning and disinfecting equipment and supplies; and to recognize, report, and follow up on employee exposures to infectious materials.
The CAE offers training programs that consider best practices in many areas of professional development. These trainings are age appropriate while providing crucial tools for parents, teachers, and childcare professionals to foster and support learning. We will customize a variety of professional development strategies to meet the needs of your staff that is compliant with local, state, and federal laws. Let us know what you need and we will tailor our program to meet your needs.
Examples of training topics include:
- Center Play
- Child Abuse
- Classroom/Behavior Management
- Emergent Literacy
- Outdoor Play
- Overcoming Conflict
- Parent Involvement
- Team Building
- The Arts
- Thematic Units
- Time Management
- And much more!
Do you need specialized assistance? The CAE can help your center develop in a variety of ways by providing the following:
- Assistance in opening your new child care center
- Development of classroom environments
- Overall center evaluation
- Performing mock NAC and NAEYC accreditation evaluations
Is something you need not listed above? Give us a call and we will design an approach to best assist you.
The CAE has over six years of coaching experience through two Early Reading First grants awarded in 2007 and 2008 by the Department of Education. Since then we have created over 9 early childhood centers of educational excellence in Hillsborough County, Florida. Using scientifically based reading research we can improve your center by working directly with your teachers to model the following:
- Creating and designing literacy, language, and print-rich classroom environments
- Fostering collaboration between home and school to advance students' cognition and early reading skill growth
- Using the ELLCO standards to access teacher performance in a classroom environment
- Instructing teachers on how to perform informal assessments on students and create Individual Development and Educational Plans (IDEPs) for students needing specialized instruction
Are you in the process of completing NAC or NAEYC accreditation? Are you having difficulties and need assistance? The CAE has over 20 years of accreditation experience in NAC and NAEYC, and can assist you in the self-study process.
The Child Development Associate is a performance-based Credential, and the CDA Council needs to know how Candidates perform in real-life professional situations with young children. The Committee for Academic Excellence can provide a CDA Advisor to observe Candidates directly as they serve as lead teachers with a group of young children. The CDA professional observation instrument is used to score the Candidate’s performance. The professional judgment of the CDA Advisor is critical in determining if a Candidate is qualified to be a CDA. To speak to someone about setting up a CDA advisor for your school, call (813) 689-6360.
ONLINE LEARNING - INSTITUTE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
The CAE has launched its online educational services through the Institution for Early Childhood Education (IECE). Online courses include:
- Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC - Staff Credential)
- FCCPC / Staff Credential Renewal Courses
- Director Credential Renewal Courses
Visit iece.thecae.org to learn more about classes and register today!
- 30+ Years of Child Care and Administrative Experience
- 6+ Years of Emergent Literacy Coaching Experience
- Active NAEYC, NACCP, FLAEYC, and HECA Members
- Degreed and Certified Instructors
- Early Reading First Awardees
- SECA, FLAEYC, One Goal, NCFAEYC, ELCOMC, and DOE Workshop Presenters
For more information email email@example.com or call (813) 689-6360 and ask for extension 208, 210, or 219.