eLearning for Family Child Care

Why should you take online learning from CEY?
Family child care is an extremely important part of the early childhood landscape. It is important to stay knowledgable about your field and continue to grow. Our expertise in this area is unmatched. Our instructors have a deep understanding of family child care and have many years working in family  child care homes. They understand your unique challenges and want to share their knowledge and experience with you. We are Gateways approved and can work to be approved in your state as well. If you would like us to become approved in your state just contact us.   
Our current courses;
Coming Soon;
Curriculum Topics
  • The Environment as the Third Teacher-Family Child Care
  • Messing About with Materials- How loose parts supports STEM learning

  • Loose Parts with Infants and Toddlers

  • Technology for the Early Years- A Reggio-inspired approach

  • Literacy and Language Development In a Reggio-inspired Family Child Care

  • Nature Based Learning in your own Backyard-Family Child Care

  • Creating Nature-based Environments-Family Child Care

  • Edible Backyard- Family Child Care

  • Math and Science in the Reggio-inspired Family Child Care

  • Planning for emergent curriculum in family child care home

  • Documentation Authentic Assessment for Family Child Care

  • Becoming a Teacher Researcher

  • Co-Constructing knowledge, learning Alongside Children

  • What does it mean to be research-based?

Business Topics

  • Planning your exit strategy

Upcoming Events
Reggio Study Deposit
Sat, Mar 21
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Mar 21, 7:00 PM
Reggio Emilia, Italy, Malaguzzi Center
This is the deposit for the study tour portion of the the Progressive Ed for the Early Years PD and Reggio Study tour 2020. This deposit will hold your space for the study tour to Reggio Emlia, Italy. Date info is for the study tour only and does not reflect the dates for the CEY PD.
Infant and Toddlers Study Tour
Thu, Nov 07
Boulder Journey School
Nov 07, 2019, 8:00 AM
Boulder Journey School, 1919 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
CEY invites you to join us for a private study tour to the Boulder Journey School, one of the most well known Reggio-inspired school in the US. Observe in classrooms, spend time in dialogue with Master infant and toddler teachers, ask questions, and hear about their research with infants and toddler
The Loose Parts Revolution Camp Buy One Get one Weekend!
Fri, Oct 05
Camp Tuckabatchee
Oct 05, 2018, 5:00 PM – Oct 07, 2018, 3:00 PM
Camp Tuckabatchee, 1973 N 35th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350, USA
Join us for an adult summer camp experience while learning about, exploring, and making loose parts to use with the children in your care.
Reggio Tour Study Deposit
Sun, Mar 22
Reggio Emilia
Mar 22, 7:00 PM
Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy

1041 Clinton Ave

Oak Park, IL 60304


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