ChildCare Education Institute’s New Attention Course


ATLANTA, GA, May 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), an online child care training provider dedicated exclusively to the early childhood and early childhood workforce. education, is proud to present SPN107: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to the online catalog of childcare training.

For a child care provider, the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the classroom can be quite obvious. The term ADD is no longer used by medical professionals. However, it is sometimes used colloquially to refer to a person who has difficulty staying focused but does not show symptoms of hyperactivity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 6.1 million children between the ages of 2 and 17 are diagnosed with ADHD in the United States. This number includes 388,000 children between the ages of 2 and 5 who have been diagnosed with ADHD.

Teachers should take the time to reflect on the behaviors they observe and try to find appropriate outlets for the needs communicated by the children. Keep in mind that what works for one child with ADHD may not work for all children with ADHD. Children come from different backgrounds and motivations. Part of a teacher’s job is to find the best way to motivate each child to succeed and become a better learner.

This course presents basic facts about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including characteristics of children diagnosed with ADHD, recommended classroom arrangements, and strategies for supporting adults with ADHD. Most researchers agree that genetic and environmental factors most likely cause ADHD. Child care providers and families should take note of these connections, especially if the child has been labeled as a behavioral problem or as lazy and persistent. These negative labels can be very dangerous to a child’s overall mental health. Instead, small accomplishments should be recognized and rewarded. Children should receive positive, individualized attention whenever possible.

Teachers should never diagnose a child or use language related to a specific diagnosis unless the child has been formally diagnosed. The role of the teacher is to share observations and information about child development with families. Teachers can also provide information about early intervention services, which families can use to schedule an assessment for their child. However, the child care provider plays an important role in observing and providing information on the performance and behavior of the child.

“The past few decades have seen dramatic increases in the rates of diagnosis of ADHD and other early childhood disorders,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “Early childhood professionals must implement strategies and apply specialized knowledge to meet the individual needs of all children.

SPN107: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a two hour beginner level course and awards 0.2 IACET CEU on successful completion. Current CCEI users with active, unlimited annual subscriptions can enroll in professional development courses at no additional cost when logged into their CCEI account. Non-subscription users can purchase child care training courses as blocked hours through CCEI Online Enrollment.

For more information, visit or call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT

Institute of Child Care Education, LLC

ChildCare Education Institute®, a division of Excellence Learning Corporation, provides high-quality distance education certificates and child care training programs in a range of child care settings, including preschools , family daycares, preschool classrooms, nanny care, online daycare training and more. Over 150 childcare training courses in English and Spanish are available online to meet licensing, program recognition, and Head Start requirements. CCEI also has online certification programs that provide coursework requirements for national degrees, including CDA, Director, and Early Childhood degrees. CCEI, a CDA Gold Standard™ Professional Accreditation Council training provider, is accredited by the Distance Education Accreditation Commission (DEAC), is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation ( CHEA) and is accredited as an authorized provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

  • New ChildCare Education Institute course on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • New ChildCare Education Institute course on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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