April 17, 2018 - continued®, a trusted provider of online continuing education and professional development, serves members in a number of professions and has added a new professional area, Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE joins the continued family of professions, which also includes audiology, speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. Early childhood education courses can be found at continued.com/ece.
continued’s practical, research-based ECE courses are designed to foster members’ continued professional growth and success. Course topics include challenging behavior, learning environments, child growth and development, health and safety, and family engagement. Offered in multiple formats (video, audio, and text) and presented by industry-leading experts, courses provide information that members can implement not only in classrooms and day care centers but also in their work with parents and families.
“It's important for educators to be their best when teaching young children and working with their parents,” says continued Early Childhood Education managing editor Jessica Lewis, MEd, ECSE. “As anyone who works with children knows, you’re never working just with children. They are a package deal with their parents and families, and it’s vital to work with those families to face challenging situations and help children thrive. Our training courses equip ECE providers to do that work better.”
“At continued, our mission is to provide an unparalleled learning experience that will enhance the lives and careers of those we serve, and our team of experts will strive to do so daily for early childhood education providers. When ECE providers become continued members, they will find an unrivaled combination of value, convenience, and quality,” says Tony Perlak, CEO.
Early childhood providers can take as many ECE courses as they want by joining continued and choosing Early Childhood Education as their professional area. Memberships are $99 per year and include unlimited access to the online ECE course library, which is overseen by an experienced team of early childhood professionals and instructional technology experts. Members can earn clock hours for training or CDA renewal; course completion certificates are provided.
Launched in 2017, continued is the master brand behind the family of online continuing education websites that includes AudiologyOnline, SpeechPathology.com, PhysicalTherapy.com, and OccupationalTherapy.com. The company has a broad reach across numerous professions and provides licensed and certified professionals all over the country with quality, affordable continuing education resources and job opportunities.