Early Educator Certification (EEC) Renewal CEU Courses

Johnston Community College Early Childhood Education has launched the next "era" of continuing education (CEU) courses for early care and education professionals. The courses are 100% online and are 5 contact hours in length for a total of .5 CEUs. Students are able to complete the course on their own time for up to two weeks! (Please note: BSAC is only one week in length.) You do not have to be a JCC student to take these courses.


A. Complete the Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF) (requires the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader). Please note: Faxing is the quickest way to reserve a seat. Print and fax the registration form to (919) 209-2189.

B. To register online, simply click the WebAdvisor link at the top of this page, then click on "Continue to WebAdvisor". Next, select the Continuing Education button, and then select "Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes". You may search for classes using a keyword, course name, start or end dates, location, or instructor's last name. Select the class you want, and click "Submit". Complete the registration process. Please be advised that payment must be made using a credit card.
Please note: If you are being paid for by an agency or your employer, you will need to complete the Continuing Education Registration Form (PDF), along with your employer/agency completing this authorization form: Sponsorship Form (PDF), which must be printed on company letterhead. Sponsored students are NOT able to use online registration.

C. For registration assistance or questions, call (919) 209-2522 or reference the JCC CEU Student Online Guide (DOC) which contains processes for before, during, and after your on-line CEU course.

D. Please note: All on-line CEU classes must be registered for at least 5 business days in advance in order for registration to be processed. ** Include your personal email on the registration form. Instructions on how to log-in will be sent to the email address you provide a few days before the class is to begin.**

E. Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Course Schedule

BSAC (5 hours)

Johnston Community College is the first college in North Carolina to offer BSAC on-line. The state of North Carolina requires BSAC training for school-age professionals who plan and ensure the implementation of daily activities or supervise groups of school-age children in licensed child care programs. The modules in BSAC will cover the elements of quality care, child development, positive guidance, age appropriate activities, environmental design, health/safety, nutrition, and NC Child Care Regulations. Students will get the same information as a face to face class, but through distance learning.

Registration Fee: $30.00 (subject to change)

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2017 BSAC offerings

Course Code: SEF 3001-145F
Dates/Days: September 11-18, 2017
Location: Online
Instructor: McKennies
Registration Fee: $30.00 (subject to change)
Must register by Sept. 1, 2017

Course Code: SEF 3001-146F
Dates/Days: October 16-23, 2017
Location: Online
Instructor: McKennies
Registration Fee: $30.00 (subject to change)
Must register by Oct. 6, 2017

Course Code: SEF 3001-147F
Dates/Days: December 4-11, 2017
Location: Online
Instructor: McKennies
Registration Fee: $30.00 (subject to change)
Must register by Nov.27, 2017

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Early Educator/ EEC Renewal Courses

Courses can be offered as needed with a minimum of 10 participants for the following topics. Contact Tonia Padrick via email with your request.

Leadership in Early Care and Education (5 hours)

Someone once said, "Real leaders are ordinary people, with extraordinary determination." Becoming a leader is a developmental process that takes time and practice. This session is designed to explore practical ways for improving staff performance, increasing morale and retention through empowerment and leadership skills. This session is designed especially for directors, administrators and professionals working on behalf of children in early care and education settings.

Challenging Behavior (5 hrs)

This 5-hour (.5 CEU credit) online course was designed to help the participant to understand and manage challenging behaviors of children from birth to twelve. The focus of the module will be causes and factors of misbehavior. The factors that will be considered are the environment, expectations, health of the child, and the reasons for the behavior.

Family Partnerships (5 Hours)

What are the characteristics of a typical "modern family"? No longer is the typical family a mom, dad and two children. The typical family can be a grandmother raising her grandchildren, a single parent home, children of divorce, two working parents, etc. In this 5 hour (.5 CEU) online course, students will recognize how effective partnerships between families and staff are built, analyze types of communication skills, and list characteristics and reflect on personal challenges of today's families in the early care and education field.

The ABC's of Early Literacy (5 hours)

This 5 hour (.5 CEU credit) online course was designed to provide participants with information about the development of early literacy skills in young children. Specific emphasis will be placed on utilizing developmentally appropriate techniques for facilitating phonological / phonemic awareness and pre-reading skills in preschool age children. The session will focus on enhancing literacy rich environments with the use of listening games, vocabulary enrichment activities, and games for alphabet letter names and sounds.

Planning My Profession (5 hours)

When you begin the journey of planning your profession/becoming a professional, self-assessment is the best way to determine your career goals and how you can achieve them. Your personality preferences, aptitudes and skills, interests, values, education goals and life and work experiences all play a role in this self-assessment process. This 5 hour (.5 CEU credit) online course is designed to aid in self-discovery as well as career exploration in the broad field of education.

Teaching the 21st Century Child (5 hours)

In this technological rich, knowledge driven century, the demand for our children to be able to compete globally are greater than ever before. In order to be successful, children need to be equipped with 21st century skills. But what are these 21st century skills? In this 5-hour (.5 CEU credit) session, we will explore 21st century skills, what they are, and why they are important. We will also discuss how to incorporate these skills into the early childhood classroom including using STEM and STEAM.

Oral Language: The Foundation of Literacy (5 hours)

The foundation of literacy development is oral language. Language rich environments help children learn the vocabulary needed to express their basic needs, ideas, emotions, and questions. Within this 5-hour (.5 CEU credit) session, we will discover the importance of oral language within the classroom with a focus on strategies to increase the use of oral language such as storytelling, read aloud, and through interactions.

Social & Emotional Session I: Nurturing and responsive relationships (5 hours)

We will discover that supportive, responsive relationships among adults and children are an essential component to promote healthy social emotional development in all children. As educators, we know that children learn by achieving sense of self, taking responsibility for self and others, and behaving in a pro-social way. This session will explore the various stages in social / emotional development in young children (birth through age eight) and will encourage participant to utilize this knowledge in creating a positive social & emotional “classroom community” in their own classrooms.

Health & Safety in ECE (5 hours)

This 5 hour (.5 CEU credit) online course was designed to inform the participant of state mandated and best practice health and safety issues regarding young children in early childhood education settings. Students will learn about health factors (physical health, child nutrition, vaccinations, and environmental health) and safety factors (environmental safety, fire safety, general first aid, and external elements) that affect the child while in structured child care. Upon completion, students should be able to compare/contrast environmental characteristics concerning health and safety, explain specific environmental factors that impact development, and identify strategies for enhancing health and safety within the early childhood classroom.

Weaving Math and Science Experiences into the Everyday Lives of Young Children (5 hours)

The participants will discuss two of NAEYC's Position Statements: Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Early Childhood Mathematics. They will discuss the commonalities between math and science and create one activity plan for math and one for science using knowledge they acquired during these discussions. Participants will demonstrate how to integrate developmentally appropriate math and science concepts into the everyday lives of young children.


For more information or to request an on-site CEU course at your facility contact:

Tonia Padrick
Director of Education Programs
(919) 209-2500